Designing and sizing refers to the size of the blocks and how to arrange them.
I do this by rough cutting the logos and putting them up on my design wall to get a "feel" for them and how I may want to arrange them.
These blocks are still in the rough cut format.
I tried moving them around to see if I could get a balanced feel as far as colors go.
Once I'm happy with the layout, then I check the sizes.
The large graphics are 14 1/2 inches wide by 16 1/2 inches long.
Therefore, I need to make the smaller logo blocks larger.
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If the width of the smaller block is 14 1/2", then I can just add strips of fabric to the top and bottom of the logo piece, to get 16 1/2 inches in length.
If my t-shirt logo is narrower and shorter than my block size, then I have to add fabric strips to the sides as well as the top and bottom.
You can see on the bottom left, that I have four small logos which I want to make into one block.
That can be done in a number of ways.
The one I chose was to frame the opposing corners (the black and the gray) with black strips, while adding only one black&white check strip to the other two corners.
I think this adds some interest by not having the logos perfectly centered in this block.
The process is shown below.
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