I have a pattern that is for a Queen-size bed quilt that I need to make larger to fit a king-size bed. What do I need to do in order to make this pattern larger?
I agree with QuiltDaddy, the simplest way is to make borders as he suggested. I enlarged a throw size quilt into a full sized one in a similar manner. Ginny
Sometimes you can add rows as well. I have done that with some quilts. The border will have to be proportionate so you may have to make it a tad larger.
I am always making my quilts bigger so I may add rows, borders, columns. With Borders remember you want the bottom off the foot of the bed. Unless you want to put your pillows under the quilt, leave a top border off. Did that make any sense? I use a design wall to figure out what I am trying to say.
Depending on the quilt pattern I add more blocks and make more rows.
If you do not have too many different sized pieces, you could try to increase each piece. Multiples of 2 work best ie., if the piece is cut 2" by 4" increase by doubling, making it 4" by 8". I've decreased an stack-n-whack pattern by using 1/2 the measurements, creating a wall hanging to match a queen size quilt. I think it work in reverse. Good luck! Borders also work well.