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Thread: Elephant Quilt

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    tndrsroni's Avatar
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    My aunt loves elephants and would like me to make her an elephant bed quilt. I haven't found any fabric that wasn't too juvenile or not easily fussy cut, but I recently found a paper pieced elephant pattern that I modified and really love. How can this pattern be enlarged to make a quilt center or is there a way to make templates to achieve this? I've only been quilting off and on for one year and I never seem to find simple projects.

    Any help or comments are appreciated.

    1st attempt at my modified pp elephant
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    Super Member Chele's Avatar
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    That's a really neat elephant. Can you enlarge the paper pieced pattern? Either in pieces or take it to Kinko's and get it enlarged? I love the fabrics you used!

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    thanks

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    I just inlarge mine on the copier, Just make sure it doesn't distort to much. Or you could use a large piece of paper and draw it out. Breaking it down into squares . It sounds hard but it's really easy, or I wouldn't be able to do it.

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    I took mine to staples and had it enlarged until it was big enough 200% wasn't quite enough to make a center but 250% would have been just right ( mine had long rays on it so 300% should make elephant just right.)
    They charge by the size i paid 7$

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    What a cute pattern! I am always making things bigger
    I just measure the pieces and draw them out on newpaper end roll. But getting them enlarged on a copy machine would be sooo much easier.

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    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/064-jqz.jsp

    this link came in my email today on enlarging blocks.
    Good luck!!

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    Cool! You could do the elephant in grey moda marble and have it look like elephant skin. Maybe use a darker gray for the ears.
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    Very cute! How many blocks are you going to have in the whole quilt?

    It'll be very special!

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    How about doing lots of elephants, all in different colors????

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