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Old 02-27-2021, 04:49 AM
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I have a pattern for a quilt that measures 54 X 54 and is made with 6 inch blocks. How would I go about increasing the size so I can make the blocks and overall quilt larger.
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Old 02-27-2021, 04:54 AM
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I see two options. Either make the block larger OR just make more blocks. Do you know how large you want the finished quilt to be? If just a LITTLE larger, what about additional boarders?
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Old 02-27-2021, 05:27 AM
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Remember if you are increasing the block size, adjust the size of the finished pieces and add the seam allowance to that
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Old 02-27-2021, 05:45 AM
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Such an important detail. Thank you!
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Old 02-27-2021, 05:47 AM
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Can you post block name or a picture? Many blocks are published in multiple sizes. Since you have a 6 inch block. As mentioned by JulienM1, 180 blocks would give you a nice 72x90 inch quilt.

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Old 02-27-2021, 05:58 AM
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I do this a lot. Some patterns are just too small for my liking so I make more blocks and/or borders.
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Old 02-27-2021, 06:01 AM
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I agree SusieQOH. Quilts get a lot more use if the are long enough and wide enough. Even for children, the will outgrow them!
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Old 02-27-2021, 06:06 AM
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I love the patterns and books that give multiple sizes. I know I could do the math, but it so nice to the calculations already done. Hint Hint! It is true that sometimes what is an added draw to a particular book or pattern is just that!
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Oh yes, I love patterns with multiple sizes!
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:10 AM
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Also an important thing to remember is as you increase size you increase fabric needed. In a 7 x 9 setting (63 blocks) if you increase block number say one block on the side and one on the bottom you increase the number of blocks by 17 over 25% and would need that much extra fabric.
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