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Thread: Enlarging a quilting design

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    Junior Member Drw52372's Avatar
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    I have always purchased stencils that fit the block I'm working on but this time I have 12" blocks that I want to fill them with a feathered quilting design. I have only found 10" stencils and it looks to small. Do any of you enlarge them your self or take it to a copy center and have them do it. I have my hand quilting frame loaded with a finished appiqued quilt top and anxious to get started.
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    Enlarge it 20% and copy off onto thicker cardstock type paper. Copy paper will work in a pinch--it just won't last as long. You'll probably have to take it to a copy shop to print it out unless your printer will take ledger/tabloid size paper.

    Then use an exacto knife or sew with un-threaded needle to make your holes for the chalk or marking pen. You've just created your own 12" stencil!

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    I just took a printed pattern for a mariner's Compass and had it enlarged 400%. Cost me about $10 but it is perfect.

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    Thank you, I'll give it a try.

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