# Applique

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**Applique**

How do you enlarge or reduce applique matters thanks in advance

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The easiest way is to take the appliqué templates to somewhere like Office Depot or Staples. If you want is twice as bit, you want a 200% copy. They have printers with paler large enough to do it. The staff can also help with deciding how much you want to enlarge or reduce to get the results you want.

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There is a really easy formula for this, it will work for both enlarging and shrinking the pattern. You divide the block size you have by the block size you want, or vice versa.

For instance, if your pattern is a 10" block and you want a 12" block, you would divide 12 by 10, which equals 1.2. You would enter 120% on the copier, since you want a larger block. If you have a 12" block and want it to be 10", then you reverse the numbers and divide 10 by 12, which equals .833, so you'd enter 83% or 84% on the copier.

If you're like me and can't remember which way to put the numbers, do the math on both and anything greater than 1.0 means you're enlarging, anything smaller than 1.0 means you're reducing.

Hth

For instance, if your pattern is a 10" block and you want a 12" block, you would divide 12 by 10, which equals 1.2. You would enter 120% on the copier, since you want a larger block. If you have a 12" block and want it to be 10", then you reverse the numbers and divide 10 by 12, which equals .833, so you'd enter 83% or 84% on the copier.

If you're like me and can't remember which way to put the numbers, do the math on both and anything greater than 1.0 means you're enlarging, anything smaller than 1.0 means you're reducing.

Hth

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Peckish..thanks for posting that! I know I'll use it down the road.

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I learn something every day! My own printer has a enlargement app. Now I know the formula to enlarge or decrease that will make life much easier.

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I learned from the old fashioned method (before Xerox). Draw a grid on the design. Then, make a grid the size you need with the same number of squares. Draw by transferring the image from original to corresponding grid space.

(I also use a copy machine).

(I also use a copy machine).

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Peckish, where in the world were you when i was in school. You are a genius.

i can percents off in my head quicker than a calculator. But you just impressed

the pants off of me!! How did you figure that one out??? you are amazing!

i can percents off in my head quicker than a calculator. But you just impressed

the pants off of me!! How did you figure that one out??? you are amazing!

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For instance, if your pattern is a 10" block and you want a 12" block, you would divide 12 by 10, which equals 1.2. You would enter 120% on the copier, since you want a larger block. If you have a 12" block and want it to be 10", then you reverse the numbers and divide 10 by 12, which equals .833, so you'd enter 83% or 84% on the copier.

If you're like me and can't remember which way to put the numbers, do the math on both and anything greater than 1.0 means you're enlarging, anything smaller than 1.0 means you're reducing.

Hth

Oh my goodness , you are so smart . Thank you . I haven’t even considered changing a pattern size until now .

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Peckish has the formula! I've used it lots. If you're not good at math, you can get a little wheel that calculates for you. I think I bought mine at Harbour Freight (US) or Princess Auto (Canada). Very inexpensive.

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Great info! Thanks for sharing.

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