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Thread: Increasing pattern size

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    This has been talked about before and someone said that pattern size could be increased by using Paint but how? I am slowly learning about what my computer can do and I have found paint but now what. Sorry I need so much help!

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    I didn't know Paint could do that, will be interested to see replies.

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    You can use paint to increase the size of images you need to make templates. It depends on what pattern you're doing. If there is an image you are trying to copy & enlarge, you open it with Paint and play with the sizes until you get it where you want it. If you can post a picture or link to what you're trying to do, it will be easier to explain.

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    I am trying to increase a pattern that is in a book that they want to increase to 125%. Maybe there is no way to take that kind of pattern and increase it without going to an Office Supply store. Now you know how little I do know about computers.

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    I do all my enlargements at Staples - easier than the frustrations with computer, and probably cheaper given the ink I waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaelicquilter
    I am trying to increase a pattern that is in a book that they want to increase to 125%. Maybe there is no way to take that kind of pattern and increase it without going to an Office Supply store. Now you know how little I do know about computers.
    Do you have a scanner? If not, you have to take it somewhere to copy it. The library or perhaps a friend with access to an office copy machine.

    If you do have a scanner, you can import it into Paint right from the program.

    The only other way I know to do it is with a digital pen or tablet so you can trace it into the computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I do all my enlargements at Staples - easier than the frustrations with computer, and probably cheaper given the ink I waste.
    Ditto that!

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    staples always wins here too!

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    Did a search on how to use the paint program, not sure that it would help in this case, but might give you some helpful info.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ta/Using-Paint

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    Your printer should have have an enlarge feature. You can choose the amount. Choose Preferences, then Effects and slide the slider to 125%.

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