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Old 01-11-2011, 05:28 PM   #57
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Hey, Lindy! As a quilter, I know you probably have freezer paper for templating. You can use that for patterns for your floor tiles, at least to rough cut them. Easier than using something stiffer, and you can finesse them as you go. I can't help you with electrical or gas, but, by golly, I can help you with templates!

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Old 01-11-2011, 06:28 PM   #58
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Hi Lindy; Sorry you're having trouble.

"but what do you do when there is a dip or two or three between the pattern and the wall (or in my case, the ceiling?) There's nothing there to mark on. Do you add another piece to the back of it and mark that?"

You mark on the part of the pattern that is touching or close to touching the wall, what ever part the pencil will make a mark on; then remove the part outside the mark. When you put the pattern against the wall again those gaps you mention will be smaller. Just keep marking the pattern wherever the pencil will make a mark, then cut those high spots off. You will get to the point where you can draw a line on the pattern that is continuous and when that happens and you cut on that line it will match the wall.

"I did use your method this afternoon and got an "almost" fit but I do have several dips where I need to add to rather than take away from the pattern."

Since the pattern material is a throw away item, just keep cutting the high spots of the pattern off until you have eliminated the gaps.
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Hey, Lindy! As a quilter, I know you probably have freezer paper for templating. You can use that for patterns for your floor tiles, at least to rough cut them. Easier than using something stiffer, and you can finesse them as you go. I can't help you with electrical or gas, but, by golly, I can help you with templates!

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Ah! I certainly can use freezer paper - and you KNOW I have some!

Thanks for the great hint!
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:09 PM   #60
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Hi Lindy; Sorry you're having trouble.

"but what do you do when there is a dip or two or three between the pattern and the wall (or in my case, the ceiling?) There's nothing there to mark on. Do you add another piece to the back of it and mark that?"

You mark on the part of the pattern that is touching or close to touching the wall, what ever part the pencil will make a mark on; then remove the part outside the mark. When you put the pattern against the wall again those gaps you mention will be smaller. Just keep marking the pattern wherever the pencil will make a mark, then cut those high spots off. You will get to the point where you can draw a line on the pattern that is continuous and when that happens and you cut on that line it will match the wall.

"I did use your method this afternoon and got an "almost" fit but I do have several dips where I need to add to rather than take away from the pattern."

Since the pattern material is a throw away item, just keep cutting the high spots of the pattern off until you have eliminated the gaps.
I think part of the problem was that it was 16 degrees and I was trying to get something done with frozen hands. What you say makes sense so I will heat up the man-cave tomorrow and try to do a better job. And I won't cut from the birch until I'm certain it will work.

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Old 01-11-2011, 11:11 PM   #61
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Good idea, the birch is much to expensive to be wasting. Now I wish I would have made a video of how the process works. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That must mean a video is worth 10,000 words.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:37 AM   #62
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btw - Kay is making all the templates for Little Girl now...

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She wouldn't by chance like to come visit Saguache, CO for a week or so, would she?
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G-o-o-l-l-l-e-e-e!

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The tile is down on the potty box and is absolutely PERFECT - thanks to the easy-to-make templates made from freezer paper!

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"You mark on the part of the pattern that is touching or close to touching the wall, what ever part the pencil will make a mark on; then remove the part outside the mark. When you put the pattern against the wall again those gaps you mention will be smaller. Just keep marking the pattern wherever the pencil will make a mark, then cut those high spots off. You will get to the point where you can draw a line on the pattern that is continuous and when that happens and you cut on that line it will match the wall."
The template for the bathroom wall is without dips, bumps or gaps thanks to the excellent instruction received in how to cut those dang curves. We will cut the birch this afternoon.

THANK YOU - YET AGAIN!

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Glad it looks like it will work out. Post some photos of how it came out.

If the guy in the hardware store only knew how talented you are!
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The perfect wall and floor!

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Glad it looks like it will work out. Post some photos of how it came out.

If the guy in the hardware store only knew how talented you are!
Well, the wall and floor are more perfect than the photographer.
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That looks great!!!!!!!!

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Wow!!

BEAUTIFUL!! Job Lindy; With the skills you've learned here the dinette should be a walk in the park.
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