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Thread: Adding Borders Question, Need Help

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    Adding Borders Question, Need Help

    I am finishing a quilt for my DD as a wedding gift. I am putting 3 borders on. The inside border is 3 1/2", the middle border is 1 3/4", and the end border is 4". I have the first border (3 1/2") sewn in place.

    My question is can I sew the two remaning borders together, then sew them on to the quilt together.
    I was afraid if I did the 1 3/4/" alone it might get wavy.

    thanks in advance for any help.
    Kel

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    Yes you can but in order for the border to go all the way around the quilt like the 1st one you put on you will have to miter the corners. I've done it, no problem!

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    If you are worried about wavy, I would pin the 1 3/4" onto the quilt from the middle towards the ends. I would also sew from the middle to the ends. I do this alot when I am putting together rows of blocks too.
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    Yes, you can do it the way you suggest. Just fyi, very narrow borders, such as stop borders which may be as little as 1/4" wide, are not actually 3/4" strips of fabric with 1/4" seams. I usually cut my very narrow borders 2" wide and then attach the surrounding borders to leave 1/4" showing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    Yes, you can do it the way you suggest. Just fyi, very narrow borders, such as stop borders which may be as little as 1/4" wide, are not actually 3/4" strips of fabric with 1/4" seams. I usually cut my very narrow borders 2" wide and then attach the surrounding borders to leave 1/4" showing.
    What a smart idea; thanks for sharing it!!!!
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    not quite as easy as it sounds. You could also put cornerstones in .
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    It would look nice with mitered corners if you attached the last two borders at the same time. If you don't miter you won't get the look I think you are srtiving for.

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    I have put 1" finished borders onto quilts. No wavy borders of any kind or size. Just measure for the borders through the middle across and length. Cut to this measurement , divide into thirds and do the top that way too. Pin and sew away. Works every time for me.
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