Friday, August 17, 2018


First off I want to say that when I use a coloring book page, I make it for my own self, not to sell as a pattern, unless I get permission.  Don't want people coming after me telling me that it is violation of copy right laws.  It is for me and me only.  

I thought it would be fun to show anyone that is interested in doing this how I go about enlarging my coloring book pages and later will show how I prep them for blanket stitching.

It certainly would be easier to just take your picture to the printer but sometimes a gal just wants to get busy.  Besides, to me this part is just as fun.

So I have chosen Tweety Bird.  This will be for my mother to hang on her door at the assisted living home.  She loves Tweety Bird.

                             When I printed the one above, I put  setting on full page.

Folded in into fourths.

Placed it on the printer and then went into options and hit full page.

I can't show you how the page came out because I had this already taped together.

I did this to all four quarters of the page.  It gave me four sections which I taped together as you can see.

You see the little section here.  The hand was missing

So I went and folded my paper like this and printed it as shown above, then

cut and taped it into place.

Now you are going to say that it doesn't look clear enough, there are some misalignment.

For it, it doesn't matter.  I can just fix it as I go.   You will see later.........

When I tell you the rest of the story!!

Sorry, this is as far as I have gotten.  As we all know, Life Happens.


Be sure to check out the Island Batik Blog Hop that is going on through out the month.

Here is the line up.....just waiting for you to go by and be inspired.




Monday, August 20 – Ocean Odyssey
Toby LischkoKaren Overton
Thursday, August 23 – Dragonfly Dreams
Inchworm FabricsBeaQuilter


Wednesday, August 29 – Lavendula
Carole Lyles ShawMasterpiece Quilting


Tuesday, September 4 – Whatnot
heARTS CreationsSlice of Pi Quilts


Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Barb, I love your disclaimer at the top of the post. I made a similar video and people went crazy. I totally understand but it's for personal use only. I never thought about folding my paper in fourths. I used to just move the paper around and hope I got each area clear enough. Brilliant idea! This is going to make my next project much easier. Thanks! Looking forward to the next part when you have a chance.

Barbara said...

Haha, need the rest of the Tweety story! So sweet of you to do this for your Mother’s place!

hetty said...

I love what you are doing! Using colouring book pictures is fun!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for sharing....

Needled Mom said...

I can tell it is going to be really cute.

Gene Black said...

That is a brilliant solution to enlarging at home. I can use that for enlarging my own drawings. Thank you for sharing the process.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Thank you so much for sharing your process for enlarging. I have been thinking I need to get a new printer that has enlargement capability. I would NEVER have thought doing it this way.
xx, Carol

Chookyblue...... said...

It's cool to see how you do this ....