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Thread: Wall hanging idea (need help)

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    Sounds like a fusible is the way to go....that way you could still do it to scale and cover all the island sizes you are going for. This is really going to be something!

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    I was planning on using fusible anyways. Most of the islands have edges that are too detailed to permit me to turn under the raw edges. I want to try a technique that was used for a broderie perse quilt I saw in a magazine...they made fusible appliques from a very detailed large scale print fabric and then they finished the edges with a short zig zag stitch using a microtex sharp needle and clear microfiliment thread.

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    Sounds like a plan!

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    You are so creative! I've never attempted anything like that ! This discussion is fascinating :!: I have trouble coming up with new ideas, but yet I can picture what you are trying to do. One side of my brain doesn't do original designs. LOL Can't wait to see it. Have you decided on a size yet? Keep us posted!

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    I'm thinking somewhere between 52.5" (7.5" blocks) and 70" (10" blocks). If I try to go with the standard 36"x36" some of the islands would be so small that it'd be too hard to applique and a lot of the detail would get lost. I'm also thinking about getting rid of that right border entirely because I don't know what to fill it up with (besides that nice compass) and it adds to the size of the quilt.

    On the game, I almost have all the "unexplored" areas of the map filled in so I can start doing island designs soon (parchment paper on TV screen and tracing the island). Problem is...how do I take that 6.25" area and reduce it down to 1.5"--2"?

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    A long wasy would be to use diminishing sizes of graph paper to do it. The easier way would be to go to Kinko's or your local copier shop and ask them to re-size it. Is that a possibility for your area?

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    We don't have a Kinko's and I'm not sure if we have a copier shop (if we do its probably hidden in some little nook and cranny of town). The only places that I know of that actually have a copier machine are the schools and the appliance store.

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    Ask the school..... you never know they may be quite willing to help you...You may have to volunteer to read to some of the young ones one day but hey....and too, they would know where you may find someone else if they can't help...worth a try.

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