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How do I enlarge this pattern?

Old 05-22-2017, 06:12 AM
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I finished this top called Limelight, a free download from Benartex Fabrics. I would like the next one to be about 60" x 80". How do I enlarge that? Do I just add like 2" to each piece, or is there a specific way to do that? Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:23 AM
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here's a link to the pattern with dimensions - it's 48x60 - you'd have to add 12" across and 20" down
http://www.benartex.com/uploads/Imag...ht_pattern.pdf
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if you add 1" to each border, that would leave only 6" across and 14" down to add. you can add those dimensions to the 4 sections or the pieces of the 4 sections
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I might make the 2 large panels 1 inch wider and 2 inch longer, add 1 to 2 inches on each border, then adjust the sashing.
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I like the pattern and your quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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Short answer - no you can't just add a flat number to each piece. The ratios will be off when you are done if you do that. I would enlarge this by drawing it out on graph paper - there is no simple formula you can use.
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Can you just add another row of elements on other side, maybe reversing the pattern? And do something similar on top/ bottom....just a thought
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
Short answer - no you can't just add a flat number to each piece. The ratios will be off when you are done if you do that. I would enlarge this by drawing it out on graph paper - there is no simple formula you can use.
Totally agree ... get out the graph paper and make the plan!
It's not that hard.

You have to take into considerations how measurement changes affect the other elements.
Eg. 2" added onto the large block, would skewer the smaller squares.

As said already, there is no simple formula to upsize the pattern ...
... though it would really not be hard to work it out on graph paper.

I really like this pattern for showing of a print that one would not want to chop up!
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First, 60X80 is not the same proportion as 48X60. 60 is 25% larger than 48, but 80 is 33% larger than 60. So you need to be shooting at 60X75 or 64X80. Get out your calculator and take the sides of each piece and multiply them times 1.25 or 1.33, whichever you choose as your number. So, if you have a 4" square, it's 4 X 1.25=5. A 5X22 strip would be 6 1/4 X 25. That's pretty easy. The problem is when you have 6 1/2 x 1.33 which is 8.64. That's about 8 2/3, which doesn't work for quilting. The 1.33 will be more difficult to work with, as you may end up with some weird dimensions, but just add a consistent % to every piece in both directions and adjust up or down to the nearest 1/4 inch. Be consistent though - either round up or down.

If I used the 1.33 measurement, I think I would assemble the two pieced parts (the squares and the long strips) and measure carefully. Add enough extra to the dark brown sashing around the large bird prints to make it match the width of the pieced parts. You may have to add a little to the tan sashing, so I would cut the sashing after assembling the piecing. Just keep a photo of the first quilt in case you have to check which lines have match up visually to get the look you want. Since you don't have any points to match, you should be able to adjust here and there and still get the proportions you like so much in this quilt. Just keep everything pressed and measure. Remember, measure twice, cut once.

One more thing I do is keep a "measurement" page on the quilt I'm working on. Once I calculate anything, I write it down on that same page so I don't have to keep measuring and calculating. (I had one quilt that I calculated the backing on about three times.)

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bkay, I'm still trying to figure how you did the math, I so need a refresher....your terrific.
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