|I recently bought an infant layette pattern, and knowing I would use it more than once, decided to cut out the largest pattern size available. Sometimes there are smaller sizes that intersect the cutting line for the larger size - such as this piece -go to this site for a picture of piece http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e44/newlywedws/Sewing%20and%20fabric/100_5425-1.jpg
Rather than cut out the size that I needed, and possibly lose the other piece for the remaining sizes, I simply took some tissue paper, cut it to a size of 8 1/2" x 11" inserted the tissue paper into my printer and copied it. I will have to do some minor taping, but it works beautifully - in fact I'm suprised it worked!!! So now I have the ability to cut the size I need and not worry about discarding the excess piece.
This tip will only work for those printers that have the built in copy, scan feature.
To see what the original pattern and my copy pattern look like go to the following site