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Thread: adding multiple borders question

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    Junior Member sandrab64's Avatar
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    adding multiple borders question

    I have a large quilt top that I'm adding a 3" border to and then a 6" border. Do you add each border at a time to the large top or can you sew the 3" and 6" border together and then add that one 9" border to the large top?
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    You can sew them together and add to the top at one time.

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    I've never thought of doing it that way. Let us know if it works okay.
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    I have never sewn the borders together first, then added them as one to the quilt top. It's just my opinion, but I think I would have better luck at not getting wavy borders if I sew them on one at a time.

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    Someone else had told me that & on my next quilt I am going to try it. Don't know why it wouldn't work.
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    I would join the two borders together first. That way if you mitre the corners both borders will match perfectly.

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    I have sewen them together,no problem ,as long as you have the length an width right its a go. joyce j

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    I just find it easier to do them separately, just me. Try and see how you like it.
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    For me, they stay straighter when I do the borders together and THEN put them on the quilt all at the same time. I do the sides first, then the top and the bottom. I haven't been brave enough to mitre them yet but I will.....someday! Good luck. Find YOUR groove and stick with it!

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    If you're doing mitered corners it can work to sew them together first. If you're not doing mitered corners it looks odd to sew them together first.

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