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Seems like it would be a lot easier than getting the calculator out. Would be ble to do this in my head. Not every border looks good on every quilt. Fold your quilt onto itself at the corner. Started February, 2015, Brickless – Not much done. Kudos to you! I would like to but I don’t do much w/ color in my quilting but Nicholes quilt is inspiring me to think about adding & enjoying some color in my quilting.Thanks for sharing your wonderful work! They are long spaces that really catch the eye. Started November, 2019. And just like the borders themselves, there are many ways to get them quilted. Additional borders, or middle borders, can really add a sparkle. I guess “naked” is the right term.. The good news is . The Weekender – Not sure about yarn for this one. Thanks for sharing, I don’t have EQ so it is great to see it done wth all the options. I buy your books for the borders. I plan to put 3 borders with contrasting 1” sashing in between. Some how I have problems when making a bed quilt for it to be made of a dozen or so color rectangles and lots of background. In the next picture the quilt top is laying flat on the floor. Wide borders are a perfect place to showcase applique work. This is the perfect time to use up leftover fabrics or pieces of blocks from the center of the quilt. We did one on border and it had so many I’d thought I never see a quilt with that many borders! Once the borders are added, comes the task of quilting them. I’m always figuring something out wrong. You don’t have to fill the entire border with them, but you can add some to the corners for a really nice finishing touch. Metropolis – Using Madelinetosh Chunky in Curiosity. Your borders do add so much to the overall quilt. This isn’t a debate about which drawing looks best.  It’s done!  The first drawing is what I used.  This is simply to show you what I see when adding or subtracting borders. Arkansas River Pullover – 1/3 done. When you come up short in the overall dimensions of a pieced quilt, add wide borders to gain a few inches. The next stage will be basting the quilt top to the wadding and backing fabric and then quilting through the layers. When I am deciding border options, I also like to think how it will look in its intended location/use. Remember that you can mix and match borders to create a design, emphasize a theme, or to increase the size of a quilt. I also think that it has to be harder to bind a borderless quilt. It is not meant to be the only border because it’s not substantial enough to stand alone, but it is important all the same. Notice that the first mat is often very narrow, and the second one a bit wider, and the last one is the widest. As you know I like it alot just as it is, i’s perfect. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I mostly add borders to my quilts. -Decide how many borders you want: A skinny, solid-colored or simple border is a good way to break up busy prints.-Audition fabrics: If you’re able, lay a corner of your quilt over the top of the border fabric, so the border fabric frames the quilt as if it were sewn on. I always do multiple borders and lately I’ve gotten into doing tons of borders after starting with a 12 inch block in the middle. That’s why almost all my quilts have borders! Borders do the same things for quilts. Started September 15, 2020, Avalance – About 1/3 done. . In the third border, the cornerstones are plain squares of a contrasting color. All borders strips are cut to the quilt top side lengths, plus an additional 2x the border width plus 1".The 2x the border width makes sure to cover each adjoining border, and the extra 1" is added insurance. Nov 6, 2020 - Explore Elaine Brumbaugh's board "Quilt Border Ideas", followed by 140 people on Pinterest. Here are some ideas to consider next time you are making multiple border decisions while quilting. Second: The width of the border should be at least one-half to two-thirds the size of the quilt block used in the quilt. Thee great thing about quilting is that whay ever works for you is just fine. Press the seam allowances toward the borders. Here is a striped border that I didn't worry about matching at the corners and an inner narrow black border. I’ve done a couple of quilts without borders, mostly because they were utility quilts for my family to use under other quilts on beds or just to grab to toss down for sunbathing or picnics. If the blocks have 2″ squares, or 3″ triangles, repeat those. A middle border can divide very simple inner and outer borders. A little appliqué in the border can go a long way. The second and third borders on this quilt have cornerstones. Sewing Multiple Mitered Borders to a Quilt If you use multiple mitered borders, sew all of the strips for each side together lengthwise. Thanks. I think the most I’ve done was 3 borders. How could anyone have the nerve to preach to you about ‘modern borderless quilts’? Some group members of a Yahoo quilting group I belong to bought EQ7 when it was on sale right before Christmas. Because you pressed the seams in opposite directions they will nest together. Measure, trim, pin, sew, press. Other times, borders were omitted from some of the sides because they wouldn't be seen. You are the Queen of Borders. I would not have been able to visulize it so glad you put it out there to look at and ponder. The first border is often a narrow one that is a contrast to the blocks themselves. I’m really thinking of getting one. Cut 2 strips the width of the quilt plus twice