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Thread: HELLO NEED HELP

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    What is the easy way to change the size of a block, I have a star pattern that is 8" finished. I would like to change the size to 12" ???

    By the way my name is Colleen, I live in Utah and having be quilting for about 4 yrs or so. I try and attend different work shops so that I can learn more, but sometimes it to much. I'm getting ready to start a quillt for my niece and her husband. I done this for all the married kids, when they reach one year. The block I found is only an 8" block and I want to enlarge it. So help!!!!!

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    Super Member lovequilts's Avatar
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    No advice on your problem but welcome from another Colleen in Seattle.

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!
    It depends on the block, if you tell us what it is we can probably help you.

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    The block is called LeMoyne Star, using half square triangles

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    If you don't get an answer here, try posting on the Main section.

    Hello from Michigan~

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    Ok I will try that, thanks :)

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    Welcome from MI

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here.

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    Look up a site like quilterscache.com and see if they have a 12" one there that you could use.

    Janie

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    I found a block on-line, if this is like the block I can help.
    http://www.ideas-for-quilting.com/le...uiltblock.html
    Your squares should be 3 1/2".
    I would make the half square triangle with 4 1/2" squares and square them to 3 1/2".

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    Thanks I can't beleive how much info is out on the net.

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    That is the pattern I have but the finished square is 8". I would like to enlarge to 12"

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    Hi and welcome from Alaska. Everything can be enlarged proportionately.

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    Welcome from Georgia

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBAKER
    That is the pattern I have but the finished square is 8". I would like to enlarge to 12"
    The measurements I posted should make a 12 1/2" unfinished block, 12" finished.

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    welcome!

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    Oops I wasn't reading it right, I understand what you are saying. Thanks for the help. Everyone have a Happy New Year. 2011!! doesn't seem real. :-)

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    welcome to the site I am no help if i wanted to do that i would call my friend that is a math quilting wizard LOL

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

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    Yea I have a degree in accounting, but can't figure out how to enlarge a quilt block. :lol:

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Here is one that I made for my avatar altho at the time it was called Lamone star

    http://www.quilterscache.com/S/StarflowerBlock.html

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    If you know how to draft a block, you can do that. All you have to know is the size of each block on the draft paper and the size you want the block to be.

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    Not sure I'm a nub bie in quilting, I would google and maybe the same pattern will turn up enlarged. Greetings from michigan

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