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Thread: Looking for solutions for scrappy baby quilt that came out too narrow ...

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    Junior Member GiddyUpGo's Avatar
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    Looking for solutions for scrappy baby quilt that came out too narrow ...

    Hi all, I am working on a scrappy baby quilt for my friend's baby shower, which was made just by sewing strips together, then cutting the sewn strips in the other direction and sewing those strips together. So the quilt is just made up of very uneven squares and rectangles and nothing is really meant to line up, (which means I don't have to line up any seams, yay).

    Anyway I kind of mucked up some of my strips so I ended up with a quilt that is too narrow for a baby quilt but plenty long (30x54). so my question is, what is a good way to make this quilt wider? I don't think it should really be any longer so doing a full border doesn't seem like the right answer. Would it look strange to just put a couple of solid strips on either side to make it wider, without having the full border? Or maybe I should actually trim it back to about 50 inches so I can do a full border?

    Just looking for suggestions, thanks in advance!
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    Thought I answered this, guess its out in cyber space somewhere.

    I would un sew it back to 50 and put border on it. Love the quilt.

    delma

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    i would be tempted to put sides on the quilt with appliqued animals on them
    Nancy in western NY

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    I too, would unsew back to 50 and add borders. It's very cute!!
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    Just add 3 borders. ending with a brown. I love the quilt.

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    I totaly agree back to 50 and add boraders. It is very cute. Nice job!

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    I liked QuiltNan's suggestion of adding sides and appliquing some animals on them...that would be so cute and unique!
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    I would just do some wide borders and applique to them.

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    I would put 5" or 6" wide borders on the sides & 1" or 2" narrow borders on the ends. The applique would be great if ya want ta, or maybe a print for a border with a tiny solid between the top & print. Ya have so many options! What ever ya want ta do will be great.
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    I would trim it back to 50", put a bright 3" border on either side, then bind it all with a wide binding in a another bright. It will now be 40 by 50 which is a nicer ratio of length to width, IMO.

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