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Thread: Flange between borders?

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    Flange between borders?

    If I were to put a narrow flange between two borders on a quilt, what happens at the corners? Do I press the flange toward on the first two sides toward the outside border before I add the other two? If I use good fabric and cut it straight, will it lay relatively flat?

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    When I added a flange I had the fold of fabric in towards the center of the quilt. The cut edges were lined with edge of the border and treated as one piece when adding the final border. Everything layed nice and flat. No problems with corners as the next border was pressed outward

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    I would try making a placemat using the techniques a large quilt would require.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsews View Post
    When I added a flange I had the fold of fabric in towards the center of the quilt. The cut edges were lined with edge of the border and treated as one piece when adding the final border. Everything layed nice and flat. No problems with corners as the next border was pressed outward
    I can picture it now. A way to add a splash of color without sewing two seams very straight. Thank you for the confirmation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishrose2 View Post
    I can picture it now. A way to add a splash of color without sewing two seams very straight. Thank you for the confirmation.
    I like a narrow flange on placemats and table runners, but haven't tried on a whole quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsews View Post
    When I added a flange I had the fold of fabric in towards the center of the quilt. The cut edges were lined with edge of the border and treated as one piece when adding the final border. Everything layed nice and flat. No problems with corners as the next border was pressed outward
    That's the way I do it too. However, I machine-baste the flange to the top, or to the first border, with a 1/8 in. seam allowance, before adding a border, just to make sure everything lines up right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elnan View Post
    I would try making a placemat using the techniques a large quilt would require.
    Ditto ..... or a mug rug!

    That's what I do when I am trying something new that I am not really sure about.
    A "Trial Run" ..... and nothing lost if I am not happy with it.



    When I have added flanges, I have stitched them in place with a longer than normal stitch.
    Then added the next layer.
    However, I think the next time I will stitch them with a long basting stitch along the fold,
    as well as in the 1/4" seamline. Press really well before adding the next layer/border.
    I'd leave the basting line in until the quilt is fully finished and remove it later.
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    I like to miter the corners if having a flange between borders

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    A flange really adds something special to a quilt.

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    It didn't work out for me this time. To press it toward the quilt narrowed the 'stopper strip' and I needed it to be full width to match the quilt. I couldn't make the corners work pressing it outward, so I ended up just sewing it in - 1/2" border. Yikes! But I must have sewn straight because it looks okay. The picture is really blurry, but I will post it in pictures.

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    http://www.52quilts.com/2012/05/tues...c-binding.html
    here is a tutorial for a flange on the binding. I think it looks great

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    I like the flange on the binding, but I wanted this one in the quilt. I will be using the flange in the binding on the next quilt. Thank you for the link.

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