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    Designer Diva

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    Default Re: My quilt is too large. Asking for advice on cutting it down.

    If you do decide to cut it remember to leave a 1/4" past your row of blocks so when you sew on binding you don't lose that from your last row of blocks.

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    Default Re: My quilt is too large. Asking for advice on cutting it down.

    I think your particular quilt lends itself well to being cut off. Go ahead and lose two rows. No problem!

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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: My quilt is too large. Asking for advice on cutting it down.

    OK. I am back and ready to finish quilting my sandwich. After grabbing my trusty Havel's Ultra Pro seam ripper, a product recommended by forum members, I carefully detached the extra columns and row. Then pressed the fabric and repinned. It took about two hours. It was the right thing to do. Thanks everyone.

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    Default Re: My quilt is too large. Asking for advice on cutting it down.

    You didnt indicate if you were doing a pillow tuck. It would be a little late now seeing as you've already cut your backing and batting to size, but I would have added the two extra rows to the top (or bottom) and used the extra length as my pillow tuck.

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    Default Re: My quilt is too large. Asking for advice on cutting it down.

    Whatever you decided to do, I think you have a beautiful quilt there. I love your fabric choices.

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    Default Re: My quilt is too large. Asking for advice on cutting it down.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lady View Post
    OK. I am back and ready to finish quilting my sandwich. After grabbing my trusty Havel's Ultra Pro seam ripper, a product recommended by forum members, I carefully detached the extra columns and row. Then pressed the fabric and repinned. It took about two hours. It was the right thing to do. Thanks everyone.
    Please let us see the finished quilt!
    Cyndi


    “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” - Victor Hugo

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    Default Re: My quilt is too large. Asking for advice on cutting it down.

    Quote Originally Posted by KPH View Post
    According to my MIL, if you can see the wood... it's too short. I think it's beautiful. I'd center it on the bed and let it go.

    Katrina
    No... not on a four poster bed or a sleigh bed. She has a four poster. I have two sleigh beds, if I had to cover my sides, it would be like wall to wall carpeting. LOL

    Glad to see that you worked it out! I have taken rows off before, and borders off too, and I am getting ready to add to a quilt. You can do about anything you want if you put your mind to it. :9) ...
    Last edited by kensington; May 27th, 2015 at 04:22 PM.

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    Default Re: My quilt is too large. Asking for advice on cutting it down.

    I agree with Kgrammiecaz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kgrammiecaz View Post
    It would break my heart to cut pieces off a quilt I worked so hard on. I would suggest using this as a long one and make a second quilt smaller. You will have two different looks and always have a clean quilt on the bed. Beautiful work.

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    Default Re: My quilt is too large. Asking for advice on cutting it down.

    Its lovely. Would putting the pillows under the quilt take up some of the excess. And what about a bit of folding.

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