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Thread: Need your help please

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    Have you ever made a quilt and it was not large enough. This quilt that I am trying to make is suppose to be a queen. It is 60 by 58. I need it to be the size of a queen. Can you help me and give me some suggestions on making it larger.

    quiltbaby

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    Can youpost a picture of the quilt? I would suggest borders?

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    I've done lots of borders when something came out too small.
    You can determine how much bigger you want it.
    Good luck!! :)

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    Without seeing it I can only suggest to add a row or two or three of blocks along the exsising outside boarder than add a new outside boarder or two.

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    Adding extra blocks or extra borders is what I always do too. Sometimes it looks nicer if you make a border of pieced blocks, or alternating pieced blocks and plain blocks.

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    I cannot tell you how much all of you have helped me. I will make a row of alternate blocks and then make a row of borders. I think I have sashing between my main blocks. I was trying very hard not to put more sashing but that may be what I have to do. But it will be hard to line up the sashing on the outter blocks with the ones inside the quilt. Please this is my first quilt and I know it is not very good but I have been happy about it. I will post it and take your critques also. I love this site. Thanks again for your feedback it has help.
    quiltbaby

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    Your border blocks may not need sashing... maybe a small more solid border, then the block border. It would make it easier for you :wink:

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    lay it out on the bed and see what size blocks you will need to add around to fit better, then figure borders for over hang. it can be done.

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    Hello,
    This is a little bit different, but it worked for me. You are aware of the bed skirt around the bottom of the mattress? I sewed mine to my quilt on 3 sides and now I have a whole piece that works for the bed. A little ruffle on the bottom might also work.
    Best wishes, and thanks for reading my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DianneRab
    Hello,
    This is a little bit different, but it worked for me. You are aware of the bed skirt around the bottom of the mattress? I sewed mine to my quilt on 3 sides and now I have a whole piece that works for the bed. A little ruffle on the bottom might also work.
    Best wishes, and thanks for reading my 2 cents.
    That is a great idea...thanks!

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