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Thread: Help on borders

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    Senior Member Susy's Avatar
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    Hi, I decided to stay off the forum and maybe I would get lots of quilting done but that didn't work well, you guys/gals are all my inspiration and there are a lot worse addictions. Anyway, I tried to make a octagon table runner and I wrecked the ouside borders. When putting them on I went in order around and ended up with a tiny area, it looks funny. When putting the border on should it be done in some better kind of order (eg, 2 sides, 2 tops etc?) I am terrible at explaining things, hope you can understand what I mean. Hopefully I attached a picture.
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    I see what you mean, the bottom border should have started with the start of the dark blue like the others,however, with that said, unless you are looking for it - you don't notice. I like it. Most of the time, we are the only ones that know and see our mistakes.

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    I thought I saw somewhere that you do one set of opposite sides, then another set of opposite sides, and so forth.

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    No one will notice it, especially if you do some FMQ like stippling in that area :wink: :D:D:D

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    Trust me NO ONE is going to notice after it is quilted. Cute quilt.

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    I'm with dunster-quilt it and no one will ever notice it.
    It is very cute!

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    It looks incredible :)

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    I'd just keep going and finish it. I like it.
    Kay Woods does hexagons. she might have a tute on her site. I have her nesting hex templates.

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    Do opposites, but no one will ever notice--if they do, just say--oh , that is a new technique I tried! They will never know it was tried by accident! :>)

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    Once it's quilted, it won't even be seen. You're border fabric isn't directional, and the eye doesn't zoom right to that spot. I actually I had to follow the pieces around to see what where you thought the problem was.

    The only way to avoid that is that the first piece (let's say the "little" one) has to have a partial seam that will be completed later. The piece would be the same size as the others (or oversized to be trimmed later). You would trim the upper edge to align with the center, like you did, and work around the center adding border in a clock-wise direction. When you came to the last border piece (the one on the bottom), that would be attached to the center, AND then it would be attached to the hanging piece of border piece #1.

    I hope that makes sense.

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