Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Directional Border >

Directional Border

Directional Border

Old 06-09-2018, 09:21 AM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
TexasSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kilgore Tx
Posts: 1,883
Default Directional Border

I am making a T Shirt quilt (and I hope I never have to make another one) and I am adding borders that are the name of a football team. I am putting the top and bottom borders so the words are right side up when you are looking at them, horizontal across. My question is do I put the side borders with words facing into the center of the quilt or facing out? I just thought I might could make the words go vertically on the sides. Has anyone done this before, need some imput.
TexasSunshine is offline  
Old 06-09-2018, 09:39 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
ArlaJo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 375
Default

I make mine look out , but that's just me. And amen on the T shirt quilt!!!
ArlaJo is offline  
Old 06-09-2018, 10:15 AM
  #3  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 10,568
Default

Will the quilt be used on a bed? And if so will the side borders be hanging off the sides of the bed? If so then I make borders like this so they look "right side up" when viewed from either side of the bed.
feline fanatic is offline  
Old 06-09-2018, 10:30 AM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
nativetexan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: home again, after 27 yrs!
Posts: 19,388
Default

Feline has a good point. otherwise i would put them facing in.then i could just tilt my head to read either one.
sounds like a cute quilt.
nativetexan is offline  
Old 06-09-2018, 11:11 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 2,390
Default

I'd go with the vertical placement.
Irishrose2 is offline  
Old 06-09-2018, 11:40 AM
  #6  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
TexasSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kilgore Tx
Posts: 1,883
Default

I kind of figured it out as I was posted the question. I ended up putting the sides to read vertical. I'm glad I had plenty of fabric. Thanks for the replies. I have never had so many problems with a project as I have had with this quilt. Everything that could go wrong did, nothing matched up and I have spent countless hours on it. This is for my sister so it is a non-paying job. I did not realize how difficult it would be. I have got to longarm quilt it when I finish the back. Hope no problems there.
TexasSunshine is offline  
Old 06-10-2018, 04:17 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 410
Default

I'm sorry you're having problems, and I'll let it serve as a warning to myself not to attempt a T-shirt quilt! Or at least I'll be prepared for what I'm getting myself into.
Mitty is offline  
Old 06-11-2018, 10:00 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Edenton and Raleigh, NC
Posts: 847
Default

Originally Posted by ArlaJo View Post
I make mine look out , but that's just me. And amen on the T shirt quilt!!!
I'll amen your amen! NEVER again!
mhollifiel is offline  
Old 06-12-2018, 05:05 PM
  #9  
Super Member
 
wildyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Upstate NY, north of Syracuse Area
Posts: 6,003
Default

Originally Posted by Mitty View Post
I'm sorry you're having problems, and I'll let it serve as a warning to myself not to attempt a T-shirt quilt! Or at least I'll be prepared for what I'm getting myself into.
Aww now, don't despair of making T-shirt quilts. The more of them you make the easier it gets! I have made at least 7 all t-shirt quilts, and a good many more that used one or more t-shirt design areas mixed in with regular fabrics.

Some hints: Stabilize before cutting to your final size, cutting first and trying to add the stabilizer is much harder. Decrease the pressure on your pressure foot, and using a walking foot is very helpful to minimize the foot stretching and distorting the fabric. I quilt the design in the squares before layering, then do some straight line quilting (usually 1/4 in. outline) after layering. I might add some straight line accents to the block after layering also, ie: rays from the design to the corners and sides, crosshatching, etc. Using fleece on the back, instead of batting and a cotton backing, makes both layers more compatible and easier to then quilt.
wildyard is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Sandygirl
Tutorials
9
08-15-2014 09:05 AM
michelleoc
Main
9
07-11-2014 04:13 PM
AFQSinc
Main
15
06-19-2012 12:35 PM
JudyMN
Main
6
08-15-2011 04:36 PM
almostfree
Main
8
03-06-2011 04:44 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.