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Thread: Suggestions on making this bigger

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    Hi,
    I just put this quilt together - it is a Turning Twenty pattern, made with Joel Dewberry Aviary fabrics that I had to order online. I want to get it quilted, but I think it is too small to give as a lap quilt. It is about 55 by 55. I have no more fabric and no one around here has that fabric. Could you give me some ideas on how to make this bigger without having that fabric? Maybe just another 8 to 10 inches on one side, doesn't have to be all around. Thank you in advance, I appreciate any help!
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    I'm guessing here that maybe a border or two of similar colors?

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    I think a wide border or maybe two all the way around from similar colors would look nice.

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    i would border it in the dark color, can't tell if it is black or navy

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    Take the top with you to the quilt store. Pick a medium and a dark or a light and a medium or maybe a light and dark that go with the fabrics for the borders. The borders can be in the same colors without being from the same fabric line.

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    For a lap quilt the size is good as is.

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    What do you plan to back it with? Do you have enough of that to put a border on the front? I think 55" x 55" is plenty big for a lap quilt, though.

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    Find and buy more of the same fabric, if you feel you must, but leaving it that size still makes a great throw size unless it's a big man

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    The size you have is a good size for a lap quilt. I like to make my lap quilts longer so they cover my feet when I lie down. To do that with your quilt you would need to add a border on the top and bottom. I'm sure you could find some fabric(s) to coordinate with the quilt at your local fabric shop.

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    Dark brown 6 inch border would look nice, I agree with another post that the width is fine. I would just add a border to the top and bottom.

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