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Thread: resizing paper piecing block

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    I want to make a Star of the East block. The only pattern I found was on www.quilterscache.com, but it is 6" and I need 12". Can I just photocopy it at 200% without screwing anything up? Maybe a dumb question. Thanks

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    I always wondered that myself. . . . . . :shock:

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    Here is a chart for reducing/enlarging patterns:

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

    For your blocks, yes, just enlarge on a photcopier by 200%. As long as when you measure the block on the paper it measure 12.5, you are good to go for PP.

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    Candi, thanks for helping!!

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    Thank you, Candi. That's very helpful.

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    Great chart, thanks for this!

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    Paper pieced are the easiest to enlarge or reduce ( becuase there are no seam allwances in the pattern only at the perimeter of a unit, which you can easeliey alter). Just reduce and enlarge as you like on any copier. I do it all the time to get the size I want , I have taken some to Kinko's to get 42- 48 inch size sheets of a block.

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    Thank you. It helps to get a math lesson when you reach my age. I am ONLY 27 and holding. (for decades!);-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    Here is a chart for reducing/enlarging patterns:

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

    For your blocks, yes, just enlarge on a photcopier by 200%. As long as when you measure the block on the paper it measure 12.5, you are good to go for PP.
    Make sure to photocopy ALL of the pieces you need on the same photocopier as different machines can have slight differences in their sizing ratio.

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    there is a "Quilter's Assistant Professional Scale" that you can buy if you want to resize patterns alot.

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    you can take it to a copy shop and get it enlarged easier.

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    I recently enlarged a mariners compass pattern and had no problem with it. I took it to a printer that made blueprints for construction. They can print large sizes.

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