Printing Templates

Printing  Templates

If–like Cathy and Toni–you are having problems printing the GIF version of the templates on the Quilter’s Cache … try this PDF one: sweet_dreams_template-converted I simply converted Marcia’s image to a PDF file format that will print at the correct size IF YOU DO NOT LET YOUR COMPUTER SCALE IT. The dialogue box you see when printing will likely look different than mine (on a Mac), depending on the computer/operating system...

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The Deadlines are Always the Same

The Deadlines are Always the Same

Someone recently emailed me to ask what the deadline is and I realized that I probably should include the deadlines in the first post of the month and on the At-a-Glance page, even though the deadlines are always the same: Post a photo of your blocks by 12 PM (Noon)  on the US East Coast of the last day of the month to be included in the drawing. If you are unsure of when that is wherever you are, here’s a link to a pretty easy to use...

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Deadline for Posting

Deadline for Posting

There always seems to be some uncertainty about when the deadline for posting/entering blocks for the drawing. The deadline is always at NOON (US eastern time) on the last day of the month … or a little more than an hour from now. Today, Debbie will be picking the winners (using the random.org random integer generator) and posting the...

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Printing the Sunrise Templates

Printing the Sunrise Templates

I’ve had a couple of email messages from people about printing and sizes and measurements today … and I thought others might also have questions. This is what the print options look like when I print (from an iMac).  You may have to change the orientation from portrait to landscape so that it fits on the page in a way that it nearly FILLS the page.  In the bottom half of the screen, you can see that I have the Auto Rotate option...

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A Reminder about Categories

A Reminder about Categories

When you are posting a photo of your blocks to enter the drawing, use the category blocks. When you are posting an update saying that you have mailed your blocks or received blocks in the mail, select the category sent and received. When you put your post in the category blocks, your post is featured on the home page in the recent work section. When you put a sent and received update post in the blocks category instead, here’s what the...

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WordPress App problems on iPad/iPhone

WordPress App problems on iPad/iPhone

Helen discovered a problem with the WordPress App for iPad.  When you try to add a post, you’ll see an error like this: If you can access our site from a browser, you’ll see it IS accessible. After a quick look around online, it looks like the issue is related to the secure connection being used by the app.  I will need to make a change (or purchase an upgrade) on the site to support the increased security in the WordPress app...

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Please Measure your Blocks

One of our January winners received a chevron block that is ALMOST AN INCH TOO SMALL in one direction and a HALF INCH TOO SMALL in the other.  It’s hard for me to imagine that the maker didn’t know she was sending an unusable block, but, I will suspend disbelief and remind everyone that the last step of making your blocks is MEASURING THEM to make sure they fit within the guidelines for the Block Lotto. Blocks for the lotto must be...

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Problems Logging In – Stop Spammer Registrations Plug-in

Problems Logging In – Stop Spammer Registrations Plug-in

A couple people have let me know that the Stop Spammer Registration plug-in was blocking them from logging in.  If you have also been unable to login, I have disabled this self-described aggressive spam plugin that is supposed to prevent spam registrations, logins and comments.  It had been working beautifully, but in the last few days has become, perhaps, a little too aggressive for us. Anyone with an account should be able to login now. The...

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Rotating Images in WordPress

Rotating Images in WordPress

WordPress has some limited image editing capabilities.  Once you find them, It’s pretty easy to rotate and/or crop images.  Here’s how. First,  you want to go to the media library.  In this example, where I rotated the images in one of Bonita’s posts, I started by editing the post, then clicked the Add Media button. If when you upload your image(s), you notice that they are not the orientation you expected, you can edit them...

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This isn’t a “set it and forget it” kind of thing

I am waiting to hear from Madison–one of our winners in the September drawing.  She’s relatively new–she made her first lotto blocks in August.  Unfortunately, as of yesterday, it looks like she hasn’t yet mailed those August blocks to three of the winners.  And so, I’m a little worried. If it happens, it wouldn’t be the first time someone found the site, sent me their info, made blocks and posted them and … was...

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A Gentle Reminder

My intent for the block lotto is that quilters may: Try something new, whether it’s a new block pattern, a new-to-them technique or a different color-way Win a set of blocks made by the block lotto community or be inspired by a block to make more of their own Have fun in a no-commitment activity that takes a minimal amount of time ALWAYS send blocks that are the type that they would like to receive and that will be usable by the winners...

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