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    Hello:

    I am wanting to make the Burp cloth from the 2018 Baby magazine, Volume 5, Issue 1. For the life of me I cannot get the template to print to scale. Obviously it's bigger than any paper I have, so I'm wondering if there is another location for this template where it's in pieces to be taped together to get it the actual intended size???

    thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: Printing Template to Scale

    Are you able to trace it from the magazine?
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    Default Re: Printing Template to Scale

    I've made dozens of burp cloths, but I've never used a template or pattern. I use a FQ of flannel fabric, square up the edges, stitch on 3 sides with RST, turn, press the ends closed with the iron, press the whole thing, then stitch all the way around. It's makes a perfect size burp cloth. If you don't have FQs, you can cut your own from yardage. If I'm making several at a time, I chain piece them & sort of do it assembly line fashion. New moms love burp cloths.

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    Default Re: Printing Template to Scale

    These burp cloths are incredible. I've made lots and lots. I use inexpensive terry towels for one side. Here's the tut for them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS7TDRyPd9Y

    Here is the template.

    https://www.shabbyfabrics.com/Assets...orDownload.pdf
    Last edited by MHG Winnower; December 14th, 2018 at 10:08 AM.
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    Default Re: Printing Template to Scale

    Thanks everyone for your response. I was looking for more of the rounded edges like the download MHG Winnower gave.

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    Default Re: Printing Template to Scale

    I get mine done at the UPS store. you might have to enlarge it and make several prints moving it each time to get it all. then cut and paste. not the easiest thing but doable.
    hmmm, what size paper are you using. legal size. the link to it didn't show any info on enlarging the "template". print to size or 100% should do it. if not, contact them somehow!
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    Default Re: Printing Template to Scale

    I use the one from Shabby Fabrics as noted above.

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    Default Re: Printing Template to Scale

    I used the one from Shabby Fabrics last week to make several of the curved burp cloths. It printed out on two sheets of paper and I had to tape them together. Easy peasy! Hope you enjoy making them, I sure did!
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    Default Re: Printing Template to Scale

    You try settings in the printer? Most things that are larger than a standard paper need to have the printer told to print to scale, not to print to fit paper. there are settings for your printer to adjust before you hit "Print".
    I can't give exact directions since each printer will be a tad different but google your printer and settings to find where to do this

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    Default Re: Printing Template to Scale

    Or ask a kid how!! they know everything. good luck!!

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