How Would One Change The Size of a Quilt Pattern

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MaryLouise55 posted on Tue, Jun 14 2011 7:46 PM

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?




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Ginny replied on Tue, Jun 14 2011 8:15 PM

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


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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. 

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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.


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Nana replied on Wed, Jun 15 2011 6:38 PM

Mary Louise

Depending on the quilt pattern I add more blocks and make more rows.

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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.

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