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    Block Queen

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    Default Adding Borders to an existing quilt

    Hello my friends, I hope all is well!! I know this will be a crazy idea but when I first started quilting last year, I was making a quilt and my daughter loved it and took it. Well it's just too small so is it possible to take off the binding and add borders? Or is that not ever done?

    Thanks!!!
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    Sorry I don't know why this is sideways. It's won't change.

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    That's not something I would attempt to do. I can't visualize how that would work. I think you'll have to make another quilt.

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    Default Re: Adding Borders to an existing quilt

    I was gifted a small quilt and wanted it larger. Thus I cut off the binding and added a 12 inch border.. Just make sure you sandwich the border and quilt it before adding it to your quilt. That was the way I did my "addition". since I do everything on my home machine.. No long arm here.

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    I am sure it can be done. I would research the various 'quilt as you go' techniques and see which one would work for you.
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    Default Re: Adding Borders to an existing quilt

    I have a baby quilt in front of me with out any binding. So I would cut that off first. Then butt it up and zig-zag your batting first, . Then add the extra fabric wrong sides together and flip it over, you can do both sides at the same time. Quilt it and add your binding.

    I saw an article on it, so its doable. I hope that helps!

    That was wrong side of border to right side of quilt.

    okay the politics messed me up. It's right sides together. I have to stop watching this crap.
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    Default Re: Adding Borders to an existing quilt

    Couldn't you use the method they do for the serger quilts? Take off the binding then add the new border like they make the serger quilts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdONf2oaQM0
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    I would treat it as a Quilt A You Go and have fun. You'll make each side of the border, sandwich and quilt it, then sew a thin sashing strip to join it to the quilt. Continue all the way around the quilt and then bind. Good luck!

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    I think Snippet has the right idea. The quilt-as-you-go method is the only way I could see this working since the original quilt has already been quilted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulamoon View Post
    okay the politics messed me up. It's right sides together. I have to stop watching this crap.
    Lorie, you crack me like an egg!!

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