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Thread: How Many Rows Do I Add?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Hello, everyone, this is my first post to the board. I usually just lurk in the background. I am going to make a rag quilt for my friend. I am a very novice quilter. The Pattern is for a quilt that is 5 Rows Wide and 7 Rows long. I want to make it larger. With that said is there a rule-of-thumb for adding rows to keep the quilt proportional? I would like to keep it more of a rectangle. So, do I add one row in width and one row in length or one in width and two in length. Thanks for any help and ideas.

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    Super Member CorgiNole's Avatar
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    Jun 2010
    Chapel Hill
    Depending on how large you want it - add one row and one column or two rows & two columns.

    Another thing to consider is the overall pattern - if it is random or something like diagonal stripes, then having even numbers isn't an issue. If it is a pattern that creates a mirror image of itself or repeats, you may need an odd number.

    The other thing you could do is use larger blocks and stay with the 5x7 layout.

    Cheers, K

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