How do you handle multi-page patterns when stitching?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
How do you handle multi-page patterns when stitching?
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Sun, 11-20-2011 - 10:37am

This is a question asked by Jeanne on Just String: http://juststring.blogspot.com/2011/11/many-professional-designers-especially.html given that she is working with a pattern that is nearly 70 pages long! Her idea is interesting but I'm not so sure it would work for me...

The most loose pages I've had to juggle were 16, if I remember right, and it was murder keeping them straight. They were all loose and I kept them in a large zip lock bag, pulling out only the one or two I was working with at the time, but when it came time to put them back in order, that wasn't such an easy thing. I have no clue how I would handle 70 loose pages, and I fear this may be an issue with Kimono 90 Stitches...

But I agree with Jeanne that bound patterns isn't going to work, ESPECIALLY with a chart that complex. I've stitched with many fewer pages in books and they drove me nuts with the key on one or two pages, the pattern divided up among six to 8 pages... even copying the pages wasn't that easy because the perfect binding of the book made the inside (bound) edges of the pattern somewhat distorted and out of focus...



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Registered: 07-25-2000

I have not done a whole lot of designs with more than 3 or 4 pages, so I have not had to worry much about that. I make working copies of the pages and keep them in a zip lock bag with the design fabric.

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Registered: 07-31-1998

The first thing I do is make sure that the pages are numbered before I have a chance to drop them all on the floor and scramble them and I will make sure the Kimono is numbered! When I get supplemental pages such as we will receive with the komono I insert them into the main pattern pages so that I have all that I am working on at that moment together. I have done this with several classes and it works well for me. The Jane Zimmerman piece probably was 70 pages by the time it was finished.

When I am working one of these large pieces, I will list the threads in that particular section because I often change the colors and so my thread list doesn't match the original one that I have been given.

Sometimes we each have to work out whatever system works best for us. But feel free to try my suggestions and if you can improve on them be sure to tell me!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001

That's a good idea --- the numbering, the new thread lists and the insertions will all work for me --- IF I am conscientious and actually follow through!



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