the border width and 2″ inches extra and 2 strips the length of the quilt plus twice the border width and 2″ inches extra. Squint to blur (or as we call it, “fuzz”) your vision. Sometimes a quilt will have just one border, and other times a quilt will have multiple borders of different widths. The black fabric was sewn to the striped fabric before I marked, pinned, and sewed the borders to the quilt. A width that is a multiple of the block size is the most visually balanced. It is nice to see the different variations you have. About as much as the bell bottom pants I see back in fashion, again. This is the perfect time to use up leftover fabrics or pieces of blocks from the center of the quilt. Take your design ideas from the quilt blocks. It is gorgeous. I f borders are being added, sew the top and bottom borders on first, pressing seams towards the border. Don’t think because it’s so small it doesn’t matter, it does! A beautiful pieced border adds a nice finishing touch. Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy. Started September, 2016, Leftovers Cowl – 1/4 done. I like them, but do not have them in my house. There are two very good reasons to use borders of different sizes. Here is the link to Ruth’s calculator and with some more instructions on how it works. It’s important to make sure the outer border either repeats the colors or shapes of the blocks so that it looks consistent without competing with the blocks. Homebody – I’ll probably use Kathmandu Aran 100 or Cascade Eco Wool. For multiple borders, sew strips together first and attach to quilt as one unit. Some quilts are perfect without a border and some need a border or two. I mostly have 3 plain borders on my quilts but admire your pieced ones. I love the look of multiple borders! of them are so beautifully pieced! LOL I know you aren’t! I can see them as wall hangings but not bed quilts. The outer border should not be wider than the blocks themselves. The problem I see with the “Modern” quilt having no borders is that many of them have very little piecing. Or add the appliqué to the center of the borders, or just two corners and see what happens. I have your “borders” book and have some quilts in the works that I plan on adding pieced borders to. when you make mine…. To decide how wide to make a border, begin with your finished block size. Stained Glass Cowl – Not much done. 1. Wollmeise – I already have it. Pretty sure I have yarn for this. Measure center of quilt, top to bo!om. Lay quilt top on a large surface or on the floor and measure your quilt in three places through the center of your top, average these numbers and cut the borders this length. Straight sewn quilt borders, also called butted borders, are quick and easy to sew—that's probably why they are the most commonly used borders for quilts. I would guess that adding quilt borders is not the favorite part finishing a quilt for most quilters. Quilt finishes to approximately 47" x 66½". This one has the pieced border but one of the ecru and brown borders is removed.  I think the quilt looks more balanced when, to some degree, the same border combination used before the pieced border is also used after the pieced border.  In the quilt I used, borders #1, 2 and 3, which were used before the pieced border (#4) were repeated after the pieced border as borders #4, 5 and 7. Some easy-to-follow directions are listed below: first, we explain how Liz would add borders to the quilt shown above in the Love of Quilting preview; then, a second example shows how to adapt the math to a different set of measurements.If you’re interested in making Liz’s LeMoyne Star quilt, the Love of Quilting May/June 2015 issue offers … I love borders and if not lazy I add lots. On that note and I know you’ve told us all before, but what quilt making program do you use? This how to pattern that teaches you the process of making multiple mitered borders specifically outlines how to press seams on inner and outer borders so that you can easily miter corners on nesting borders. I'm back today with another video in my "How to Quilt" series. It used to be my least favorite part of the quilting process. Micki. This quick tutorial explains how to create easy quilt borders with mitered corners. Should the borders go from small to large starting from the inside or large to small? If your quilt body has large-scale print, look for a smaller-scale print for the border. The dilemma is not new…To add borders to the quilt or not add borders, that is the question! Check out our quilting tutorials to find out how to add simple, attractive borders to your quilts. You can add pieced borders to YOUR quilts! The element needing multiple borders should have its own border and relative positioning..borders { position: relative; border: 5px solid #f00; } The secondary border is added with a pseudo element. How to Add Quilt Borders. It is a conflict personally for me, because I like modern art and modern furniture, but not most modern quilts. Quilting borders poses some unique challenges. Love the finished quilt! Often the binding is just made from the same fabric as the outer border, and that allows it to disappear. This article will explain how to make quilt borders. 