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    Want to resize a block

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Size:  182.4 KBI am having trouble downsizing a block and getting the right measurements for the pieces. I am trying to get the Barn Raising block down to a 2" block. I just can't seam to get it right. Being an old girl,I don't have all the fancy programs that could do this calulation for me. There is just to much to search through on line to get to anything I need. I have myself so mind-block I can't see straight. I have never tried to resize a block before. Here's a shout out for help. The one pictured is 5 1/2" sq.
    Thanks in advance for any takers on this one.
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    Dark wine square - 1-1/2" square
    white - 2-1/2" square cut in half
    brownish tan - 3" square cut in half

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    draw the finished size on graft paper and add seam allowances to each piece.

    Do you mean that what we see in the picture should be a total of 2" finished?

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    for that block to be done at 2" you need to paper piece it!

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    wow.. that is going to be one itty bitty block !!

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    I agree with Jackie that paper piecing is the only way to go. Some the pieces will be under 1".
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    I found this table too and couldn't figure it out. I got as far as reducing 40% but then what is the formula for figuring the size of the pieces for the block? that is my big conundrum! Thank for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krisb View Post
    I agree with Jackie that paper piecing is the only way to go. Some the pieces will be under 1".
    Silly me. I hadn't eve thought of PP and I do that all the time. Wow! Thanks so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure View Post
    Dark wine square - 1-1/2" square
    white - 2-1/2" square cut in half
    brownish tan - 3" square cut in half
    Love Ya! You had just what I needed. It worked out great! All the other tips were great as well. I am only making 4 blocks at this point so I didn't want to do a whole lot of work to get to the end. If my idea works I will have a very cool Wall hanging and can't wait to post !!!!!
    Thank you and peace to all!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    draw the finished size on graft paper and add seam allowances to each piece.

    Do you mean that what we see in the picture should be a total of 2" finished?
    Thanks Holice, That's another great idea to use. I really am not thinking straight today. May be because I'm excited to get rolling on this project. Thanks so much. I will keep all of these ideas in mind for the future!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    for that block to be done at 2" you need to paper piece it!
    Hi Jaci, I posted my response to you under Krisb by mistake and want to thank you also for the idea to PP. I really don't know why I didn't think of this myself. Well, Several brains are better than one. Thanks again. I'll remember this for the future!
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    I am so glad all these wonderful people were able to help you. I would not know how to begin. Lots of smart people here.
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    Great ideas!

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    We would all love to see it when you are done.

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