||What's an FAQ??? ... It's a Frequently Asked Question!
||Your patterns have copyright symbols; What can
I do with them? Go to the Terms
/Conditions of Use Page Also, a reminder, that the copyrights on my traditional, public domain, block instructions cover the graphics, text instruction, and the html code that makes it fall as you see it. I am not, nor have I ever, claimed to be the originator of those
traditional patterns. On the Original designs, the copyright covers the origination of the design, as well as the previously mentioned parts of the pattern.
||Why can't I connect to your
keep getting an error message!?... There are several different reasons why a
person can't connect to a web site. A frequent one, is heavy web traffic. Heavy traffic
slows web access! You should try this: If you are using Netscape as your browser, hit the
RELOAD button. If you are using Internet Explorer, hit the REFRESH button. You may have to
do this more than once. Usually this will get you in to the site. Very slow computers may
have more difficulty getting into the site than the faster speed computers.
||Why can't I see all the images?... The pages are
very graphics intensive, and thusly, they DO take a while to download to
you, especially with a slower connection. If the bar
at the bottom of your browser window says done, and you STILL can't see all the images,
that means it has not loaded properly. Again, hit REFRESH or RELOAD. AOL
USERS-see below doe special info!
||How do I turn off the music?... Turn
down your speakers. You may also view the patterns through the Alphabetical List
Pages; those have no music...nor do the nearly 4000 pages of free
||Do you have a pattern for____? ... I suggest that you
look on the Alphabetical
List Pages if you are looking for a specific pattern by name. That is the quickest way
to get through the site. If you are looking for a pattern that you only know by the way it
LOOKS, I suggest that you use the Page Buttons at the bottom of Quilt Blocks Galore. That
route will open up page after page showing pictures of the blocks, twenty-four of them to
a page. Start with the largest page number, and you will be lead back
through the years of patterns.
||Why do I see the words over the patterned page borders?... This
is because of the browser display size your computer is set
on. These pages are designed to be best viewed at 800 x 600 pixels display size. You can
check and/or change your computers' display setting by going to My
Computer...clicking on Control Panel...clicking on Display...then clicking on Settings. If
you have your computer set to a larger display size by choice, then you simply need to
drag your browser window a tad smaller, until the words drop neatly into place on the
pages' white background. If you are viewing the pages through Web TV, there just isn't
anything you can do about this problem, that I know of anyways. :o(
||May I use your images/wallpapers on my website?... NOPE!
What's an mh paper?... um... my initials....my paper....:o)
||Will you figure out my quilt yardage for me?... Probably
not, for reasons of time constraints, but what I have done instead is to teach you how to figure out your own! :o) Go to
this URL (*what's an URL?? a web address!) http://www.quilterscache.com/startquiltingtwo.html
||I'm looking for a pattern my Grandmother made once? Do you know
where I can find it? ... as with all pattern related questions, I suggest going
to the Pattern Pages to see if you recognize the block you are looking for, or the
Alphabetized List Page, if you know the pattern's name. You can write to me anytime and I
will gladly help you locate a pattern if I can. Please be as specific as you can about
||I'm a real beginner, what do you recommend for a good
pattern to start with?... I suggest you start with any pattern that has fewer
and/or larger pieces. A nine patch is simple, or any simple patchwork made of squares.
Look through the available patterns, read the instructions, and if you believe you
understand the instructions, Go For It! You will make mistakes as a beginner....that's how
we learn!! :o)
||What if I find a mistake on your patterns?... please
email me at marcia "at sign" quilterscache.com (taking out the
spaces and parentheses and substituting @ for the phrase
"at-sign" ) and let me
know!...Tell me as much as you can...which pattern, what part is wrong....I want to get
errors fixed as fast as I can!!!
||What's a SCANT 1/4" ?... A
scant 1/4" seam is about two threads shy of a true 1/4", and is done to
compensate for the amount of block width you lose each time you press over a seam
allowance. This is really important! Think of a 12" block that is made up of four
3" squares across...each time you press over the seam, you are losing about 1/16th of
an inch...so you just "lost" 1/4" of your block! So, to make the squares
come out the right size...use the SCANT 1/4" seam ALWAYS when quilting! :o)
||How do I best print off your templates
With your browser open to the page you want to print, go to
FILE, then PAGE SETUP. Set the margins (left, right and top) to .25,
and the bottom margin to .57. This will allow more to fit on one
page, and save you Ink! Stuff still not all fitting? Check this: With
the page open that you want to print, left click on FILE, then on
Print...a window will open. Click the "properties"
button...another window opens. Make sure that "scale to fit"
is NOT check marked. Click "ok" to close that window. The
regular print window is still open. Make sure you have it checked to
print ALL, and not just certain page numbers! Another thing to
check...again, left click on FILE, then on Page Setup...make sure
there is nothing in the header and footer lines!
Something else to check if you don't HAVE a properties button on
your version: If you are using IE as your browser, click on FILE and
then on PRINT...when the Print window opens click on the Preferences
Button...then on the "Effects" tab...and make
sure there is a dot by "Actual Size" .
Due to the different screen resolutions between the Mac
(100dpi) and PC (72dpi) platform, Mac users will need to set
the scaling in the page setup dialogue box to 94% in order
to use the templates. Otherwise, they will print too
large. ..and thanks go to Krystal Hosmer for this info and apple
Dorothy sends this PRINTING
FROM A MAC INFO: I have discovered the BEST way to print
templates the right size. In OS X (maybe earlier
versions too, I'm not sure) one of the Print options you have is
to save the file as PDF. If I do that, then print from the
PDF, the templates print the right size, without having to
figure out percentages to shrink the templates.
|Graphics look strange, or not printing the right
size? Thank AOL!...and here are some settings you need to change!
- Click on My AOL (menu on top of screen)
- Click on Preferences
- Click on the Graphics icon
- Set JPEG compression quality to "100"
- Click on Set Color Mode - set to "More than 256
- Close out of browser.
- RESTART YOUR COMPUTER.
||MORE on AOL....For those times the pages won't
"AOL/CompuServe's caching servers control the
Refresh/Reload process. Changes to the Web pages may not be
reflected immediately if accessed via AOL/CompuServe and the
standard browser Refresh/Reload sequences will not retrieve the
updated pages. According to AOL's webmaster information page, this
updating may take up to 24 hours.
What this means is, that when webmasters
update web pages, the change is updated immediately, except for
systems like AOL/CompuServe that store Cache. Cache
is temporary storage of Web pages on your hard disk. The first
time you view a page, the page is retrieved from the Web. If you
request this same page again, the browser checks to see if this
page is available in your cache. ...So you may not see the
most updated information until AOL updates the system every 24
Here is a Q&A from AOL
Q. I am still getting old pages and I am certain
that the site has been updated, how do I clear my BROWSER
A. Even though AOL's Proxy cache is updated every
24 hours, a member can manually clear their Browser Cache and
force the reload of a page. This is done by either reducing the
browser History to "0" and manually clearing all pages
in history by deleting the files in the temporary internet files
folder located in the Windows Directory or PC
users can force a refresh by holding down the CONTROL key on their
keyboard and mouse clicking on the AOL browser reload icon. The
latter will completely clear all items in history.
It is recommended that if you use AOL to be familiar with CACHE
and how to refresh your pages with the version of AOL that you
||© May 9 2000 Marcia Hohn
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