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Grandma C
Posted 2012-08-31 2:00 PM (#83197)
Subject: printing quarter scale


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What does this mean I printed a skirt pattern in quarter scale and it is about the size for a twelve to 18" size doll, I thought quarter scale ment 1/4 th the original size of the pattern. Am I wrong??
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Welmoed
Posted 2012-08-31 3:51 PM (#83198 - in reply to #83197)
Subject: RE: printing quarter scale



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Yes, quarter scale means exactly that. If you're just under 6 feet tall, one quarter of that is about 18 inches.

I use printing in quarter scale to make clothes for the American Girl Doll. Just measure the doll, multiply the measurements by 4, use a 1" seam allowance and a little extra ease, and print in quarter scale.

--Welmoed
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Grandma C
Posted 2012-09-01 12:17 AM (#83202 - in reply to #83197)
Subject: Re: printing quarter scale


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Thats pretty much what I did only made a test style of a skirt for my friend to aprove before I procede to the full scale skirt. I used the pattern I drafted for her and printed it in quarter scale but it doesnt look like 1/4 of her size. It apears smaller. Perhaps I am mistaken.
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SueC56
Posted 2012-09-01 1:05 AM (#83204 - in reply to #83197)
Subject: Re: printing quarter scale



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Time for a little math. Let's say that a skirt (laid flat) is 12 inches by 24 inches (just pretend, okay?). That's a total of 288 square inches.

Now if the quarter size version is 1/4 the height and 1/4 the width, then it's 3 x 6, which is 18 square inches.

So the quarter size skirt is 1/16 the area (or 1/4 the width multiplied by 1/4 the height).

Does the quarter "size" (that is, height) garment look a lot smaller. Yup. About 1/16 the size.

Does that make you feel better? It's all depends on how you define "1/4 size". Is it 1/4 the height/width or 1/4 the area? In this context, it's obviously 1/4 the height/width.

Edited by SueC56 2012-09-01 1:07 AM
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Grandma C
Posted 2012-09-01 1:11 AM (#83205 - in reply to #83204)
Subject: Re: printing quarter scale


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Thank you sue. I could memorize all the physics I have needed over the years but senseble math escapes me. That makes so much sense to me now.
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