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Thread: My reindeer Rail Fence Quilt

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    Senior Member Aully's Avatar
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    I just finished this today, It is a rail fence pattern with reindeer in the blocks. This is only my first real quilt, sorry that it does not line up very well.

    It is to small though, Any ideas of what I can do to make it bigger? I don't have any more of the same fabrics left.

    It is 51.5" by 61.5"

    Thanks!

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    Very beautiful quilt. You did a very good job on it.

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    plan red, white bordens will make it bigger. and you don't have to have the same fabrc

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    Add borders, a red one the width of the strips and a white one 5 inches.
    Alicia

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    Very cute!

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    I think this is adorable

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    very nice quilt and love the fabrics/

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    that is so cute, you did a great job on it...you could add as many borders as you want to make it bigger.

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    I would use the word eligent (sp)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granny Quilter
    Add borders, a red one the width of the strips and a white one 5 inches.
    Alicia
    ditto....love this idea...would look really nice with that red around it.

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    Very nicely done:) Be sure to show us when you are finished:)

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    Very pretty!

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    You did a beautiful job on that!!
    I agree with the red and white borders to make it bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granny Quilter
    Add borders, a red one the width of the strips and a white one 5 inches.
    Alicia
    I agree.

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    You are doing a very good job. Yes, add borders. I think I would go red, white (or greyish) then red. These do not have to be the same fabric, merely complement it. Be careful with the red. It is easy to get reds that really clash. You could also add a very thin inner border or a flange of black. (A flange is a folded, pressed, cloth inserted into the seam. You could use a strip that is anywhere from 1" to 2" wide. It is usually pressed towards the body of the quilt.)

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    Very pretty, you did a great job.
    To make it christmasy looking you could use a green to frame it and the use the red.

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    How cute! I love the fabric with the reindeers - good old rudolph!

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    What about doing larger borders? Or would that look awfull?

    I eventually wanna make it big enoug for a queen size bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpea
    plan red, white bordens will make it bigger. and you don't have to have the same fabrc
    I agree.

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    I love your quilt - the reindeer fabric is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aully
    What about doing larger borders? Or would that look awfull?

    I eventually wanna make it big enough for a queen size bed.
    50" of borders would be a lot!

    You could border what you have then make a border of more blocks that would go with what you have, then more borders after that.

    Something as simple as a 4 patch block with a solid or different pattern red and a white would work. I don't know the size of your blocks so I can't suggest what size would work.

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    Nice job

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    looks great love red and white togather

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    This is a lovely quilt. You can add some borders with matching or contrasting fabric to enlarge it. Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeBooper
    Quote Originally Posted by Granny Quilter
    Add borders, a red one the width of the strips and a white one 5 inches.
    Alicia
    ditto....love this idea...would look really nice with that red around it.
    I agree with both!!!
    I just love the material!!! :thumbup:

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