Readers write that they are having a hard time printing the pattern for the weekly Morris Hexathon because their printers are not giving them a hexagon with 4" sides---or 7" across.
Becky says this is a problem with her printer too. Instead of measuring 7" across the patterns come out 6-7/8".
Here are some solutions.
1---Get someone to advise you on coordinating your printer with your computer. This will make your life easier in the long run. You know----long term gain versus short term pain.
Here's a tutorial on one common problem:
2. Naah! You are looking for a short term fix.
Self Portrait with Proportional Scale by
Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1635)
I'm not saying a thing about Becky but I am old enough to recall when every artist had one of these simple cardboard wheels on her drafting table.
Another option is to reprint it on a copy machine at 102%.
2B. Figure it out mathematically.
Becky sez: "If you don't have a "wheel" you can do the math:
Desired size divided by present size = percentage of change.
Example: 7" divided by 6.875 = 1.018 - Round up to 102% (move the decimal point over 2 digits)."
2C. Use a digital proportion wheel.
This is an online tool that will do the math for you. The site that comes up first is Knight Printing's calculator from Fargo.
3. Use 60 degree angle rulers and just use my pattern as a design guide. Mary Huey shows how she's using her rulers here:
This 60 degree diamond could be very useful.
Look at this whole thing as an opportunity for personal growth.