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Thread: Help! How to enlarge to queen size

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    Super Member ljptexas's Avatar
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    I have 2 quilt tops with scallops but they're too small for a queen size bed. How can I enlarge them???
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    add borders...start with appliquing the top and bottom to white border strips. say 8" wide, then add the sides same way. then if you need them to be larger yet try a 3-4" scrappy border, then another white border...depends on how much you need to add to get them up to size...

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    How big are the tops now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    How big are the tops now?

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    That's my question. You may have to do more than just borders if they're like, crib size! :D

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    very pretty

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    I didn't mention, they are full size now...

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    Did you still want the scalloped edges or finishing it straight border would be fine?

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    If possible, keep the scallops.

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    What if you framed out what you already had? Just throwing this out for thought. What if you took a piece of material that would accent your scallops/prints and cut it wide enough to fill in your already scalloped area and add maybe 2" to it to frame out the original quilt. So outside of the scallop maybe 2" plus what you need to fill in the scallop (plus seam allowance). Then put right sides together and follow the scalloping on the quilt top for stitching. Then cut your 1/4" seam and open it up and between your scallop would then be filled in with say then a framing border of about 2". Then you could attach another wide border, so that it'll hang down to where you need it to and then scallop that.

    Clear as mud? I think I an visualize this better than what I'm explaining it!! :lol:

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