Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Round Border

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    San Diego California
    Blog Entries

    Round Border

    How can I make a round border for a 60 inch round table cloth? ANY HELP will be appricated.

  2. #2
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Blog Entries

    This might help. Looks like you will have to cut several pieces, fit to your quilt top. Good luck!!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


  3. #3
    Super Member Neesie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Texas, USA
    I'm sure there are probably better ways . . . but here's one way. Take some brown craft paper or freezer paper (anything that's at least 36" wide). You'll also need a long ruler (yardstick, at least). Tear off a good-sized length of the paper (at least a yard) and fold it in half (this will represent a quarter of your cloth). On one fold point, mark a large dot. Measure from the folded-point end of that dot, to the opposite side, and mark 30". This will represent half the width (radius) of your cloth. You'll need a seam allowance, so mark another point, shorter than that (I would allow 1/2" seam, unless it'll be backed). Now you'll make a third mark, longer than your cloth measurement, to represent the outside of your border, plus hem allowance. Okay, so you've now got a starting dot on one side, and three marks away from that dot, along an edge. Take the ruler and keeping one end of the ruler at the dot/point, move the other out just a bit. It should move like the minute hand, on a clock. Mark the innermost and outermost measurements. Keep sweeping your ruler out, bit by bit, marking the two measurements, until you reach the other side. You should end up with a inner and outer quarter circle. Connect the dots and this will be a pattern for 1/4 of your border. Remember to add seam allowances at the ends, if you need to piece two or four pieces together! If you cut along the lines and unfold, you'll have a pattern for half of your cloth border . . . but be VERY careful, to keep the two layers of paper perfectly together, when cutting! You can staple (or use a temp. glue stick) them together, to keep them from sliding.

    Am hoping this makes sense, translated into words!

  4. #4
    Super Member Fraew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Clayton, CA
    Blog Entries
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post

    This might help. Looks like you will have to cut several pieces, fit to your quilt top. Good luck!!

    You helped me solve a problem with this fabulous link! Thanks for posting.

    "I don't buy vintage quilts. By the time I finish the quilts I've started they've already become antiques." ~ Mark Lipinski
    Link to my albums: http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...85-albums.html

  5. #5
    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Northern Michigan
    fold the round item you want to border- in half- then in half the other way- so you have a 1/4 piece of pie-
    trace the edge onto freezer paper- add seam allowance to the side next to the fabric piece- measure out the width of the desired border- draw this line- again- add seam allowance- add seam allowance to each short end. (for joining the four pieces together) cut out on the outer lines.- fold your border fabric to either 2 or 4 thickness'es- press your freezer paper template to the fabric- cut out- join the short ends into a circle- fold (crease) your border circle into 4 new sections ( between the joined sections) so you have 8 match points...then fold your large circle again so you have 8 match points. place the border circle ontop of the circle- match your (match points) & pin- the distribute the areas between the pins & pin every couple inches- stitch into place- carefully clip around the circle to the stitching line- (being careful to not cut your stitches) then press toward the border fabric.
    Ricky Timms has a pretty good tutorial for Circular sewing- check out his website.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.