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Thread: Need opinions from experienced quilters

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    Super Member QuiltnLady1's Avatar
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    If you cut WOF, there would be more of a matchine problem. I cut my borders lengthwise whenever possible. Like the straight of grain to contain any stretching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam S
    Personally, I like to cut my borders lengthwise whenever possible. But if you can match the print's patterns to piece the borders cut crosswise so that the seams don't show, there's nothing wrong with that. By the way, lovely fabric.
    I second this. With this print any seams will be hardly noticeable....you could do them either way and it would work out fine.

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    At a recent guild meeting the ladies showed samples of multiple borders on a quilt - it didn't matter if the borders were cut lengthwise or width-wise - they would stay flat as long as all were cut in the same direction. If one was cut lengthwise and the other width-wise, there there was some rippling.

    Cheers, K

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    Lengthwise is less likely to stretch and get ripply or wavy.

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    Lengthwise is stronger and doesn't stretch as much as crosswise.

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    I would vote for lenthwise. I'm *guessing* that your going to have multiple repeats of the fabric on at least two sides, and if so I don't think matching the sides to each other is necessary at all. Do you plan on mitering the corners to match top to side? If so, you'll need a bit of planning for that (and I don't envy that task!). A way to get around matching the top/side seams though is to use corner blocks. Is there a block in the quilt you can repeat?

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