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Change a Quilt Design to Fit a Bed

There are three different ways to tackle this challenge:
1) Use the samecentral design and increase the borders to fit the bed.
This is the simplest method. Our original pattern had 9 1/2″of finished borders, to get the desired size we would need to increase thatmeasurement to 13 1/2″ 16 1/2″. This will put the design centered and up asimilar distance at the foot of the bed with the border covering the pillowswith a very slight pillow tuck.
Simple is definitelygood! However, one thing to consider is that with such wide borders, itmight feel like the borders are overwhelming the design.
2) Increase the size of the blocks to better fit the mattress.
This is great intermediate way to approach our project.
First, we need tomodify each size in the project accordingly. Even though larger sizes are cut,it will not require extra yardage because the increase is small compared tofabric allowed for shrinkage and miscuts. Remember, we only need to increasethe...

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