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Thread: Alternating Pattern Sizes

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    I would like to make this 8 inch block into a 12 inch block. Can anyone help me with how to enlarge this pattern. It's from

    http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SickleVariationBlock.html

    I could increase it by 25% but wouldn't that would also include increasing the seam by 25%.

    I've think I figured part of it out. The 2 1/2 x 10 changes to 3 1/2 x 14
    The 1 1/2 x 12 changes to 2 x 16
    Am I right?
    But how do I change a 4 7/8 square? Would it become a 6 7/8 sq?

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    hang in there Debbie, I can hear Patrice's brain clicking away. LOL

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    I've been trying to do the math and made some editing on my original post please reread it and tell me if I'm right or wrong.
    Patrice I can hear you thinking, click click click.

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    i can't do it for a few hours yet. i took some so-called non-drowsy cold medicine. got me so stoned somebody else had to drive me home.

    as soon as i sober up, i'll check it out.

    whooohooo!!!!
    :mrgreen: :shock:

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    Debbie, that block is so pretty! Each of the sections (4-patch and half-triangle) work out to be 4" squares. You want them to be 6" squares, to add together to make a 12" block. Make your squares 6 and a half inches, to include the quarter-inch seams ... :wink:

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    OH MY GOD!!!!!!! I can hear everybody brain clicking away. Time to get out those old high school math books and dust them off.

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    Debbie,
    You're right about the seams. I just spent time reducing a block. Subtract the seam allowance first. Adjust the size of the finished piece and then add the seam allowance back in.

    I would guess the HST would be cut at 6 7/8". The squares at 3 1/2". The four patch squares at 2".

    No guarantees. I've only had a half cup of coffee and it's only 8AM here. :lol:

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    oh, good. i'm glad somebody came to the rescue. now i can go back to sleep.
    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    Debbie,
    You're right about the seams. I just spent time reducing a block. Subtract the seam allowance first. Adjust the size of the finished piece and then add the seam allowance back in.

    I would guess the HST would be cut at 6 7/8". The squares at 3 1/2". The four patch squares at 2".

    No guarantees. I've only had a half cup of coffee and it's only 8AM here. :lol:
    I thought that was it but I wanted someone else to tell me it was right before I started to cut. Thanks. And Patrice get off the computer and go to bed, right now. Mama has spoken.

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    Do a test run first! Don't cut into your good fabric until you're sure!

    Don't ask how I know this! :shock: oops!

    Patrice, you may as well go sleep it off! You'll feel better in the long run!
    Take care now! Listen to Debbie!

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