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Finding center of downloaded chart
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 12:56 PM
Posted by Linda Delcamp
I'm starting a project of a chart that I bought on Etsy and downloaded of the Detroit Tigers Logo (its a big blue "D" with a tiger in the middle). The chart is around 6 pages. Does anyone know how I can find the center of this chart? As far as I can tell there are no arrows to show the center. I probably can tape the pages together and count the squares to find the center but not sure if this will work or not. On big projects like this, I usually start in the top left corner and do one page at a time. I know that a lot of you start in the center, but I like starting at the top left corner and doing a page at a time. If I'm off by a couple squares, it doesn't make that much difference. It still looks good.
  • Reply from Donna P.
    Saturday, July 29, 2017 8:14 PM
    I am not sure if you have your answer yet. Someone did you wrong-I would make a copy of the pages then see if any have duplicate stitches down the edges of the pages. 2 rows of stitches are usually duplicated per page-top and bottom. Mark those with a highlighter so you do not duplicate per page. This is probably where you are off. I can send you an example of how a large pattern is suppose to look if you need to see one, just let me know and I will send it to you.
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  • Reply from Pauline
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017 9:13 PM
    Check your chart. Look at the top f what you would consider the middle page. Look for an arrow at the center of this page, at the top. There might even be an arrow at the bottom. Then look at the sides of the chart. Look for an arrow towards the middle of the chart. I've worked with charts that were several pages and each did have an arrow. Otherwise, your chart should tell you the size of the fabric. It should give you the number of stitches across and down. Then just divide in half, count the stitches from the corner and you should find the middle. Do the same at the sides. Try to get as close as you can to the center because it can make a difference as to the size of the fabric
    and the amount of fabric left at the top and sides needed for framing. Let me know what works for you. Go to top