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Thread: How Can I Make Quilt Out of Wall Hanging?

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    Senior Member EdieClay's Avatar
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    How Can I Make Quilt Out of Wall Hanging?

    My son recently moved into a high-rise condo and has asked for a new quilt. I purchased a great wall hanging titled, "Concrete Jungle," because it reminded me of high-rise buildings. How can I make a quilt out of this wall hanging? I thought I could make the wall hanging, but add enough of the background fabric all around it to make it a quilt. The wall hanging is 32 in. by 20 1/4 in. The quilt needs to be 72 in. by 88 in. Any thoughts on how to make a quilt out of this?
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    Is it a pattern or a finished wall hanging? If a pattern, you could make the high rises wider by duplicating some of the "buildings." If it's already finished, I could see it as a stripe on a solid color quilt.

    Or put something like Central Park in NYC below it. Or put coordinating color stripes at intervals below it, based on your son's color choices.

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    so far I found this one-still a small quilt but may lend itself to being made larger http://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.co...CityLights.htm or City skylines here http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com...-by-karen.html
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    Turn it 90* into portrait.more square blocks upwards and you could also put 2 or 3 across. And use possible charm pack . It is only the top of each building need to alter flats tops . Look. At a sky line picture of New York it may he. Hope you can understand it is clear to me as yours is. Helping me figure my skyline I have been planning or a year.
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    remove the binding- then using a quilt as you go (the Elenore Burns 6 Hour quilt is a good method for this one) add borders in a 'round-robin' style- you could extend the design (add a narrow border then a wide one that duplicates the design-carries it out, then another narrow...keep going until it is the size you want it to be)
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    Why not make a quilt using the wall hanging as your inspiration! Then give both to your son.

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    Put borders on it and then put more buildings, another border or two to get to the size you want. OR, put on border or borders with a strip of building colors and finish with border or two.
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    I am still not clear if this is a finished wall hanging or a kit yet to be made. Knowing this will make it easier to give suggestions. You say ...I purchases a wall hanging...and then refer to making it....

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    Thanks so much for the suggestions. Holice, I meant to say I purchased a pattern for the wall hanging.

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    What good brainstorming!

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    I would enlarge the pattern first and then make the buildings taller, by adding some blocks at the bottom. Then you could add a base on it like a street or something like that and then finish the size with borders all around.

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    Since you have a pattern and it appears to be square and triangles...I would draft it on graft paper and just add rows to make it the size needed

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    Maybe if you made everything twice as large as the pattern calls for. You may need to add other rows to make it wide enough. Then, because the rectangle goes the wrong way for a bed, add the background fabric to the top until it is long enough to cover the bed.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    Use as the centre piece. The outside could be sky lines of different cities in black on a coloured back ground.
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    Thanks so much for the suggestions. I'm still not exactly sure what I am going to do, but you have given me some great ideas.

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    I think if I were adding borders to make it larger, I would use a solid (or print), then a pieced in the tower colors, and another solid to let the center panel be the starof the quilt

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