And I'm not sure if it's me or the software. Probably me. So I have my first design and it's not coming out like the instructions lead me to believe. So before I go farther I thought I'd check in here. So this is what the design should look like. I measured the original strips correctly: And I believe I cut on the specified 40 degree angle: But the resulting width is *much* taller than the pattern says it should be: (Pattern says 5.45") The individual slices are the correct width as well. And I ended up with only 10 repetitions instead of 12. This leads me to believe that the measurements for cutting out the center won't work as given. I also suspect that even if I make the adjustment to cut out the center 1/2" that the southwest pattern don't look as I want it to. Any thoughts from those of you with more experience? Where did I go wrong? Thanks.