Saturday, July 2

Tag: borders

Applying Borders

Many of our quilt customers are beginners and have asked for information on borders. The following information should help you get your borders on and your quilt flat before quilting. After the body of the quilt has been pieced, gently press before adding borders. The logical place to measure the finished top is along its outside edges, and this is a useful measurement. However, measurements should be taken across the center in two or three places for both the width and length. If these measurements are different from that of the outer edge, accidental stretching has occurred. To keep the finished quilt as straight and square as possible, you must measure the centers. To make a border with straight-cut corners: Determine the length of the quilt border by averaging the distance of two ...