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True story--my daughter figured it out for me (so I'm not sure). I'm usually pretty good at this stuff, but this one had me stumped. I had scanned the recipes, and then sent them to her, and she put the borders on. I have to say that I was very disappointed in the material/towels. By the time they got blown up to size, the font was so big that it's very, very blurry--unusable, actually. I'm trying to decide if I want to put 4 recipes on a towel to decrease the size of the recipe printed or just forget it. I was really, really bummed.
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Yeah. I woke up in the middle of the night after I submitted my order, realizing this (I'm a bit embarrassed that I didn't think of it before, because I'm a quilter and seamstress). I have (I hope) about an inch border, which will be ok, but on the next ones, I'm going to make them be about 1-1/2" or 2". I'm waiting until I get my order to see how they look. However, you could always sew some bias tape that coordinates with the color and turn that back. I figure that it won't be a huge thing--after all, it is the front that will be seen, and a regular towel only has about a 1/4" hem around it. Either way, I'll just hem them and figure it out for the next group (which will actually be gifts). Hope you can get yours to look to suit you!
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Yes,that's exactly what worked. I had already saved them to my desktop, and I opened them in Preview (I have a Mac) and then easily resized them, then downloaded them to Spoonflower. It was all in knowing what to resize them to. It said 7 days, so I figure a couple of weeks. I'll let you know how they turn out. One of the recipes has to be at least 70 years old--I'm pretty sure that either my great grandmother or my great-great (!) grandmother wrote it out on a piece of paper that was from a cotton mill in my grandmother's home town--southern fruitcake, so I'm really looking forward to see how that one turns out for my momma. I love this idea!
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Booyah!! Perfect and done! I just placed my order for a yard of the fabric with four recipes, so that I can see how they turn out before I add some more for gifts. I'm excited! Holy cow, that was complicated! Thank you so much for your input. I hope your towels turn out well. I'm planning on having some for my mother's 79th birthday in October, and a few for my brothers. If they turn out half as good as I'm hoping, I'll be the hero amongst my brothers for at least a day. Have a fantastic week and thanks again!
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My daughter was able to work with the recipe and get 95% of it on there. Her thought was that you aren't going to make the recipe from the towel--it's just a reminder of that person and their handwriting. However, it's still not even close to filling a yard of material, so we're still working. Sigh. It seemed so easy, too! I feel like there are steps that are missing. Back to the grind!
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That makes total sense! It just seemed so easy from the directions, but I think that there are some missing thoughts. Thanks for your help!
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Hmmmm...I did this, too, but it's still not the full yard. Still can't figure out what I am doing wrong, plus some of the recipes are not fitting within the borders, as the papers the recipes were written on are all different sizes. Getting frustrated--how did yours turn out (if you ordered them)? I also can't find the preview on Spoonflower to see what they look like before I order them. Sigh. I usually can figure this out, so I'm not sure what my difficulty is with this project. Hope your material worked for you. Any suggestions?
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I would be interested in knowing if they turned out for you. The gal that originally did this definitely only had 4 towels for each yard (which would be a nice size towel to dry dishes with, etc). I've also had problems getting the individual recipes to fit within the borders, since they are different size papers (my grandmother wrote out the recipe on whatever she had on hand). I'm getting so frustrated with this, but really want to figure it all out. Any help?
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