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Thread: Dimension Advice for Wall Quilt

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    Member Shana's Avatar
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    Dimension Advice for Wall Quilt

    I'm making some wall quilts/hangings to donate/sell for the Dog Rescue I work with, and before I start I need help with my dimensions...

    I've decided to do a 24x24 inch quilt. here are the two basic mock ups I have right now the first is with a 12 inch center w/ 1 & 2" borders and the second is with an 18 inch center and 1" borders. The 3rd & 4th are embellished mock ups we are taking to the Pride Festival in Dallas next weekend.Name:  sue marriage 1.jpg
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    I think I like the 12 inch better, but more opinions are always better!!
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    That's weird...don't know why it reversed the pictures....lol

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    i love your ideas... no opinion on the dimensions, though
    Nancy in western NY

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    I know I have made wallhangings in lots of different sizes from 12 x 12 to 24 x 36 and a couple even bigger. My friend just bought a kit and the dimensions were 36 X 48! I think for your project you should go about 24 X 24 or adjust it so the width is a little greater than the length or vice versa. No set rules!
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    I love them. I think that dimensions don't really matter. I have seen quilts hung above beds in stead of headboards and they were huge. I think they are lovely.

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    Cute ideas. I think that borders usually look better when they are different sizes, rather than several of the same size.

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    It depends on the effect you want. More border and wider borders give more opportunity for quilting. Bigger center block features the main design more. Both versions are quite cute.
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