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Thread: Nifty little quilting tool

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    Super Member bamamama's Avatar
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    Has anyone seen the Quilter's Assistant Proportional Scale
    from Golden Threads?

    Math was never my thing so when I need to resize a pattern it takes me forever. With this tool you line up measurement of the current design size on inner ring with the new size measurement on the outside ring. The percentage of increase or reduction will appear in the window opening so that you can ealisy resize on copy machine or scanner.

    I have a book with 501 quilt blocks that I would love to try, but the problem is they are 4" blocks and the pieces are very tiny. I can convert the patterns to an 8" or even 12" block now very easily. Well worth the $6!

    http://www.goldenthreads.com/shop/pr...rtional-scale/

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    That is good to know and it would come in handy to downsize for a mini quilt or doll quilt.

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    Senior Member Japonica's Avatar
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    Excellent idea. Thanks for sharing!

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    Super Member sewcrafty's Avatar
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    Here's a free download to print off:

    http://www.thequiltedsnail.com/scale.html

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    Here's a free download to print off:

    http://www.thequiltedsnail.com/scale.html
    Thank you for this freebie.

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    Senior Member LindaMRB's Avatar
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    You might also find it cheaper at a graphics supply store.
    It is called a proportion wheel or a proportional scale.

    It can also be calculated on a computer but the wheel is definitely easier.

    Once you set your % you can simply rotate the wheel (I tape the window so it does not inadvertently shift as you rotate it) to see other measurements and what their corresponding reduction (or enlargement) would be.

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    Interesting.

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