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TTMT #274 – 25 to 300

August 26, 2014

In case you missed it, here’s  a tutorial from last week on Enlarging and Reducing patterns using Adobe Reader!

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How to Enlarge & Reduce Patterns with Adobe Reader

August 23, 2014
How to Enlarge & Reduce Patterns using Adobe ReaderToday, I’m sharing a rare mirror post with my fandom site, Fandom In Stitches, but this is more than worth posting twice.
 
I read and answer a lot (and by a lot, I mean tons!) of email for both Sewhooked and Fandom in Stitches and the question I answer most often is this: How do I resize a pattern?

The easiest way to ENLARGE or REDUCE a pattern is to print it as a poster using Adobe Reader and the chart below.

 
                     
 
ENLARGE OR REDUCE PATTERNS USING THIS SCALE
        Pattern Size Needed    
    4″ 5″ 6″ 7″ 8″ 9″ 10″ 11″ 12″
  Pattern Size                  
  4″ 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 225% 250% 275% 300%
  5″ 80% 100% 120% 140% 160% 180% 200% 220% 240%
  6″ 67% 83% 100% 117% 133% 150% 167% 183% 200%
  7″ 52% 71% 88% 100% 114% 128% 143% 152% 171%
  8″ 50% 62% 75% 87% 100% 112% 125% 137% 150%
  9″ 44% 55% 66% 77% 88% 100% 111% 122% 133%
  10″ 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 110% 120%
  11″ 36% 45% 54% 63% 72% 81% 90% 100% 109%
  12″ 34% 42% 50% 59% 67% 78% 84% 93% 100%

Follow these steps and use the chart below to make it even easier:

  1. Download the PDF pattern file.
  2. Open pattern in Adobe Reader.
  3. Open the Print dialog (shown below) by clicking the printer icon.
  4. Choose which Pages to Print. In the example “All” is chosen, but if there is an instruction page, skip that and just enlarge the pattern pages. It may be least confusing to enlarge one page at a time.
  5. Under Paper Sizing & Handling, choose Poster (see image).
  6. Determine the starting Pattern Size and the chart below to determine what percentage to enlarge to Pattern Size Needed. For example, to print a 5″ pattern at 10″, Tile Scale (see below) will need to be 200%.
  7. Print these instructions for easy reference.

Big thanks to Fandom In Stitches Designer Addie Clark for sharing the poster printing tip over on the Fandom In Stitches Facebook Group.

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with the Sewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Jack Leaves The Light On!

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TTMT #274 – Almost A Tutorial

August 19, 2014

It’s a fairly short one today with almost a tutoria!

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Mo-ses Sup-pos-es

August 18, 2014
Mos-es Sup-pos-es
Mos-es Sup-pos-es
from Singing in the Rain
7″ embroidered

When I shared the Kitty Vending Machine on Friday, I mentioned back to school and all the busyness that entails. Well, it seems that during the crazy last week, I forgot to share my Summer of Stitching design for the I <3 Musicals theme!

I now have one kiddo back to university for her second year and one about to return to high school for his junior year, so life is starting to calm down a tiny bit. Now I’m here at 7:30 in the morning to share!

I had a lot of fun stitching this one and have been singing Moses Supposes off and on ever since! Singing in the Rain was a favorite of both of my kids when they were little and it’s still one of our favorite family movies.

Need a song stuck in your head today? Here you go!

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

I’ll be back tomorrow with Talk to Me Tuesday and (hopefully) my new design for this week’s theme on Fandom In Stitches… Star Wars!

 

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with the Sewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Jack Leaves The Light On!

 

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DIY Kitty Vending Machine

August 15, 2014

We’re a bit busy around here this week getting ready for back to school and all the things it entails, but I do have one small, fun thing to share: 10 seconds of cat video!

This is our newest family member, Rose (adopted at the end of March this year), fetching a treat for herself. She gets treats every day to help with her shedding, and she can gobble up her entire ration in about 2 seconds and come out wanting more!

I found this on Pinterest and unlike most projects I’ve pinned, I actually made this one! Rose is a treat gobbler, so we thought anything that would slow her down would be a good thing.

I was able to find a blog that mentioned the craft, but not one that credits who came up with it.

 

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with the Sewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Jack Leaves The Light On!

Have a great weekend! I’ll be back full-swing soon!

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TTMT #273 – Return of The Princess Bride

August 12, 2014

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with the Sewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Jack Leaves The Light On!

 

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Mr. Weasley is a very wise man.

August 9, 2014

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.
Never trust….

A quote from Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets, as spoken by Arthur Weasley

7″ embroidered

This is it. The design that inspired the entire idea for The Summer of Stitching on FiS! I’ve had this in my mind to do forever, just years, and it’s finally a real thing!

My idea behind this was to do a wizardy version of a embroidered saying that might hang on the wall at The Burrow. I’ve loved this quote since the very first time I read The Chamber of Secrets. How incredulous Mr. Weasley is when he realizes that Ginny has (as he sees it) ignored his good advise!

You’ll find credits for the fonts used (even the griffin is a font!) in the pattern itself.

It’s been a while since I created a new Harry Potter pattern, and I have to say, it was not only fun, but brought back a lot of good memories from when I was designing HP almost every day.

Find more of my fandom patterns right here on Sewhooked!

For Harry Potter patterns, click here!

Summer of Stitching 2014, A Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com

Be sure to stop by Fandom In Stitches every Wednesday into September for a new theme and a new batch of fun patterns to stitch!

This month, ALL photos of projects made from Sewhooked patterns, including Paper Piecing Vintage, shared with the Sewhooked flickr group will be entered to win a copy of Jack Leaves The Light On!

 

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