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Thread: Quilt seems too short

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    Quilt seems too short

    I want to give my GD the quilt I lovingly made for her with her favorite colors. She is off to college next month. However, because I took so long to finish it ,I think it will be too short in length. I did not take into account that she would grow 2 to 3" taller. It was only the second bigger quilt I made and did not think ahead. I had it LA'd and I sewed the binding on by hand which took me a long time . I don't suppose someone would have an answer to my dilemma? She is going to college in Florida and could use this weight of quilt.

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    Yes I made my daughter a quilt that became too short for her. I made another border by sewing batting backing and front fabric together on one side then adding it around the border of the original quilt to make it bigger. A quilt as you go technique as it were.See Sewing with Nancy's site to get a better explanation on "quilt as you go" as for the additional quilting, if you add 4 finished inches or less you may not have to aorry about it. Good luck-if I can help any further PM me Best stitches

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    I would give it to her the way it is. I am sure she will love it and use it well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biotechlady View Post
    I would give it to her the way it is. I am sure she will love it and use it well.
    How much 'too short' is it?

    Were you/she planning to use it as a 'cuddle quilt' or a 'bed quilt'?

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    Give it to her. She will be in bed all cuddled up under it. If it is a lap quilt, she will do the same.

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    I think I would leave it the way it is, going off to college she will use it as you originally planned it. our daughters snuggled and wrapped in theirs- as did the roommates no size is too small by a few inches

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    I agree... give it to her as is. My daughter has many quilts I have made all over her house - most are not as tall as she is (5'11"), but she can sure snuggle under them for a nap or TV watching. Your GD will love it because you made it with love....
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    I agree, leave it alone, it has the most important thing....your LOVE....nothing more is required.....you can always make another for Christmas.....

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    Give it to her as is. You will be disappointed if you start to mess with it. I am sure she will love it. Having a quilt to toss on your lap and snuggle under when you pull an all nighter studying is perfect.

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    I agree. Your grand will love the quilt even if it is just a tad short. You took the time to make it for her on her new adventure, she will feel the warmth of the love radiating from each stitch!

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