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Old 08-07-2007, 10:59 AM
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My favorite method of scaling patterns is to go to the quilt store to and ask the knowledgeable people there and they do all the thinking and calculating. If you must do it yourself, consider the size of the block and how many blocks will come closest to the width and length that you want your quilt to be. Sometimes you have to go a block bigger than you wanted to come out right with the pattern or a block less and then you may think about adding several borders to make the the desired size. After that I can decide if I need to increase my yardage by 1/3 or 1/2 and multiply the fabric requirements of each fabric for new yardage. If you end up with a strange number, roundup for safety sake.
Well--like I said go the quilt shop!
Rita :wink:
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