In a Facebook Group last week, there was a discussion on the best way to print a large block (when you don't own a large carriage printer). Yes you can still print it in Electric Quilt and tape the pages together -- but sometimes you just don't want to do that.
I've frequently used a pdf writer in the past, but found that my pdf writers limited me to an 8-1/2 x 11 inch size. However, Adrienne Quinlan shared with me that she used Bullzip pdf writer which handles up to size A0. I was so excited and knew I needed to give it a try.
My video tutorial this week is about installing and using Bullzip to print a 24 inch block to a pdf writer -- ready for taking to Office Depot and printing out at full size.
Here is the link to the Bullzip download page. (I just downloaded their freeware copy of the program.)
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9/23/2017 08:46:11 am
Just watched your tutorial on printing large block. My question is why would you want to print out a block like that on paper. I could understand if you could printing on cloth but ???
9/23/2017 09:02:30 am
Since I wrote 3 books on the large 4-block quilt style, I can definitely see the purpose in printing out large blocks, especially if you want to cut more than one and make templates. I wonder if by having the entire resized block in EQ gives you the option of printing templates as it does for smaller templates that already fit a standard page size? I always hand drafted my own patterns, so this method is a time saver.
9/23/2017 09:58:15 am
I can see it being useful . What if you want to paperpiece a very large detailed block. Thanks Kari. I really enjoyed the video. I can see it's use for app!ique too.
9/23/2017 08:34:19 pm
Here are my thoughts on a few times you want a full page printout. When you want a true size block for tracing and don't want to tape together all the pages. Or if you have a large foundation piecing block and don't want to tape the pages together. If you are publishing it in a pattern and need to send it to a printer for printing.
9/23/2017 07:09:09 pm
This program is windows based with no Mac options. Darn.
9/23/2017 08:35:43 pm
It is -- I am not sure if there is a MAC option. Maybe a MAC person will jump in with a suggestion.
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