How difficult is it to convert a twin size bed quilt to a full size bed quilt? This bedding is identical to my daughters crib set but I need it to be full size for her bed and it only comes in twin... any suggestion from all you craft seamstresses?
Andjerm from Texas
I'm by no means a expert, but I would think that a nice wide border of lace, like the ones you can get at Wally world and Joannes by the foot. I've seen some pretty wide, around 5-6 inches wide. Or some pretty fabric doubled and gathered some?
It is very easy to add borders to nearly anything....like framing a picture or adding a mat to make a photo fit a frame. Top stitch to hold new seams down. You can even stitch hem tape or flat lace to hold the new seams "in hiding".
Thanks so much for your suggestions.
How about buying a coordinating one you like in a larger size and cut off the sides and sew onto the sides of the small one, and add the rest along the bottom?
Add borders, but if you want to keep the quilted look, add already-quilted fabric which you buy at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts. Measure your existing quilt, across the center, top to bottom.
You will have to add enough material to make your quilt five feet wide and six feet long. Your material is 45 inches wide, and you will have to buy enough to make four borders-- two up the sides and two across top and bottom. You will probably need two or two-1/2 yards. Cut the side borders first, . Sew them to the sides of the crib quilt, using 1/2 inch seams allowances. Press the seam allowances open.
Measure the new width across the top and across the bottom. Cut your top and bottom borders. Sew them to the top and bottom edges of the quilt, using 1/2 inch seams allowances. At this point, you will be sewing the borders to the quilt and to the side borders you added earlier.
You will want to add new binding to the finished quilt, and can certainly buy blanket binding anywhere-- WalMart is a good choice for this.
There are 2 things you could do, one is to get another twin size one in the same style and cut it down the center lengthwise and sew each 1/2 to the sides to extend the width. The other thing you might try is to get matching fabric and make a floor length dust ruffle and sew it to the quilt top at the edge of the matress. Hope this helps.
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