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Thread: Quilt border advice

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    Quilt border advice

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    I'm almost ready to attach my seminole border. I would normally measure through the center of quilt and use that measurement to cut my border. I'm thinking this to death (sigh), will this work, how do I deal with the corners.
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    I am not much help because I give myself a cheater strip when planning a intricate border. A cheater strip is a plain border. I decide on how wide to make it between my quilt and the pieced border after laying it out. If I need a little more space I make the strip wider. A little less space, I trim it down. My quilt, my rules.

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    With my flying geese, I used cornerstones in the corners, well, I meant to, at least. Two didn't make it so the geese sort of collide. With my braided border, I used a dark strip to separate the braids at the corners. Mitering wouldn't work like you do with piano keys. Name:  100_0244a.JPG
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    It looks beautiful.
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    Don't quite understand your question. It is absolutely fabulous and I can't find a problem with the borders. Maybe I am looking at something that you have underneath that gorgeous quilt and thinking that the borders are on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I am not much help because I give myself a cheater strip when planning a intricate border. A cheater strip is a plain border. I decide on how wide to make it between my quilt and the pieced border after laying it out. If I need a little more space I make the strip wider. A little less space, I trim it down. My quilt, my rules.
    I wouldn't call it a cheater strip, I call it smart quiltmaking!! No matter what width the strip needs to be, if the border goes together nicely, the strip is right. Good figuring, not cheating.

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    I would measure from the center. That does make sense. You add the sides. Then you measure again and add the top and bottom.

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    yes sometimes putting a skinny inner border to make the pieced one fit is fine. much better than having to cut your pieced border too much where it doesn't look right.

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    Are you maybe asking if it should be mitered at 45 degrees? That quilt that is pictured is very pretty.

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    Its very pretty!

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