Right after Sewing Under Rainbow’s Last Minute Christmas QAL, I dove into making my boys some big floor pillows. I had these superhero paper-pieced patterns from Fandom In Stitches website bookmarked for awhile. And, without looking at the patterns to refresh my memory, I ordered 20×20 inch pillow forms.
Yeah, what’s the first thing every pattern says? Read through carefully before beginning.
So, these patterns are for 5-inch blocks. However, I have been wondering if you can enlarge paper-pieced patterns. These two patterns are at a beginner level, symmetrical, with only a few pieces each – good patterns to experiment with. I enlarged the patterns 200% in Photoshop Elements and off I went sewing.
The blocks were 10.5 inches square and I added 6 inch borders around. This is the first time I made pillows, so I used Crazy Mom Quilts Envelope Backed Pillow tutorial to finish them.
Has anyone else experimented with enlarging patterns? Were you successful? Any tips?