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I usually find patterns that I like in full to queen size. I need king size. I know I can just add a border, but how should I go about adding the right kind of border or borders? Any suggestions??? All will be much appreciated...

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Comment by betweens on June 18, 2010 at 4:18am
A favorite boarder pattern is the delectable mountains pattern I am sure you can find this pattern on http://www.quilterscache.com . This boarder is very versatile and you can make it as big or as small as you like. It could use up your scraps.. boarders are what every you decide pieced blocks to circle your boarders are a great way to continue your quilt if you need king size... another oldie I love is the English Ivy pattern it is a lovely pieced block that really adds to your quilt
Comment by Aili in CT on June 17, 2010 at 4:55pm
I usually amend a quilt size by adding or subtracting blocks from the layout. If you have a 12" block, then add another row to the width... you can sketch the whole thing out and do the math: blocks x 12", sashes x ?" (if there are sashes), borders totalling ?" to get your total size. If you need to, get your kids/grandkids to give you a brush-up in geometry. :)
Comment by Pam/NY on June 17, 2010 at 1:55pm
I miss read your question...I thought you were adding onto an existing quilt.
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on June 17, 2010 at 1:25pm
Depending upon the design, if the quilt consists of just a single block or a combination of two blocks, it might be possible to add additional rows of blocks on either side to make the quilt wide enough for a king size bed. Then you would just add the borders as shown in the pattern.
Comment by Lori/MD on June 17, 2010 at 12:34pm
If the center is a intricately pieced, I typically add plain/printed borders in graduated widths next to each other then do something nice in the corners. I would start with a two inch wide border then 4 then 6. All of coordinating fabric.
Comment by Pam/NY on June 17, 2010 at 11:17am
I have added borders to doubles to make them queens. I will try to get some additional fabrics already in the quilt, if that isn't possible...I try to get the same colors and same size prints. I will either repeat the pattern of the first row or make a total new pattern that compliments the overall look of the original pattern.

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