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Thread: Border help needed ~ easy design????

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    Junior Member nonda's Avatar
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    Border help needed ~ easy design????

    With all of your help, I have gotten the eagle panel quilt sandwiched and the panel quilted. Now I have 3 borders, a 3" blue, 6" gray & 9" blue; all solid fabric that I need to quilt. I can't meander, I can't stipple.....what do I do?

    Can I just quilt the three borders as one? or do I need to do something in each one?

    I just want this one finished I am so tired of looking at it I could scream......

    and just FYI, I am on a very small Janome Sew Precise!

    Thanks again for getting me through this one


    I forgot to say that there are star corner blocks in each of the corners of the 6" & 9" borders.
    Last edited by nonda; 03-26-2013 at 11:19 AM. Reason: more information

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    What about cross-hatching all the borders, either one direction or both. You can use a chalk pencil and a ruler to do your markings so they are consistent.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    Junior Member nonda's Avatar
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    Thanks Lori~I just didn't know if the "quilt police" would come after me quilting all 3 borders as one!

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    It's your quilt - you can do what you want!! When I took my first quilt class in the late 70's I was told "you can't do that" so many times that I quit quilting for a long time! And everything I was told I couldn't do is now being done by so many others. Just didn't know enough at the time to just grin and do it my way no matter what!

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    you can certainly quilt the three borders as one if you wish. It is your quilt. in one or two inch borders I sometimes stitch curvy lines. I just did a four inch border with a cable design. but that means going around the whole thing four times since there are four lines. Look in some quilt books or online at quilt images for more inspiration.

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    Nonda, I think Mama Bears suggestion about cross hatching is a great idea. About the Quilt Police? If you ignore them? You will quit worry about them or hearing them...They dont' bother me anymore!
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    Do you have a picture? I'm also finishing an eagle panel quilt that I'm pretty tired of too. I added the binding today, but I still think it needs a little more quilting. I'm thinking I'm going to take a little break and then finish it up.

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    Do you have decorative stitches on your machine? Have used just the curvy lines in rows of three on long, wide borders.

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    I just stitch parallel lines in my borders, about two inches apart, sometimes more. I am very happy with these borders. Maybe the idea would work for you? I normally SID and there isn't a "ditch," so I just line a bookmark up with my last stitch and sew until I run out of bookmark, then move the bookmark to continue the line. Works for me, though I have never seen anyone else do borders this way.

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    Personel ly I would do a wave. In one direction and then wave back making a loop shape .
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