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Enlarging a finished, washed and shrunk OBW quilt.

Enlarging a finished, washed and shrunk OBW quilt.

Old 06-26-2013, 01:23 PM
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Such a beauty of a quilt - both the before and the after. Congrats to you for tackling such a project - sometimes you have to just go for it!!
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:41 PM
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wow! to pretty for the yard BUT looks likes a flower garden
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:46 PM
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Your fix turned out great. Well worth your effort. Several years back I enlarged a log cabin quilt my late mother-in-law made 30-plus years ago. I couldn’t find the same 1970’s brown calicos, but was able to find some similar enough. I made several strips of 4 inch blocks of these fabrics and just did straight quilting. Then attached them to the sides of the original quilt, after removing the binding. I did make new binding, lots of it. My improved queen size quilt is now 100” x 100”. Today I am patching some pullling apart seams, still worth fixing it up.
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Old 04-28-2019, 03:50 AM
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Your quilt re-do looks perfectly planned-like it had been your original plan. I think finding and using the original fabric is the key to the great finish. I am sure you will enjoy using it more now.
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:44 AM
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I enlarged a finished quilt last year. It had not yet been washed, so it hadn't shrunk. It did come out nice and it even looks like it was meant to be that big. However, I have been telling anyone who will listen, if someone asks you to enlarge a finished quilt, do everything you can to avoid it. I will do everything to avoid it. I don't have pictures because it is in PA and I'm in In.
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:55 AM
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;You did a wonderful job enlarging it, and you clearly knew (much more than I) what was necessary to make this revision work. So, congratulations on making the quilt larger despite many obstacles, and thanks for all the details on what you had to do. I will never try this!
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:30 AM
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What a great job enlarging your quilt.it turned out wonderful. Even better than the first time around. I love the border fabric added to it, it brings out the kaleidoscopes so nicely. The finish is well worth the process.
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:14 AM
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Turned out great!!!! I love it!
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:59 AM
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Don't you just love it when plan works! Congratulations on a job well done!
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