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Thread: Chart for Enlarging/Reducing Patters

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    Someone in the Farmers Wife group posted the link to this chart, and I thought it would be handy for everyone to have , so I'm posting it here.
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    Thank you, I've got it bookmarked!!

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    wahoooooooo i needed this chart. Thanks for posting. I will print it when I get home. This will come in so handy. Thanks again.

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    However, remember if you are enlarging a pattern, you should enlarge the finished size of the piece/shape without the seam allowance. Then add the seam allowance because otherwise the seam allowance will be too large.

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    Thanks, I usually do the math but this will speed it up.

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    this will come in handy! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    However, remember if you are enlarging a pattern, you should enlarge the finished size of the piece/shape without the seam allowance. Then add the seam allowance because otherwise the seam allowance will be too large.
    EXTREMELY IMPORTANT POINT!

    Example: 2 x 4 finished piece is cut 2.5 x 4.5

    If one wanted to make a 4 x 8 finished piece, one would cut a 4.5 x 8.5 piece, not a 5 x 9 piece.

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    Another way: to be able to get uneven numbers not on the chart - for example 4-1/4" up to 9-3/4" -- Divide 9.75 by 4.25 and you get 229% Do the increasing on the finished block size, the 4-1/2, then add the 1/4" seam to new 9-3/4" making the cut size 10"

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    I'm printing off this whole thread! LOL!

    All the other things posted are important too.

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    Great tool!

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    Thanks for the info and the chart will definitely come in handy.

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    Thank you for sharing this with us :D:D:D

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    here's the link for the chart:

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Thank you, I've got it bookmarked!!
    just keep in mind that bookmarking is not necessarily forever. if that website goes down or is gone in any way, then all the info that you saved from the site is also gone.

    somewhere on your computer there's a permanent way to save. for instance, on mac it's finder. in finder, it doesn't matter if the site disappears. i still have it. but i lost things that were bookmarked before i found out. if you have windows, there's some other way, i'm sure. bookmarks are for temporarily holding, like a bookmark in a book, keeping the page for a while until you finish the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Thank you, I've got it bookmarked!!
    just keep in mind that bookmarking is not necessarily forever. if that website goes down or is gone in any way, then all the info that you saved from the site is also gone.

    somewhere on your computer there's a permanent way to save. for instance, on mac it's finder. in finder, it doesn't matter if the site disappears. i still have it. but i lost things that were bookmarked before i found out. if you have windows, there's some other way, i'm sure. bookmarks are for temporarily holding, like a bookmark in a book, keeping the page for a while until you finish the book.
    I use Microsoft Office OneNote. It takes a snapshot of the entire page and you can write notes on the page for later use.

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    Thanks. This is good information.

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    Hello Stefanib, Holice and Paintmejudy

    Thanks for that very useful information :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Someone in the Farmers Wife group posted the link to this chart, and I thought it would be handy for everyone to have , so I'm posting it here.
    Thanks so much. I needed this and I have seen others on the Board who needed it too. Seems to be a major problem for some of us.

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    Thanks for sharing this. I put it in my notebook for future reference.

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    Thanks for the chart. This solves a lot of hassle for me

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    I downloaded the program Cute pdf (free). Now I have a folder to save info like this. All you do is highlight the info you want to save and click on PRINT. It will come up with a list of your printers including Cute PDF. You "print" with cute pdf and it saves it as a pdf file and you can choose the folder to save it too.
    This has really saved me on paper bacause I was always finding "important " hints, patterns, etc that I want to save. Now I only print when I am ready to use it.
    Cathy

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    [quote=somewhere on your computer there's a permanent way to save. for instance, on mac it's finder. in finder, it doesn't matter if the site disappears. i still have it. but i lost things that were bookmarked before i found out. if you have windows, there's some other way, i'm sure. bookmarks are for temporarily holding, like a bookmark in a book, keeping the page for a while until you finish the book.[/quote]

    Thanks. I found it on my computer as .XPS. I never knew about this before. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathysews
    I downloaded the program Cute pdf (free). Now I have a folder to save info like this. All you do is highlight the info you want to save and click on PRINT. It will come up with a list of your printers including Cute PDF. You "print" with cute pdf and it saves it as a pdf file and you can choose the folder to save it too.
    This has really saved me on paper bacause I was always finding "important " hints, patterns, etc that I want to save. Now I only print when I am ready to use it.
    Cathy
    yes, filing it as a pdf is a way to keep it forever. just bookmarking isn't reliable.

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    Thanks, I can sure use this chart.

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    I save mine as a pdf file (I have windows based computer)
    Becky

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