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Thread: How to enlarge pattern using graft paper

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    How to enlarge pattern using graft paper

    I have never enlarged a pattern using this method. I just accept the size I have and deal with it. I'm making a quilt that has several pieces to the block. The pattern is for a finished 9 inch block. I'd like to make it larger, maybe 12 inch. Where do I start?
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    it would be useful to see a picture of the pattern to give informed advice.

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    draw a grid over the top of the picture- then grid another paper in the enlarged size- draw each square from the original grid into the corresponding square on the enlarged grid.
    or- photo copy the pattern- enlarging to 125% or 150% (if you go to a copy shop they can help you figure out exactly the amount you need to enlarge for the size you want.)
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    ITA with Holice ... with no picture or name of the pattern, any suggestions given may not have any relevance.


    Many patterns are made in more than one size, and the answer may be just a google away from you ... and save a lot of work via graph paper.

    Or perhaps this is the David and Goliath pattern that Holice already helped you with yesterday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    ITA with Holice ... with no picture or name of the pattern, any suggestions given may not have any relevance.


    Many patterns are made in more than one size, and the answer may be just a google away from you ... and save a lot of work via graph paper.

    Or perhaps this is the David and Goliath pattern that Holice already helped you with yesterday?
    Yes it is. I'm trying to branch out with more quilting skills and get out of my comfort zone. But as my friend said the other day " why would you want to do that?"
    my first inclination is enlarge the thing on a copier but because of the small odd shaped pieces I'm afraid they would be somewhat distorted and not go together accurately.
    Molly O

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly oldham View Post
    Yes it is. I'm trying to branch out with more quilting skills and get out of my comfort zone. But as my friend said the other day " why would you want to do that?"
    my first inclination is enlarge the thing on a copier but because of the small odd shaped pieces I'm afraid they would be somewhat distorted and not go together accurately.
    MollyOldham ... Holice gave you the 12" pattern, so why would you not use it?
    It's pretty straight forward, so I'm not sure why you would want to ... reinvent the wheel, so to say?
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    You can use the free trial of Rapid Resizer Online:

    http://online.rapidresizer.com/start.php

    Put your pattern into it and you can easily print it to 12" or any size

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