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 8 of 8

Thread: Border for small quilt - crosswise or lengthwise

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    BC. Canada
    Posts
    65

    Border for small quilt - crosswise or lengthwise

    Crosswise or lengthwise. Can you help? Doing small 40" x 50" lap quilt - can i get away with border on that cut on crosswise as my matching fabric is only "20" long by wof. Will do corner blocks too.... Any advice appreciated! It's a very fine lightweight cotton. Thx.

  2. #2
    Super Member Treasureit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    OC, CA
    Posts
    2,935
    I just did a quilt using both cuts on the border...it was a directional print so I needed it to flow the same way...came out fine...is that what you meant?

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    BC. Canada
    Posts
    65
    Yes, i read that one should cut for border on lengthwise or causes uneven edge etc but wondered if less concern on smaller items..was your quilt a fairly small one Treasureit ?

  4. #4
    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The middle of an IL cornfield
    Posts
    7,022
    Blog Entries
    1
    I cut my borders either way. Most often WOF. I don't see a difference.

  5. #5
    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    11,902
    Blog Entries
    1
    many people always cut their borders *width*of fabric and piece them- not wanting to deal with cutting long lengths- or wanting to 'narrow' their fabric. cut them any way they work for you.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    BC. Canada
    Posts
    65
    Oh that's great, I was worried! Back to doing the border then. I need a distraction from the fact our "well" stopped 6 days ago and still no water to the house. Quilting is a great distraction and sorting my small stash for my next project will cheer me. The little frustrations of life ...��

  7. #7
    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southwest Kansas
    Posts
    4,829
    I almost always cut mine WOF. Once in a while, because of the pattern, I'll cut them lengthwise. And every once in a while I'll cut them both directions because the pattern is directional.

    Sewing the borders on with the border fabric next to the feed dogs is more likely the cause of wavy borders than cutting them WOF.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    BC. Canada
    Posts
    65
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I almost always cut mine WOF. Once in a while, because of the pattern, I'll cut them lengthwise. And every once in a while I'll cut them both directions because the pattern is directional.

    Sewing the borders on with the border fabric next to the feed dogs is more likely the cause of wavy borders than cutting them WOF.
    Oh yes, you eminded me re feed dogs...thanks!

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.