HOW TO ASSEMBLE A4/US SIZE PDF PATTERNS
SELECTING AND OPENING FILES
Open these files with a PDF reader. To access all the features we recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader – (its free) for an optimal experience. Download your files before opening.
CHECKING THE PRINT SCALE
Print on US letter or A4 size paper. Make sure you print the document in actual size/100%. Do not scale or re-size, if you do, the pattern will not work. Your pattern will print on multiple pages, which you need to match together. To check that your print settings are correct:
Click on File > Print or on the printer icon in the toolbar. In the window that pops up select Pages: 1 in the “Pages to Print” section, and Actual size in the “Page Sizing & Handling” section.
Click on File > Print… or on the printer icon in the toolbar. In the window that pops up select Pages: 1 in Print Range” section, and None in the “Page Handling” section.
Locate the page that contains the “Test Square”. Print the 1st page and use a ruler to measure each side of the square situated in the text box: It should be 3” (or 7.7mm) in both dimensions. If it doesn’t check your printer settings and try again.
Once you’ve checked the scale, you can print the whole set of A4/US letter size pages: in the printing settings, select All under the “Pages to print” or “Print range” section, and make sure the sizing/scaling is still set to Actual size/None.
ASSEMBLING THE A4/US PATTERN
Putting Your Pattern Together
Assembling the pattern is done from left to right, and top to bottom. The inner solid black line closet to the diamond on each pattern page marks the edge of the individual tiles. You’ll need to line these up when putting your pattern together. Each page is identified by a diamond with a number, indicating rows to match 1A to 1B, 2A to 2B across the page.
METHOD: CUT AND TAPE
1. Cut the lower and right margins off each page along the solid black line closet to the diamond.
2. Tape the pages together following the assembly order, aligning each new page with the frame lines and diamonds of the previous pages.