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Thread: border help

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    My quilt is already wide enough but needs to be a little longer. I am going to put a narrow border at the sides and wider top & bottom. Do I sew the sides on first then the top & bottom . Does it even matter.

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    I usually sew the sides on and then the top and bottom borders.

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    I don't think it matters. Unless you're doing stripes or something where you would prefer it one way or the other :)

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    I have done the same thing when trying to add length to a quilt.

    Reason: I want the attention to the top/bottom and not the sides (so the seam is on the side, not in the top/bottom border).

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    I think since the top and bottom borders are wider, they should be sewn on last. They will look better without a seam in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb44
    I think since the top and bottom borders are wider, they should be sewn on last. They will look better without a seam in them.
    Really good point. I didn't think of that.

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    I agree, the ends go on after the sides, it makes a nice continuous line.

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    Ditto

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