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Thread: Twinning border

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    Twinning border

    Some of you have asked me to explain how I make these.

    This one is made with two color fabrics and the background. I'll try to include some pics.
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Size:  398.1 KBHere are the two fabrics cut 5 1/2 inches wide with a 1 3/4 wide border on each side of background. I must emphasize that this must be measured and remeasured to get it right. Then it must be pressed with the seam allowance toward the center.

    For a queen sized quilt I made 4 panels of each one, but had this one left over for each color. The other panel, you need two for each unit. So I made 4 of those and used them .

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Size:  418.6 KBThis is the double panel with both fabrics. 1 1/2 cuts of each fabric with a 1 1/2 strip between them and two 2 3/4 background on the outside.This is a difficult panel to get straight. As you can see by the strips, you need two of these doubles and one of each of the two fabrics for each unit. Put them together in units of 4.

    Lets say my bronze one is A and then with bronze part of the double on the outside and the seams matching. I'll make a drawing. Nesting the seams, make a straight line. Not an almost straight line, but a perfect line I suggest you get Janet Kime's book to get a better explanation of how to do it. And just keep after it til you get i

    Don't let the pointed edges scare you. I would measure, then sew, then measure again, then press and eyeball it.

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    I'll let you digest this and then please direct any question my way and I will try to answer.

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    This is great Marcia!
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    Thanks for the photos and the how-to for your borders. I love how these special techniques add such interest to the quilt.

    I'm just starting the journey and entertaining different borders. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Great tute! Thanks a bunch....I love this border.
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    Thanks for taking the time to make this tutorial. It's a beautiful border.

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    Making the border is just the first part. I hate to tell you what is next! Then you have to fit it onto the quilt top that you made for it.

    The trick is to make the border estimating what you'll need only slightly bigger. Make a frame, like a picture frame. Sew it all into one piece. Then carefully measure what you have and then what you need. Fill in the extra space with background strips called copName:  20191201_125637_resized.jpg
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    thanks for the great tut
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    I really liked that tut. I made a border with "Another links" It was much more complicated and looks beautiful, but this simpler way looks great.
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    I will never look at boarders the same way. I love this one. I will have to try it on my next quilt that I start after the holidays.

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    Thank you so much for the tutorial. It looks so beautiful but I am not sure I can do this but it is worth a try. Your border turned out so gorgeous.

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    Love your border tutorial. Thanks a lot

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    Ingenious!

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    Wonderful tutorial, Marcia! Thanks so much. I love it.

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    Wow, thanks for the tutorial and pictures! I'll need to try it.
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    Love your border and I thank you for taking the time to teach us how to do one like it!!!
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