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Thread: Question about borders

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    I have been a lurker for awhile and learned a lot from you guys. Thank you so much. Now my question is...
    I am ready to put some borders around my quilt. Do I need to cut
    90+ inches on the straight? or can I cut wof and sew together?
    I think on the straight would look better but....I know I will get it crooked. How do you do it?
    Thanks, Linda

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    It's perfectly okay to seam your borders.

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    I cut WOF for mine! :-)

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    WOF here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crlyn
    I cut WOF for mine! :-)
    Me too.

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    Great, WOF it is!
    I thought the quilt police would come after me. ;-)

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    I cut WOF because it is just too expensive for me to buy that much extra fabric.

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    Please what is WOF ??

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    If WOF then seam on the diagonal. One's eye tends to stop if seamed on the straight. Also check the pattern in your fabric to be assured the seaming doesn't look disjointed as some directional prints tend to do. If this is the case then I believe you need to do some careful cutting to make the border look continuous.

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    Thank you

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