Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
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 6 of 6

Thread: What size sashing/boarders?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Millstream Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Brunswick Canada
    Posts
    545
    I am working on a Celtic Knot quilt that has 2 colors per 15.5" block on a white background. I plan on a 2 1/2 inch sashing around the blocks.... are there any set guideline for how wide to make the boarders that will go around this center panel?
    Attached Images Attached Images    

  2. #2
    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    9,314
    some one told me once that borders should be in proportion to the block size...so, if a 12" block borders should be 3", 4" or 6" to look proportionate. i'm thinking for a 15" block anything smaller than 3" would look too small, so i would use either 3" or 5" borders. but remember there are no set in stone rules, use what looks best to you.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    3,538
    I'm putting 12" blocks together with a 1" border so there are no set rules. Use what you like for the look you are going for.
    Very nice blocks.

  4. #4
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    1,ooo miles from home
    Posts
    13,027
    Blog Entries
    2
    1 or 2 inch sashings. around the outside of the blocks too. then a 6 inch or more border.

  5. #5
    Super Member BKrenning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Festus, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    1,552
    I try to use a number that the blocks are divisible by for the sashing & borders. For 15" blocks, I'd use a 1.5 or 3 inch sashing & 3 &/or 5" borders.

    Love the blocks by the way!

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    1,265
    sounds like this will be an inner border with other blocks or borders around it...Why not make the first border the same size as the sashing, then increase the other borders?

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.