Attaching Borders

  • measure the length of the quilt top in the centre and two other places but not along the edges
Borders 1

Measure length of quilt top in three places

  • determine the average measurement by adding the three measurements and then dividing the result by 3
  • cut two borders to this length and the width that is required by the pattern
  • on one side match the centre of the quilt top and the centre of one border strip and pin
  • match and pin corners
  • half and quarter the remaining quilt top and border edges, match them and pin, ease in any extra fullness, use as many pins as necessary to evenly distribute the fabric
  • sew and press, then attach the second border to the opposite side of the quilt top using the same process
  • repeat the process for the top and bottom borders by measuring the width of the quilt top in three places and finding the average as explained above etc.
Borders 2

Measure width of quilt top in three places

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