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Thread: Fustrated.......pieced border!

  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    piece your lengths together first, either on diagonal or straight seam, THEN measure the length of the strip to match the length of the quilt.
    This is how I do it. If the border is longer than the width of fabric, I cut two strips, piece them diagonally, and THEN measure the proper length... works every time!! And then you have a little leeway on where to put the seam, toward the corner or toward the center...
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    I don't understand what sewing the borders on the diagonal means. Do you mean you cut the borders on the bias? I don't understand what you mean by seaming diagonally. In any case, I'm sorry it's giving you grief!

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    Sometimes ya just gotta blow off steam! and we're here to support and listen!
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    I can not tell you how many projects I've had to put down and walk away from for awhile. I went and mowed the yard last time. A little physical release does wonders. I tell people THAT'S why I have so many projects going at once, so when one frustrates me, I can work on another one. Yeah, that's why.

    "You can't help that. We're all mad here." - The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.

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    Take time for God today
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    Sorry it is getting the best of you at this time. You will overcome it, I know you will. I will just come to you.
    Have a better day tomorrow, blessing on you. From someone who makes things harder than they need to be,
    keep on sewing.

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