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Thread: ok I'm freaking out here.... way too big!

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    Senior Member wannaquilt1's Avatar
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    I'm finished with Logan's "twin" quilt top. I made him an Irish chain quilt and the dimensions came out to be 74x105!!!!!! It's the Quilt in a Day pattern but obviously I did something wrong! Is this going to be way too huge for a twin bed? Should I take the border off and try to trim it down? ahhhh I hate this... I don't know what I did wrong. I made sure all my blocks were 10.5" so it must be the border.
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    A quilt is never toooo big lol... looks good to me!

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    I think it's pretty..tell him you made it to go over the pillows and it's suppose to drape to the floor..lol..!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazzyjj
    A quilt is never toooo big lol... looks good to me!
    really? It won't hang off his bed on the sides? I don't want it dragging on the floor....

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    It's a great quilt! Extra room for more than one person to snuggle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannaquilt1
    Quote Originally Posted by tazzyjj
    A quilt is never toooo big lol... looks good to me!
    really? It won't hang off his bed on the sides? I don't want it dragging on the floor....
    A suggestion: Try using risers for the bed rather than ripping out. It's lovely just the way it is.

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    Oh, don't tear it apart. It's beautiful . . . love the corner blocks.

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    Well, you have PLENTY for a pillow tuck. Try it on the bed. Then if it's too big, take off the final two borders and just leave the one. I agree you don't want it dragging on the floor, and no, I would not put risers on a kids bed. Good luck.

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    I like them to be big enough to tuck under the pillow and drape to the floor.

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    It's perfect, don't change a thing!

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    Not all quilts have to have borders. If the irish chain part of the quilt is the right size you can remove the borders.

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    Please don't take any off, I just made a quilt for my son (15 years old)and it is too big for his twin size bed. I wanted to make it smaller but he insisted that I not, so I made it just that way. He rolls up in it and LOVES it just the way it is. When he makes the bed he puts it to the floor on the one side it looks just fine. Just think later down the road he will have it for his bigger bed.

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    I think it is soooooo beautiful, I wouldn't remove anything. The colors are just so brilliant and beautiful. He will love it and remember who make it for him forever.

    You dd a super great job!!!!!

    sandy14

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    No quilt is ever too big. Remember kids grow! My son went to 6' 5" and appreciates any extra length in quilts! College dorm beds are extra long too, so you have planned for the future!

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    It's beautiful! I'd hate to see you have to change it. But I understand after all the hard work you want it to be "right" for it's intended purpose. Good luck whatever you decide. (I guess a bigger bed at this point is out of the question?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by coloradosky
    Oh, don't tear it apart. It's beautiful . . . love the corner blocks.
    That's exactly what I was thinking. If it's way too big--make another smaller one, but don't change this beautiful piece!!!

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    It is beautiful and with quilts, size does not matter!

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    if it hangs over his bed the better
    looks great from here :thumbup:

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    Why do you think you did something wrong?

    The mattress on a twin bed measures 39" x 80". You'll have 17.5" overhang on the sides, and 25" extra both for the bottom and the tuck/top.

    So what's the problem?

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    You did nothing wrong, I use QIAD patterns all the time and sometimes they are longer/wider than I desire so I leave, if possiable, a row of blocks off. Sometimes the QIAD patterns are shorter/more narrow than I desire so I have to add. Good luck

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    I would hate to see your beautiful work taken apart. Try it on the bed or make another one. Love it! The borders really set it off.

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    It's great!!!!

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    It's wonderful :) And to my way of thinking, a quilt this size is just perfect.

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    Today's newer mattresses are really thick and to me your quilt is the perfect size. Don't change a thing.

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    It won't drag on to the floor - and it will grow with him. Don't touch it - other than to finish it lol ;)

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