3 If you want to add multiple borders, repeat steps 1 and 2 for each round of borders. Use fabrics that were also used in the blocks. Lucky Nicole! Width of borders needed to make the width of the quilt 44 inches. I’ll have to contemplate more – and learn how to use my EQ program! So many times I’ve heard quilters express a desire to make their quilt larger and someone always suggests, “Slap a border on that and call it done!” We all know it’s not that simple. Borders that are too wide diminish the quilt center design. If you don't miter you end up with your strip set extending all the way out to the edge of the quilt instead of each color in the strip turning the corner at a 90 degree angle. They can also be squares which you fussy cut so that a special motif, like a flower, is centered in each square. No need to create more math for yourself, just repeat the numbers from the blocks. Started October 10, 2020. One of them, I”m realizing,has too many planned blocks to add many borders, but maybe I’ll reduce the # of blocks so I can do something more interesting in the borders. I am making a quilt around a panel and need to know about borders in graduated sizes. This allows the blocks to be contained. Border Length. But in this case I can see that it makes a lovely addition to a quilt. Some don’t need them, borders would feel like they were being hemmed in, or trapped. Borders are easier to match at mitered corners when you press seam allowances between the strips in the side borders in the opposite direction as the seam allowances in top and bottom borders. now that i have. Sign up for the Premium Membership and get access to our best Craftsy videos and projects. I have been discussing this with someone doing a presentation at QuiltCon. Did accomplish a few things, that is always good! but i was way to afraid to try. When sewing on multiple borders as a strip set you must miter the corners or you can stop them with a border cornerstone. In the second border, they are pieced 9-patch blocks. Resources Miss Babs Yowza Mini Set, which I have. Borders with Corner Squares Miter border corners when an angled seam complements the overall design of the quilt. The process for measuring is the same. Borders should be in proportion to the size of the finished quilt. Sew the border strips in place. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The middle border should also be a size taken from the blocks, either the same or slightly larger than the inner border. This one left off a few borders and has no pieced border. I agree that this quilt needs something around the center. Judy, you are definitely fantastic with borders! I love Nicoles quilt ~so colorful & cheery especially w/ all the borders!I agree that Nicoles quilt w/o the borders is naked or even looks unfinished to me! When putting in fractions to the calculator such as ¾″ use .75, ½″ use .5, ¼″ use .25, ⅛″ use .125 and so on. A mitered corner is stitched at a 45-degree angle to the sides of the quilt.Figure 1: A plain border can have squared … This kit includes the pattern, all top fabrics to complete the quilt including the panel, borders, and binding. Nicole’s quilt is gorgeous! Sometimes it just really makes the quilt. For example, if the striped border i… See more ideas about quilt border, quilt boarders, quilt patterns. Add a touch of country charm to your home with The Way Home Quilt. Determine the best width for your border. The last step to sewing the quilt top is to make and sew on the borders. Don’t let the border overwhelm the hard work you put into the blocks. Wow! Penny in S CA. If you are working on a larger quilt, cut your border strips the same way (just cut more of them) and sew the strips together end to end to create a longer strip of fabric. So what is so modern about that? When I say that a quilt has 7 or 8 borders, I hear groans. You are a very talented lady. By the end of piecing a quilt, I am tired of working on it! All borders added together can be the same size as the blocks if you want a good balance. See more ideas about quilt border, quilt patterns, quilts. Two seams will nest together, the border to quilt seam and the border to border seam. Decide on the type of border you want to accent the central design. Started December, 2019, Itatiaia Cocoon – Not much Done. bottom edges of the quilt top, matching the center marks and ends, and easing as necessary. They do add a lot to the quilt. Magnolia – Using Madelinetosh Farm Twist Solid in Beautiful Liar. Outer borders, frame the quilt. Mi Casa Wrap – Not much done. Step 1. Press the top and bottom borders in towards the quilt. Ravencliff – Test knit currently working on. Adding an applique border to a pieced quilt … Now here is the beauty of this process! This proportion keeps the eye on the center of the quilt which is the most important. However, once I see all of your drawings, more borders make total sense, especially when one (or more?) Hi everyone! On the subject of modern quilts, I see many vintage quilts made in the 30s were made without borders. Additional borders, or middle borders, can really add a sparkle. Boulevardier – Using Baa Ram Ewe Winterburn DK. We have plenty of quilt border ideas and simple quilt borders. when making your quilts, you can use 1 or 2 or 10 borders . It just makes me groan to go past five. To fit the quilt to the bed While you don't see it as often today, earlier quilters frequently used different sized borders so that the quilt would fit the bed. Jun 12, 2013 - for years i was afraid of mitered corners. I  just wanted you to see the difference adding or taking away a border can make in the same quilt. I agree No borders would not work for me. Others, like you said, feel like pictures without frames. It’s not stressful if you just take it one step at a time. Remember, the blocks are the star of the quilt, not the border. I like