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Thread: Boarders cut

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    Do all my borders straight. Seems to me any bias border would be too easy to stretch on the outer edge unless you are quilting right away or sewing another straight border on right away.

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    It depends on the print of the fabric.

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    What's the benefit of cutting borders on the bias?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewdarnbusy
    Straight, cut lengthwise along the selvage.

    This is what I do also...never had any problems.

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    bias or diagonal joining.....makes the border look more continuous. doing them straight makes the eye stop at that point.

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    I do mine straight.

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    i reread your original and you ask about joining not cutting on the bias. Joining on the straight causes the eye to stop at that point. Joining on a 45 degree cut looks better as the eye moves along the border. If it is a gtrue 45 degree there should be any waving or wobbling. And even if you didn't have enough fabric to cut on a tru 45 degree, any degree will do as long as it is true. I have joined at 60 degrees and other in order to keep the eye flowing along the border.

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    i reread your original and you ask about joining not cutting on the bias. Joining on the straight causes the eye to stop at that point. Joining on a 45 degree cut looks better as the eye moves along the border. If it is a gtrue 45 degree there should be any waving or wobbling. And even if you didn't have enough fabric to cut on a tru 45 degree, any degree will do as long as it is true. I have joined at 60 degrees and other in order to keep the eye flowing along the border.

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    If you want to add "boarders', make them an offer they can't refuse, but please, please, PLEASE don't cut them. Besides of being illegal, they bleed way too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    bias or diagonal joining.....makes the border look more continuous. doing them straight makes the eye stop at that point.
    Ah, duh! :oops: Thank you. I read every single post, and was somehow managing to consistently read border "cutting" instead of border joining. :roll:

    I've so far joined most of my borders on the bias. I like how it guides the eye along and past the seam.

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