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1. Shrinking a Table runner

My LQS is having a Thimbleberries Club challenge. Take a Thimbleberries pattern and use Thimbleberries fabric, shrink the pattern 50%. Here is what I made, the original table runner is 20"x48" and mine is 10"x24". I even shrunk the prairie points.

Thanks for looking!

2. Adorable! Love that you had to shrink the pattern by 50%-great idea.

Kat

3. What a good challenge!
Do they have you show both the original sized work, as well as the 50%?

4. it's great!!!!

5. Great job! Love the colors and design.

6. This is fantastic grammy Dwynn! You did the chalenge great justice.

7. Originally Posted by QuiltE
What a good challenge!
Do they have you show both the original sized work, as well as the 50%?
Thank goodness, no I do not have to make the original size. whew I have to many other projects on the fire to add another one.

8. what a neat challenge its great!!!

9. Exciting challenge and you get an A+++

10. Awwww sew cute

11. Very pretty table runner. Good job.

12. Very pretty.

13. Just adorable, great job, thanks for sharing
Have a Blessed night
Ellen

14. Great job very cute.

15. I hate to ask dumb questions but how did you shrink the pattern? I think many table runners are too long for my table and I wish I could shrink them down. Did you use some kind of formula? Sure would love to know the secret. :-)

16. Originally Posted by SandyinZ4
I hate to ask dumb questions but how did you shrink the pattern? I think many table runners are too long for my table and I wish I could shrink them down. Did you use some kind of formula? Sure would love to know the secret. :-)
How to explain, you divide the 'finish' size by 2, is the base explanation. Let's say the patterns says to cut a 4.5" square, the 'finished' square is 4" ~ 4" divided by 2 = 2" finished. The easiest way that I help my friend understand the cutting part, is that you need to set aside the seam allowances. example ~ 3.5" set aside .5", divide 3"=1.5", then add back seam allowance, .5", so the 50% cut would be 2" ; a 2.5"x4.5" rectangle would be cut 1.5"x2.5". I hope that explains it so it is understandable.

Once I got it, it was the light-bulb moment.

17. This is so cute. You did a fabulous job with this; love the pattern. Wonderful tablerunner. Thank you for sharing.

18. Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
How to explain, you divide the 'finish' size by 2, is the base explanation. Let's say the patterns says to cut a 4.5" square, the 'finished' square is 4" ~ 4" divided by 2 = 2" finished. The easiest way that I help my friend understand the cutting part, is that you need to set aside the seam allowances. example ~ 3.5" set aside .5", divide 3"=1.5", then add back seam allowance, .5", so the 50% cut would be 2" ; a 2.5"x4.5" rectangle would be cut 1.5"x2.5". I hope that explains it so it is understandable. Once I got it, it was the light-bulb moment.
Thanks so very much. I think the seam allowance thing is what would throw me off. Your way makes it very easy and I am going to give it a try with a runner kit that has been sitting on my shelf for a year. I should be able to make two out of one kit. You are an angel. Thanks again!

19. It really turned out nice. You did a great job on it.

20. That is so cute!

21. That is beautiful. Don't know how to shrink patterns. Mines never turn out even.

22. What fun and yours came out great!! Would love to see pics of some of the things others in your group make for this challenge.

23. Very pretty!

24. You did a wonderful job with proportion.

25. Very, very cute.

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