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    I usually cut them length wise for the sides. If you have to piece it you can do it at a angle and your eyes don't even notice the seam. It is painful to have something near done and make a boo boo because your too tired when you did it. Guess we all have been there many of us more then once. Take a deep breathe and turn off the lights and deal with it tomorrow. Sorry ....

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    I will sometime add a few narrow pieces of other fabrics in the quilt to make like I planned it that way. I often do this with larger print borders that I don't have enough lengthwise fabric, and to piece it would be so obvious in that pattern it would look stupid. You could use some other colors that coordinate, and make a small checkerboard insert that would look very artistic!

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    I am so sorry. God bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj
    Ithink I have enough of it even though it is cut wrong.I don't mind getting getting more fabric if I have to. It is black quilters cotton. My pattern said to cut it the width of the fabric. So I was wondering if it is still usable for the border or if I need to stick with the directions?
    There is ZERO problem with the border fabric cut length wise instead of width, unless it is directional and you wanted the print to go the other way. There is less stretch in the fabric when cut length wise and that is sometimes very helpful in a border.

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    Quilterj, borders are usually cut from the length of the material unless being pieced in a certain fashion!!

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    I generally piece my borders from cross cuts and they never wave at me. Hope you follow in the footsteps of our foremothers (and some of us on the QB) who got creative when the cutter got away from us. Good luck.

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