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Old 02-27-2021, 07:18 AM
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(I'm glad someone can do math!)
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:18 AM
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I am working on a quilt top right now, a Pineapple Block Quilt, and what I am doing is making more blocks. It went from 20 blocks to 30 blocks to 42 blocks. Right now I am on block 35. They are 10" blocks. I haven't decided yet if I want it larger or not. Once I lay it out at 42 blocks I will know. I would consider adding more blocks or a border or even 2 borders to make it larger. A lot of your decision is going to depend on what your pattern is.
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:23 AM
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As DebLuvs mentioned, if it's a traditional block, you can often find it in more than one size somewhere.

If that's the case, let us know the name and I'm sure someone here canhelp you out.

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Old 02-27-2021, 08:25 AM
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There are several ways to make a quilt larger.
You could make more blocks or bigger blocks. You could
also add sashing between the blocks and/or add a few borders.
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:37 AM
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I would make the blocks at least 10”. Is it a quilt with all the same block? Or multiple different blocks? What’s the name of your pattern? I change the size of blocks to suit me. Give me more info and I can walk you through it.
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Old 02-27-2021, 05:11 PM
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I make sure I have at least 4 or 5 yds. of fabric before I start a quilt or decide if I want to use two other colors with it. Then I am sure I have enough fabric. Nothing worse than not having enough. Sometimes impossible to match/find fabric you have had for a while.
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Old 02-27-2021, 06:42 PM
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you don't give specifics on how much bigger you want blocks and quilt--if you double the size of the 6" blocks (all pcs.) it would give you a 12" block--and double the quilt size. without having to add any blocks. If you made them into 9" blocks and added 1/3 the measurement of the pieces( for example a 1" sq. would be 1 1/3" ), it would increase the quilt size by 1/3 without adding blocks.
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:14 AM
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it is chained 9 patch quilt pattern by Pat Campbell. I would like to go from 6 inch to 8 or 10 inch blocks.
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:45 AM
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Looking at the pattern, I would be inclined to make more blocks. I think the final product would have a lot more drama. It is an interesting pattern. It reminds me of a garden trellis.
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:47 AM
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Someone with more experience, please check me, but I came up with:
9 inch block
3-1/2 inch squares
10 inch half square triangle
Stripped half square triangle approx.
3-3/16" paper piece template (3-3/4" cut strips)

12 inch block
4-1/2 inch squares
13 inch half square triangle
Stripped half square triangle approx.
4-3/16" paper pieced template (4 3/4" cut strips)
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