by waterlily 24 Nov 2009

50% which would be just right, size wise, but I think the stitches will be too dense. It went from approx. 37000 stitches per panel to 26000 stitches per panel. That is only a reduction of 11000 stitches when the pattern was resized by 50%. Does this sould about right? Or is it just a bad idea to reduce the size that much?

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by lbrow 25 Nov 2009

Can u not omit some of the panels. Not a good idea to reduce so much., u will end up with distortion. I like dlmds suggestion *

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by waterlily 24 Nov 2009

Thank You all for responding. I can't remember where I got this one from, but I'm looking for something that will be just as pleasing to me.

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by tindo 24 Nov 2009

As far as I know you should never resize fsl.

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by gerryvb 24 Nov 2009

they have a lovely FSL doily here in 2 sizes for free, just take a look. Perhaps you can use this one

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by dlmds 24 Nov 2009

Waterlily, I would try to contact where you recieved the pattern from and ask them if they could make you a smaller one, since you like the doily so well. H&*.

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meganne by meganne 24 Nov 2009

Now THAT'S a good idea!!!
And a great reason to mark down where we get our designs from. LOL!
HNR, M

manami by manami 25 Nov 2009

I like that idea too!

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by castelyn 24 Nov 2009

See you got your answer from Megs. will leave and *4u all Hugs Yvonne

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by shirlener88 24 Nov 2009

Colleen, as Meg has said - it isn't wise to resize FSL designs - that is too bad - hope you find the right doily, soon. *4u

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castelyn by castelyn 24 Nov 2009

Why cant I leave a * for you ??????

castelyn by castelyn 24 Nov 2009

ok it took now

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by meganne 24 Nov 2009

Sorry Lily, You cannot successfuly resize Free Standing Lace designs. They just don't work.
I would suggest you find another design that is already the correct size.

If you MUST resize, the maximum recommended is no more than 15-20%.
Hugs n roses, Meganne

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waterlily by waterlily 24 Nov 2009

Thank You Meganne! I had a feeling that was the case. Such a shame because I really love this doily. Oh Well...Off to find something else that's perfect.

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