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Thread: A tip for those skinny borders

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    Super Member carrieg's Avatar
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    I took a class last year and made a quilt that had a 1/4" black border surrounding each block. (Never again!)

    The teacher suggested we cut the black strips at 1" instead of 3/4". Sew them on with the regular 1/4" seam. Then from the back, line up your ruler on the seam line and trim to the correct size. It did make it easier to cut and easier to sew on.

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    Here's a picture of the quilt.
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    beautiful quilt...

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    Oh that is beautiful! I cringe at the thought of all those tiny strips tho. Great Job. Sure you dont' want to do another?

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    WOW,Beautiful! And the black tiny strips are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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    I think I would have cut one inch, and fold it vertically to have a two dimentional
    edge around each block or better still, make it a one inch sashing.

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    Gorgeous quilt!!!!!!

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    Great tip!!! thank you! the quilt is beautiful

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    Those tiny strips really do make the blocks pop.

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    It did turn out nice, but there were a lot of tears of frustration with this one! It was my first on-point layout. There is one row that I had to add fabric to the sashing to get it to line up. But it's so busy, you can't see it now. And the written directions were terrible! I guess that's why we have our fabric designers or patterns.

    I did like the way the 4 patches were made. Kinda like a kaleidscope technique. 4 layers of the same cut, twisted any pleasing manner.

    Just wanted to pass along the tip I thought was helpful!

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