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Thread: Borders Help

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    Unhappy Borders Help

    Hi all,

    I am making my Grandson a spiderman quilt and I am at the borders. It seems that my borders are coming out wonky. I am being carful to just glide it threw but it has happend on each side I have done. not sure what I am doing wrong ? Help... Blossom
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    I think we're supposed to measure through the middle vertically and horizontally of the quilt and cut borders per that and if the quilt is a little longer on the sides and top than the measurement, ease it into the border. Wait on someone else to tell you the answer.

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    Barny is right. Measure vertically in the center to get the measurements for your side borders. After you have the side borders on, measure horizontally through the center to get the size to cut your top and bottom borders.
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    Pin the borders on starting in the center, then sew with the quilt top next to the feed dogs and the border on top.

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    and perhaps you could make your stitch length a bit longer or use a walking foot to ease the fabric more. good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    Pin the borders on starting in the center, then sew with the quilt top next to the feed dogs and the border on top.
    Thank you. What I have been doing is, Taking my border and sewing from the top down. With the border on top and quilt next to the feed dogs. Then I cut it to size. Is that what I am doing wrong. I should pin from center then sew. I am not pinning it at all. Just sewing it on. So that is wrong ? ok Next border I will pin from center down. Thanks again for your help. Take Care Blossom
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    if you don't measure the quilt and then cut the border, you'll end up with a ruffle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy View Post
    if you don't measure the quilt and then cut the border, you'll end up with a ruffle.
    Yes that is what happened. lol
    Blossom

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    Some quilters take three measurements horizontally (and vertically), top, center and bottom. Then they take the average to cut the borders. (Hopefully thay are not too far off in these places.) pin them and make them fit! Don't cut anything off.

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    You can also sew from the center of the border to the end. Sew the first half and then turn the top over to do the other end from the center out. I do this all the time.
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