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Old 03-28-2010, 07:53 AM
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I found a pattern that I love. It's for a 12 x 17 pillow and I want to make a wall hanging from it. It's very basic, squares, rectangles and a few flying geese. If I simply double the size of all the pieces, will it still be in proportion?

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Old 03-28-2010, 08:06 AM
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Could you post a pic of the pattern. That would help. I'm not sure just doubling the size of the pieces would work. Maybe.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:08 AM
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love to see a picture of your project
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:13 AM
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I scanned, this not sure how good it is. It's a pretty simple pattern.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:45 AM
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So you are thinking of making it 24 x 34?
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:48 AM
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Why not make 4 blocks slightly different in color for your wall hanging.
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I rather like Olivia's Grammy's idea.. you could do it in 4 different colorways for spring, summer, fall and winter.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:30 AM
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That's what I had in mind. I may change the borders as far as size, but doubling it seems like it would work well.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:46 AM
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You would want to double the size of the "finished" size of the pieces and then add the 1/2" seam allowance to them.

Example...your original pattern says to cut a 4 1/2" block (4" finished), to double it it would be 8" + the 1/2" seam allowance to 8 1/2"
Double-ling it to 9 inches would not work out correctly, IMHO
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:53 PM
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Thanks to everyone who replied. I appreciate it. Now I'm anxious to start planning and cutting.
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