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Thread: What's your preference.........?

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    Super Member Crlyn's Avatar
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    When you do more than one border, would you prefer to do mitred or just the norm, and why?

    Also when doing more than one if mitred, do you join them first before attaching, or attach one at a time as you go?

    I'm about to start on the borders of a queen size quilt, it has 3 and I'm just a little unsure which way to go, so looking forward to your input.

    Thanks heaps for your help. :-D

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    When there's multiple borders I like to sew all the strips together and miter the corners as if it's one border.

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    I don't miter, except for the binding.

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    Sew the strips together and then miter. Otherwise is a pain to match them.

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    can we see the quilt?

    Another one of those "it depends on . . . " questions

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    Another question is, What is the intended use for the quilt? i.e. Are you going to submit it to a show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    can we see the quilt?

    Another one of those "it depends on . . . " questions
    Yep sure can see, but not until it's finished :-D it's a bargello.

    bearsgray, what do you mean "it depends on?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    When there's multiple borders I like to sew all the strips together and miter the corners as if it's one border.
    That's a great idea! Have not heard of it before but will definately try it next time. Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Another question is, What is the intended use for the quilt? i.e. Are you going to submit it to a show?
    No, it will be put to good use, not that that makes any difference to me, because I still like to do my quilts to the best of my ability. :D

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    Some quilts seem to tell me the borders need to be mitred :D
    I sew the strips together and mitre all at once :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I don't miter, except for the binding.
    For some reason, I do the same thing. The only thing I miter is the binding.

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    It depends on the fabric for the borders. If they are just solid fabs or small print, I don't mitre, but if one is a border fabric, then I stack and mitre.

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    This diva doesn't miter unless she's using a border stripe! ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    When there's multiple borders I like to sew all the strips together and miter the corners as if it's one border.
    Same here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Sew the strips together and then miter. Otherwise is a pain to match them.
    When I miter, that's what I do. Multiple borders seem to work better in a miter.

    Many times I don't use a miter when I have sashing and corner stones in the center. A straight border seems to work better with the sashing/corner stone design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crlyn
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    can we see the quilt?

    Another one of those "it depends on . . . " questions
    Yep sure can see, but not until it's finished :-D it's a bargello.

    bearsgray, what do you mean "it depends on?"
    Can't wait to see it!!!!!!!! Gald you posted this. I have learned from the answers. I am dragging my feet on mine because I have added the sash and couldn't decide if I wanted to do a binding. I couldn't get it to look right in my mind. Now I know why and what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crlyn
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Another question is, What is the intended use for the quilt? i.e. Are you going to submit it to a show?
    No, it will be put to good use, not that that makes any difference to me, because I still like to do my quilts to the best of my ability. :D
    I don't know why you made the assumption that I don't do things to the best of my ability. I am actually very picky about my work(sometimes to an extreme). I just prefer not to miter all of my corners! If I were to submit anything to be judged, I would miter all of the corners because many judges look at that. That is the only reason I asked the question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by Crlyn
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Another question is, What is the intended use for the quilt? i.e. Are you going to submit it to a show?
    No, it will be put to good use, not that that makes any difference to me, because I still like to do my quilts to the best of my ability. :D
    I don't know why you made the assumption that I don't do things to the best of my ability. I am actually very picky about my work(sometimes to an extreme). I just prefer not to miter all of my corners! If I were to submit anything to be judged, I would miter all of the corners because many judges look at that. That is the only reason I asked the question!
    I'm sorry if you have taken this the wrong way Sadiemay, I wouldn't for one moment think that you don't do things to the best of your ability.......I can't think why you have even made this assumption from what I have said. I'm talking about myself here no one else.........thank you again for your help with my question.

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    I only do mitering if there is a pattern on the fabric. For solids I don't do it.

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