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Thread: Boarders cut

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    Need to know what way is better when adding boarders. Do you join the pieces straight or bais cut? I just told that bais can distort you quilt by causing ripples.

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    I do thinner borders with a bias cut -- wider borders straight.

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    I make all of my borders straight.

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    i do straight

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    I like bias, however, after 6" it does start to distort and alot of fabric waste so then I do straight. I do either one or the other for the whole quilt. I'm too anal to have bias and straight in the same quilt.

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    I always do bias unless I am matching stripes. I don't do borders larger then 6" so I haven't gotten any distortion. Do remember to lock your stitches that will be on the outside of your quilt so they don't come apart during the quilting process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farm Quilter
    I always do bias unless I am matching stripes. I don't do borders larger then 6" so I haven't gotten any distortion. Do remember to lock your stitches that will be on the outside of your quilt so they don't come apart during the quilting process.
    Same here!

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    I do wide boarders straight and narrow on bias...has worked for me.

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    Straight, cut lengthwise along the selvage.

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    I always cut width of fabric. Even then there is an occassional stretching

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