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Adding a border to a finished quilt?

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I have a customer that wants me to add a border to a finished quilt to go from a queen size to king size.  Any tips on how to do this? 

 

I'm thinking cutting a border twice as wide as the finished border plus seam allowance, folding in half lengthwise with a batting strip in between, quilting the strip leaving the top inch unquilted, then folding the seam allowances in and stitching this down over the binding.  I know I'll need to make the strip extra long to take into account the shrinkage due to the quilting.

 

Thanks!  Julia


Julia Graves

Special Occasion Quilts, LLC

Leesburg Virginia

240-472-1763

http://soquilts.com

juliagraves82@gmail.com

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One option you might try...

If you could sew the additional fabric to the back side of the quilt, plus your 4" for pinning to your leaders, then load it on your Longarm. You could see the top extension on with your Longarm, and then quilt and bind as normal.


Heidi Patterson

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I did that once to a quilt that was pretty old and found dozens of FQ to match the existing quilt (so I had to piece the border) as there was no yardage in those colors anymore.  I opened up the binding and used it as a small border and attached my new pieced border to the quilt there.  Then I quilted the pieced border in piano keys.  She loved it, but I think she was surprised by my price because she didn't give me the other quilt she was thinking of doing the same to.  Oh well.  I will say that this one turned out beautifully and you would never have guessed that the border was added years later.  

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The wisdom of the crowd - I love it!  Much better ideas and easier to do than what I was thinking.  I think everyone's right about removing the old binding.  I was trying to save some time (and cost for the customer), but I think that's the right way to go.  It's a really old crazy quilt and she also wants me to replace fabric that's missing or worn.  Looks like a lot of hand work to me :(.


Julia Graves

Special Occasion Quilts, LLC

Leesburg Virginia

240-472-1763

http://soquilts.com

juliagraves82@gmail.com

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