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Thread: Borders, have you ever

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    Super Member Kappy's Avatar
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    sewn your border together and then sewed them to you quilt? I usually sew the first border to the quilt then the 2nd and so on, but I was thinking, it would be a lot easier to sew the border strips together and then add it to the quilt. How do you usually do it?

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    I do one at a time. Never have tried it all together.

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    I did it once but thought it looked dumb at the corners, draw it out on paper to see how the third and fourth strip will look when you sew them on, they kinda make a t
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    that was before I learned how to miter corners, if you miter they will be perfectly matched

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    The problem is at the corners joins if you sew them all together first, unless you are using mitred borders. Imagine it - you sew inner and outer border strips together for the top and bottom, sew them onto the quilt. Now you're probably thinking you can just sew the inner and outer border strips together and add them to the sides, right? (Yes I thought about this too at one time.) :oops: But if you were to just sew the inner and outer border strips together and add to the sides, that pesky inner border would continue all the way, top to bottom, probably not what you want, right? Theoretically you could do it if your corners are mitred though.

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    I do the sides 1st, square off, add top then bottom

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    I agree with the others. It really depends on how you want your borders to end up. If I'm doing mitered borders I always sew the borders together before attaching to the quilt. If I'm doing something more decorative than I have to reevaluate.

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    Same here......Sides First, then Top and Bottom......Works for me every time.
    Happy Quilting

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    I have done it several times but you have to do a mitred corner.

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    Ditto, sides then top & bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gal288
    I do the sides 1st, square off, add top then bottom
    Ditto

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