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Old 06-10-2012, 12:03 AM
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Hi everyone. Here I am lurking again and I just know one of you lovely ladies will have an answer to my dilemma. I made a quilt for my niece's daughter 2 years ago. It is a single bed size. However with a change of house and larger rooms mum has updated to a King single and wonders if I can extend her quilt to still be useful. My first thought was to add a ruffle behind the biinding but extending down perhaps another 6 -8 inches. Do you think this would work or is there a better was, hopefully without removing the binding as my time is limited caring for an aged father. Hopefully I will enclose a photo of said quilt.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:47 AM
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a ruffle would work- or you could do a *quilt as you go* border- attaching with sashing strips - either way is do=able...good luck & looking forward to the pictures.
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I made a quilt for our bed and it wasn't wide enough so I pieced a 'strip' about 12 inches wide for each side, quilted it to match the quilt, bound it on the bottom and ends then, without removing the binding of the original quilt I added it to the side of the quilt, sewing in the ditch of the original binding. It worked great and looks great as well! (Is this clear as mud?)
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Maybe your niece could buy a coordinated solid color bedspread to lie under it. The twin sized quilt could lie on top of that? I seem to remember someone making that suggestion on another thread. I have no idea if it would work.

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Old 06-10-2012, 08:37 AM
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Maybe your niece could buy a coordinated solid color bedspread to lie under it. The twin sized quilt could lie on top of that? I seem to remember someone making that suggestion on another thread. I have no idea if it would work. Dina
Too obvious, that I didn't think to mention this .... I do that with my Christmas lap quilt .... I flip one of my full bed quilts over to the back, and then put the lap on top. It pretty much fits the top of the bed. I get to enjoy the lap more than if it were in the family room folded up or draped over the couch .... and if I want to "use" it, it's only a few steps away to retrieve. A perfect way to --s-t-r-e-t-c-h-- a quilt out! (and to minimize the costs for a new look!

http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t172511.html
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Suggest that the twin size quilt will now be perfect for using as a couch quilt.

Some people seem to have no idea of what is involved in a request like that.
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I tried to post a pic., but seems my tech skills aren't up to that yet.Any quick tips???
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Thanks for your ideas. I am tossing up between the QASG extension or the ruffle. It always helps to have a few ideas tossed about. I probably wouldn't go to the trouble but a beautiful great niece is pretty special . I have pleasure in making her and her mother happy.Thanks again !
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I would suggest that she get a solid coloured quilt for the bed and use the twin as a bed runner. Would look neat and save a lot of work for you. ANd the child still has her special quilt.
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It seems to me it would be easier to just make a new quilt the right size. My quilts are not made in a way that it would be easy to take apart. And I don't like "kluging", so I would just make a new quilt.
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