pieced borders but if I’m making a comfort quilt and it’s off the top of my head, I don’t have time for calculations. Rattlesnake – I need this to remind me that I survived living in the wilds of Texas for 9 years. Once the blocks have been sewn together, the quilt top is almost finished. And lately have been using a few pieced ones. In this case, you would measure the center of the quilt in BOTH directions, without sewing on the first set of borders. I have to say that I never would have thought to have 8 borders on a quilt. Seriously. After I add the borders, I will be quilting the top. Jane, There’s no doubt that what you did looks best. If your quilt allows, plan for a border that is the width of one block or unit of the quilt. When Fall Leaves quilt photo via Diane Knott. This scale is pleasing to the eye, allows the artwork to be the focus and accents it nicely. . =), I am a border sort of gal. Then sew the side borders, pressing seams towards the border. I am gobsmacked! This is flat. No borders looks like you couldn’t be bothered finishing it. Mark centers. And, here it is without borders at all.  To me, it just looks naked .. like a picture on the wall with no frame. A middle border can divide very simple inner and outer borders. I really love the way it looks with the 8 borders, and it doe look naked w/ o any. It is set with absolute positioning and inset with top/left/bottom/right values. You can stitch the plain border with squared corners or with mitered corners, depending on your expertise. With out a border a pattern keeps moving and jumps right off the face of the earth. Then cut the cornerstones to match the width of the strips. Sharie. who knows why. If there is more than 1/2” difference, square the top again, or look for problems in the piecing that need to be fixed before adding the border. Learn how to create easy quilt borders for your quilting patterns. Multiple borders. All of them look nice but the finished product is awesome. Same goes for adding multiple borders to one quilt. The inner border is often the most narrow, and can be the same size as the smallest units in the blocks. I see we are finishing up the February quotation weekend. Borders are usually sewn to the two longest sides of the quilt first and then to the remaining two sides with the final two extending straight across the ends of the first borders. Anywhere. If this were “throw size,” I would probably pick an option with fewer borders. So you really want the quilting to be right. November 6, 2014 By Diane Knott & filed under Quilting Blog. Started March, 2019. Enter in your email and password to create a FREE account. But if you choose a different fabric, remember that it will add another design element whether you want it to or not. As a general rule of thumb, a small wall hanging should have a border of less than 6" while a king-size quilt can handle a 12" to 14" border. Started November, 2017, Persistence is Key – 1/3 done. Any of the other combinations works well. Mitered borders may look pretty scary, but really, they're pretty easy. Lizard Eyes – This look so interesting. I think your border selection is the best. Mr. Knott’s Neighborhood quilt photo via Diane Knott. Once you have sewn together the blocks that you so carefully pieced and made from your favorite fabrics, you might think your work is done, only to realize, you have more decisions to make! Just a NOTE: if you have multiple fabrics in your border, make "border fabric" first before joining the borders to the quilt. But I’ve been using the method I’m sharing today for several years now, … If your quilt has appliqué in the blocks, the border is a perfect place to repeat those elements. Unless I’m making a quick quilt, they almost always have multiple borders.  When I say that a quilt has 7 or 8 borders, I hear groans.  The last time I was debating borders for Nicole’s quilts, someone mentioned that “modern quilts” are leaning towards having no borders.  I see many pretty quilts without borders but I’m a border type quilter.  I love borders! Unless I’m making a quick quilt, they almost always have multiple borders. While binding is not technically a border, it’s important to choose one carefully. Superbloom Cowl – I made one of these as a Christmas gift but I’d like to make one for me. Mardi Gras Memories quilt photo via Diane Knott. When deciding which size to make borders, think of the mat around framed artwork. Sugarcane Cardi – Using the purple Madelinetosh Work Sock. So carefully consider which color or fabric from the quilt you want to be the last impression of your quilt. Compost Piles quilt photo via Diane Knott. Started February 10, 2020, Match & Move – Over halfway done. Use a size or shape that was used in the blocks. I learn so much. By choosing an outer border that is the same color or similar value as the blocks, the result will be harmonious. The overall finished width of the border should not be larger than one quilt block. Quilts with multiple borders look best if the smallest border is on the inside, but this isn’t a hard and fast rule. I was given this top and asked to put on two additional borders – a 4″ black border, and a 10″ red print border. I think it is so funny that people question how you do your quilts. By choosing a contrasting color for the inner border, you can choose one of the main colors or fabrics from the quilt to serve as the outer border. In the scrappy mountains quilt top the finished blocks are 8 inches by 9 1/2 inches. 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