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Thread: adding borders to a quilt after it's quilted

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    Super Member MarionsQuilts's Avatar
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    adding borders to a quilt after it's quilted

    I have two fairly large quilts (56x56) without the borders. I will be adding a 12 inch border around it, but this time I want to add the border after I have done all my FMQ on the quilt. I will also be doing FMQ on the border.

    The reason I want to them separately is because I'm doing all of this on my domestic sewing machine. I can do 40x40 with ease, but I know I will struggle a bit with the 56x56, and don't want to curse and swear every 5 minutes with a 68x68 quilt.

    What is the best way to attach the borders to the quilt after I have done them?

    Also - what would the trick be for the corners?

    Thanks so much,

    Marion

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    Marion,

    Our LQS has an instructor that offers classes in these techniques to finish quilts and embroidery projects. The method is shown in the below tutorial.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UwqhLFQTyA

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    Machine Quilting in Sections by Marti Michell. The book or the Bluprint class. She explains how to do this, as well as several other ways to quilt a large quilt in a DSM. https://www.amazon.com/Marti-Michell...85349331&psc=1

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    Looks like it's time for a new machine, MarionsQuilts!


    On a more serious note ... look for QAYG (Quilt As You Go) explanations.

    I know MaryKatherine (another Ontario Quilter!!) gave a very detailed explanation
    about enlarging a quilt some time ago. I'll take a look and see if I can find the thread.
    Or just PM her?


    Found it !!
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...t-t224331.html

    Because we quilters always like to know the whole story about a quilt ....
    Here's the two earlier threads while she was making the same quilt.
    (found them before I found the one I wanted for you!)
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...e-t135100.html
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...l-t200714.html
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    thanks all ... QuiltE ... I just bought this one 18 months ago LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarionsQuilts View Post
    thanks all ... QuiltE ... I just bought this one 18 months ago LOL
    haha! .... nothing saying it is still not time again!

    Or maybe it is a Longarm? or Sweet 16?
    that should be in the works!!
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    I have done this before. If you want a 12 inch border, the border strip is cut 12.5". Cut your backing and batting at 14.5". Stack this way: batting, backing (right side Up), quilt, then border (right side Down). Sew with your 1/4" seam and press away from the quilt. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 04-27-2019 at 08:04 AM. Reason: shouting/all caps

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