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Thread: How Can I Make Quilt Out of Wall Hanging?

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    Senior Member EdieClay's Avatar
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    How Can I Make Quilt Out of Wall Hanging?

    My son recently moved into a high-rise condo and has asked for a new quilt. I purchased a great wall hanging titled, "Concrete Jungle," because it reminded me of high-rise buildings. How can I make a quilt out of this wall hanging? I thought I could make the wall hanging, but add enough of the background fabric all around it to make it a quilt. The wall hanging is 32 in. by 20 1/4 in. The quilt needs to be 72 in. by 88 in. Any thoughts on how to make a quilt out of this?
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    Is it a pattern or a finished wall hanging? If a pattern, you could make the high rises wider by duplicating some of the "buildings." If it's already finished, I could see it as a stripe on a solid color quilt.

    Or put something like Central Park in NYC below it. Or put coordinating color stripes at intervals below it, based on your son's color choices.

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    so far I found this one-still a small quilt but may lend itself to being made larger http://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.co...CityLights.htm or City skylines here http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com...-by-karen.html
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    Turn it 90* into portrait.more square blocks upwards and you could also put 2 or 3 across. And use possible charm pack . It is only the top of each building need to alter flats tops . Look. At a sky line picture of New York it may he. Hope you can understand it is clear to me as yours is. Helping me figure my skyline I have been planning or a year.
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    remove the binding- then using a quilt as you go (the Elenore Burns 6 Hour quilt is a good method for this one) add borders in a 'round-robin' style- you could extend the design (add a narrow border then a wide one that duplicates the design-carries it out, then another narrow...keep going until it is the size you want it to be)
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    Why not make a quilt using the wall hanging as your inspiration! Then give both to your son.
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    Put borders on it and then put more buildings, another border or two to get to the size you want. OR, put on border or borders with a strip of building colors and finish with border or two.
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    I am still not clear if this is a finished wall hanging or a kit yet to be made. Knowing this will make it easier to give suggestions. You say ...I purchases a wall hanging...and then refer to making it....

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    Thanks so much for the suggestions. Holice, I meant to say I purchased a pattern for the wall hanging.

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    What good brainstorming!

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