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Thread: Quick border question

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    Super Member Naturalmama's Avatar
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    Do you make the side strips longer or the top & bottom strips longer? (I mean, which do you sew on first - which is the shorter one and which strip not only touches the sides of your squares but also the border strip on the other end - does this make any sense??) And if you have an inner and outer border, would they both be the same or one one way and one the other?

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    do the sides first and the top and bottom.
    HTH
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    Good - thank you!!!

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    for two borders, do one set and then the outer set.
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    I do it the other way, top and bottom first then sides.

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    I think it's a matter of opinion.

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    I also think it's a matter of opinion, and I'd do both borders the same way unless you lay it out and find that you really like it that way.

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    I have been starting with the top and bottom first.

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    Most patterns say sides first, then top and bottom. Once in a while, you'll find a pattern that says the opposite. I don't know if there is a wrong or right. I wonder if there is a reason to do it one way over the other way.

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    i do mine whatever side i sew to first...sometimes it's the sides, then the top and bottom, sometimes it's the top & bottom first, then the sides. If i have more than one border, I do each one the same.

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