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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: making it smaller?

Re: making it smaller? 01 Jan 2013 07:20 #94320

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Thank you Margo. I will give it a try!

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Re: making it smaller? 31 Dec 2012 10:02 #94255

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Great question!

If you reduce the size of a template that includes the finished shape drawn inside the cut edges, all you have to do is draw 1/4" seam allowances outside the finished shape on your reduced copy.

If you reduce the size of a template that does not show the finished shape, draw those lines 1/4" inside the cut shape before you make your reduced copy, then add 1/4" to the outside of the reduced shape.

Hope that makes sense! :D


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Re: making it smaller? 31 Dec 2012 07:22 #94246

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Good morning everyone!
I have a question in regards to reducing the size of the templates. From reading the posts, I understand that we can reduce the size of the templates by whatever percentage we would like. My confusion comes from the sentence that says to also reduce the size of the seam allowance.

If I reduce the template, that does not include a seam allowance, do I still need to reduce the size (1/4") of the seam allowance? I'm thinking that the comment brings up an excellent point if the seam allowance is included in the pattern piece. If I'm right, then that is an excellent reminder, I wouldn't have thought of that at all.

Take care and Happy New Year everyone!

Kathy
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Re: making it smaller? 20 Dec 2012 18:51 #93768

I am going to do this one in a different colorway. I'm don't like a lot of orange or orange/red in a quilt. And I think I will make it into a bed runner.
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Re: making it smaller? 18 Dec 2012 23:30 #93646

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I'm consider making a smaller version in black and white.

BarbCA :)
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Re: making it smaller? 18 Dec 2012 17:15 #93632

What a great idea. I have been tossing up whether to make this quilt or not, and a smaller version might be just the thing. I did this year's BOM and so loved the process, but large quilts are a huge time commitment - and that's not even taking into account the quilting I have yet to start! I like to quilt my own quilts, so they feel like they really are MY quilts, but I am still not very proficient at it.
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Re: making it smaller? 11 Dec 2012 20:05 #93366

Glad to be able to give you a usable suggestion. That is what TQS is all about. Hugs, Ann
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Re: making it smaller? 11 Dec 2012 09:38 #93328

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What a wonderful idea, Ann! It is certainly a thought I will keep in my hip-pocket for when I really want to make a quilt and have no good place for it like a bed or a wall but still want to make it. Thanks! :D

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Re: making it smaller? 11 Dec 2012 09:24 #93323

My Hugs and Kisses (all 12) became table runners. Three to a runner. And then gifts to family members. That year I did another flower related BOM and did twelve small table toppers most of which went out as door prizes at our TX retirement park quilt show. I do not make many big quilts any more so love when projects can be reduced to something manageble. It is all in enjoying the journey. No one gets to take their quilts (or money) to heaven. Hugs, Ann
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Re: making it smaller? 10 Dec 2012 19:01 #93279

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A few years back when Sue was the guest, there was a mini-project based on her technique. I made that little project and really enjoyed the process. Thanks to TQS techniques over the years, I think I could actually get this quilt completed, being newly retired helps, too. So, I just bit the bullet and bought the whole kit. I already have it, it's beautiful and I don't have to stress about color selection.

I started Stars for a New Day and life happened in the middle. I have enough done for a wall-sized quilt, but need to get it quilted and bound.

I have enough blocks done of Hugs and Kisses, but it needs a border and I don't know if I can get into that scalloped section. That one may remain a UFO while it ferments a bit more. (age makes it better, right? :D )

I'm looking forward to this and really intend to finish. I'm not great at completing full-sized quilts and feel like I need to prove to myself that I can do it!
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Re: making it smaller? 10 Dec 2012 08:54 #93256

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That's a good idea Maggie.
Lyndhurst, Ohio USA - East Side Suburb of Cleveland, Ohio
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Re: making it smaller? 10 Dec 2012 07:27 #93252

Our guild makes a quilt to raffle every year, but do something very unique: we make a mini size quilt of the raffle quilt for our archives! Very fun to pull them out and revisit memories!

Maggie in E. Central Illinois
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Re: making it smaller? 09 Dec 2012 13:50 #93230

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Margo wrote:
WOW!! BJ you are really stepping out of your box style wise, aren't you! You GO girl!! :D
Heh heh heh...absolutely. But it looks like fun.

"Neglect not the gift that is within you..." -1 Timothy 4:14
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Re: making it smaller? 09 Dec 2012 09:16 #93217

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WOW!! BJ you are really stepping out of your box style wise, aren't you! You GO girl!! :D


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