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Thread: Adding borders. Top/bottom first, or sides?

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    I usually do log cabin type borders because I can never decide. Is there a reason for one over another? Is there a correct order? I need to border my Bargello...

    Ahhh..I just saw this is posted already!! :lol: I haven't been over here in a bit. Sorry for the repeat question. I've got an answer--it doesn't matter! ;)

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    I just posted this on another topic:

    It's a matter of preference how you do the borders. If you have a rectangle shaped quilt and you do the long sides first, then the top/bottom, it's supposed to take less yardage of fabric if you are cutting the fabric lengthwise. If I have enough, that's how I cut it myself. Piecing the borders is acceptable too, but some fabrics hide the seams better than others. If I've got more than one border, I do them all the same way.

    Edit: here's a helpful site:

    http://www.quiltville.com/borderhints.shtml

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    there's another thread on this same topic tonite...guess like minds thinking alike!! ;)

    I sew both, depending on which piece i grab first. If i'm doing multiple borders, I do them all alike

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I just posted this on another topic:

    It's a matter of preference how you do the borders. If you have a rectangle shaped quilt and you do the long sides first, then the top/bottom, it's supposed to take less yardage of fabric if you are cutting the fabric lengthwise. If I have enough, that's how I cut it myself. Piecing the borders is acceptable too, but some fabrics hide the seams better than others. If I've got more than one border, I do them all the same way.

    Edit: here's a helpful site:

    http://www.quiltville.com/borderhints.shtml
    That had exactly what I needed--the illustration of how it looks with sides done first, then top and bottom. Definiely sides first for me. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! Picture a smilie throwing you kisses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum


    That had exactly what I needed--the illustration of how it looks with sides done first, then top and bottom. Definiely sides first for me. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! Picture a smilie throwing you kisses!
    Glad I could help!

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