|I think the usual rule of thumb is to use simple lines for large prints. However, as a very small person I don't find this works well for me. When I use large prints I use patterns that have many pieces. That way I can "edit" the the fabric. You need much more fabric that is usually called for and you have to lay the pieces out on a simgle layer of fabric, right side up. I then can tell what part of the pattern will hit where. I can also usually completely eliminate parts of the fabric I don't like. Despite being tiny I have been able to successfully use large prints this way.