Showing posts from October, 2017

How to Resize Quilt Blocks and Patterns

Quilt patterns can come in many sizes. But what if the size of the pattern isn't the size you want? Maybe you want a throw instead of a mini quilt or a baby quilt instead of a king-size. To resize your pattern or block, you need to know the percentage to reduce or enlarge the pattern templates. Read below to learn three easy ways to get the percentage you need to resize templates. THREE METHODS FOR RESIZING YOUR QUILTS AND BLOCKS 1. DO THE MATH Below is the very simple formula to get the percentage for reducing or enlarging. ENLARGING : Measure the shortest length of the original block size? e.g. 6 inches What size do you want the new block to be? e.g. 8 inches Divide the new size by the original size, e.g. 8 ÷ 6 = 1.33. Move the decimal point two steps to the right to get your percentage = 133%. Enter 133% into the copy machine to enlarge your 6-inch block to an 8-inch block.  REDUCING : Do the opposite of above. Divide the small size (e.g. 6") by the large size (e

Halloween Decor 2017: Beautiful Halloween wreath

A couple of years ago I posted a  Halloween floral arrangement that I made for my home. This year, I made a Halloween wreath for my front door. I turn 60 this October and I love Halloween, so I'm having a birthday/Halloween party for my big day. I wanted a pretty wreath on the door to greet my guests. I saw some beautiful wreaths on Pinterest with skulls and  ghoulish stuff, but I wanted a floral wreath. Everything I used to make this wreath is from the dollar store. It cost about $15 to make which proves you don't need a lot of money to pretty up your home for Halloween.  Happy Halloween one and all!