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Thread: Help!! How to Enlarge a Finished Quilt

  1. #51

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    Jan 2011
    Under my machine!
    Remember, if quilt hangs LONG - it will get steped on, run over with the vac., the dog might chew on it or the cat will pull on it with it's claws (I love animals). Also people can TRIP and FALL. Then it will need more help. I vote DR!!!!!

  2. #52
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    Jun 2010
    Beaverton OR
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    A friend of mine had made a beautiful crib quilt for her grand daughter and when the GD out grew the crib quilt the DIL liked it so well she asked my friend to just enlarge it rather than make a whole new bigger quilt. I believe we just sewed an extension over the edges to enlarge it. I do not recall that she removed the binding. The extension was backed and finished with batting just as the small quilt had been She was a marvelous quilter and was fortunate to be able to finish it as her DIL asked

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    Senior Member incoming2me's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Spring, TX
    Quote Originally Posted by pdcakm
    lots of work, but you could........ remove the binding and use quilt as you go technique to add a border.
    My thought, exactly.

  4. #54
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    Live in Littleton, CO via Rapid City, SD
    Agree with all of the comments, but must add you have a great baseball team in Cincinatti. Have a great teacm here in Denver, hope they end better than last year. Did we,, to begin with. Also like the Cardinals, as DD born in St. Louis. I know..thanks for sharing--HA

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    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
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    Do you have a picture of the finished quilt?
    Quote Originally Posted by GemState
    I enlarged a finished quilt and it wasn't that difficult. It was long enough, just needed more width. I made a strip for each side, sandwiched and quilted the size necessary. I didn't piece the addition, because the fabric lent itself to my using a strip the width and length needed. I didn't remove the binding, but sewed the strips by stitching on the binding seam. It makes a little added interest to have that line of binding. I am very pleased with the result and it was easier than I thought it would be. Hope I have explained this well enough. (Is it clear as mud?)

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    Look at this, six hour quilt by Kay Wood this quilt like a flip and sew. You would have to take the binding off, then just cut the size top, backing, and batting by length . I have done this before and the hardest thing will be taking off the binding. You put the backing and batting together and have them facing the back of the quilt and top fabric facing the top or the quilt pin it on, just make one seam per side, then flip it out , press and do another side, go all the way around then you quilt, then sew binding on.


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