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Thread: Adding Border To Quilt

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    Adding Border To Quilt

    I am new at adding borders to a quilts; I have not attached the borders to my top piece yet. I am a little confused with the sequence I should add the border. Is this correct?
    1. Stitch border to the top piece (iron)
    2. Make the sandwhich (bottom piece/batting a little larger than top quilt)
    3. cut & trim as needed
    4. Free Motion quilt do I free motion the border pieces
    or do I wait and trim after I free motion?
    Thanks In advance for all of your help!

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    Super Member MartiMorga's Avatar
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    I was taught to trim after the final quilting.
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    This is the sequence I follow:
    1. stitch borders
    2. make the sandwich
    3. Free Motion quilting including borders
    4. trim as needed
    5. bind the quilt
    Eat, quilt, bike, sleep and repeat



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    ok thanks a lot!

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    I stitch the side borders, before I put on top and bottom. I square the quilt after quilting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    This is the sequence I follow:
    1. stitch borders
    2. make the sandwich
    3. Free Motion quilting including borders
    4. trim as needed
    5. bind the quilt
    Me, too. Good luck.

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    i trim and square just before binding
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    I do as Anael does it. Be sure to measure through the center of the quilt and cut borders to this size. For the top and bottom and both sides.
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