Continue pinning the border to the quilt… When I say that a quilt has 7 or 8 borders, I hear groans. Pretty much, when I'm quilting I'll quilt this feather come back here and then continue on the quilt, so when I rearrange I can easily move and quilt on the next one. Some group members of a Yahoo quilting group I belong to bought EQ7 when it was on sale right before Christmas. You can stitch the plain border with squared corners or with mitered corners, depending on your expertise. Why Is It Important to Carefully Measure and Sew Quilt Borders? Thanks. I agree No borders would not work for me. But in this case I can see that it makes a lovely addition to a quilt. If the quilt is skewed a bit and you measure the sides of the quilt to determine border length, the quilt will be just as out of square as it was before borders were added. I agree that this quilt needs something around the center. If this were “throw size,” I would probably pick an option with fewer borders. I want to add a narrow "stop" border, and then a wider border and binding. These instructions for measuring and sewing straight borders to a quilt can be used to add any type of border. 1. Match pins at the fourths and eighths and ease the quilt to fit borders. By sewing the long border seam from the center out, it attaches even more evenly! Use the same method, but measure horizontally first and start at the Short sides. Micki. Press to the border and measure again through the center. I mostly add borders to my quilts. Measure your quilt through the middle horizontally. No borders looks like you couldn’t be bothered finishing it. Started March, 2019. Wow! Continue matching and pinning the border to the entire side of the quilt, pinning at close intervals if you must ease in fullness to coax the two lengths to match. Seems like it would be a lot easier than getting the calculator out. Lizard Eyes – This look so interesting. Place the border along the side of the quilt, right sides together and midpoints matched. Did accomplish a few things, that is always good! The steps are: You could also opt to place a diagonal seam between pieced border strips instead of a seam that runs across each strip's width. Find the quilt's horizontal midpoint. Next, match and pin the dots on each side of your border with the dots on the quilt corners. Sew the border seam, starting at the center of the border where you placed the unique pin. Although you can have dozens of border options to think about when planning your quilt, you most likely will use one of two basic types.The easiest and most common border style is the plain border, shown in Figure 1. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Match and pin the bottom end of the border to the bottom edge of the quilt, then match and pin the other end of the border to the quilt. This one has the pieced border but one of the ecru and brown borders is removed. 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