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Thread: Chart for Enlarging/Reducing Patters

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    Someone in the Farmers Wife group posted the link to this chart, and I thought it would be handy for everyone to have , so I'm posting it here.
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    Thank you, I've got it bookmarked!!

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    wahoooooooo i needed this chart. Thanks for posting. I will print it when I get home. This will come in so handy. Thanks again.

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    However, remember if you are enlarging a pattern, you should enlarge the finished size of the piece/shape without the seam allowance. Then add the seam allowance because otherwise the seam allowance will be too large.

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    Thanks, I usually do the math but this will speed it up.

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    this will come in handy! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    However, remember if you are enlarging a pattern, you should enlarge the finished size of the piece/shape without the seam allowance. Then add the seam allowance because otherwise the seam allowance will be too large.
    EXTREMELY IMPORTANT POINT!

    Example: 2 x 4 finished piece is cut 2.5 x 4.5

    If one wanted to make a 4 x 8 finished piece, one would cut a 4.5 x 8.5 piece, not a 5 x 9 piece.

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    Another way: to be able to get uneven numbers not on the chart - for example 4-1/4" up to 9-3/4" -- Divide 9.75 by 4.25 and you get 229% Do the increasing on the finished block size, the 4-1/2, then add the 1/4" seam to new 9-3/4" making the cut size 10"

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    I'm printing off this whole thread! LOL!

    All the other things posted are important too.

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    Great tool!

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