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Thread: Tracer Projector

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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    Has someone used this type of projector to enlarge patterns ?- Or is it worth it?

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...PRODID=prd2191

    Would like to enlarge patterns without having to go to a print shop to do so
    Thanks for any info you can give me

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    Yes, I have one and love it. I also use mine to make barn quilts. I trace the pattern onto primed wood and then paint them. Its a good tracer and if you have an AC Moore, you can get a 50% coupon.

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    I have it and use mine to make church banners. It works great. I took a week long class fromn Kathy McNeil and made some wonderful things.

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    I have it I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loya99
    Yes, I have one and love it. I also use mine to make barn quilts. I trace the pattern onto primed wood and then paint them. Its a good tracer and if you have an AC Moore, you can get a 50% coupon.
    Ok, I'm going to bite, "what is an AC Moore?

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    No but I have used an overhead projector.

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    It would be great for enlarging applique designs :D:D:D

    Don't know about it for blocks, as the image has to be smaller than 5" X 5" unless you do it in sections.

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    I have enlarged patterns with scanner on printer . Just a thought. But it worked great for me .I had a picture of my daughter and I needed 12 inch block .so enlarged photo and cut it out with plastic template material added 1/4 inch
    when tracing around pattern and pieced block .It worked great.
    I have never used a projector but my daughter has on many paintings and it worked very well

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    Quote Originally Posted by asmmauer
    I have enlarged patterns with scanner on printer . Just a thought. But it worked great for me .I had a picture of my daughter and I needed 12 inch block .so enlarged photo and cut it out with plastic template material added 1/4 inch
    when tracing around pattern and pieced block .It worked great.
    I have never used a projector but my daughter has on many paintings and it worked very well
    The last time I tried to scan something into my computer to enlarge, it was a Carol Doak 4" block I wanted to enlarge to 6" - I WILL NEVER SHOW ANYONE THE RESULTS OF THIS ADVENTURE - OMG - I am an adult and should be able to read directions.

    Took them to my bank to have them enlarged - but only after waited at Staples for over 1/2 hr while they were waiting on other people.

    Will be probably adding the trace projector to Santa's list - maybe by that time I will have destashed my quilt books and have a more organized "soon to be " sewing room

    I appreciate all you info

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