multiple quilt borders

Some quilts are perfect without a border and some need a border or two. The outer border should not be wider than the blocks themselves. The inner border is often the most narrow, and can be the same size as the smallest units in the blocks. I don’t have an EQ and I don’t think I. I think your border selection is the best. I plan to put 3 borders with contrasting 1” sashing in between. 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. Quilt finishes to approximately 47" x 66½". The dilemma is not new…To add borders to the quilt or not add borders, that is the question! We have plenty of quilt border ideas and simple quilt borders. I'm back today with another video in my "How to Quilt" series. I would guess that adding quilt borders is not the favorite part finishing a quilt for most quilters. However, once I see all of your drawings, more borders make total sense, especially when one (or more?) Ravencliff – Test knit currently working on. Anywhere. Wide borders are a perfect place to showcase applique work. Wow! Sewing Multiple Mitered Borders to a Quilt If you use multiple mitered borders, sew all of the strips for each side together lengthwise. When putting in fractions to the calculator such as ¾″ use .75, ½″ use .5, ¼″ use .25, ⅛″ use .125 and so on. 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. I do not like the one without borders. 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. The problem I see with the “Modern” quilt having no borders is that many of them have very little piecing. Remember that you can mix and match borders to create a design, emphasize a theme, or to increase the size of a quilt. This proportion keeps the eye on the center of the quilt which is the most important. The black fabric was sewn to the striped fabric before I marked, pinned, and sewed the borders to the quilt. Thee great thing about quilting is that whay ever works for you is just fine. Width of borders needed to make the width of the quilt 44 inches. Started September, 2016, Leftovers Cowl – 1/4 done. Hi everyone! The Weekender – Not sure about yarn for this one. Superbloom Cowl – I made one of these as a Christmas gift but I’d like to make one for me. 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. See more ideas about quilt border, quilt patterns, quilts. I also think that it has to be harder to bind a borderless quilt. 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. I think the most I’ve done was 3 borders. Quilts with multiple borders look best if the smallest border is on the inside, but this isn’t a hard and fast rule. 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. If your quilt has appliqué in the blocks, the border is a perfect place to repeat those elements. I’ll have to contemplate more – and learn how to use my EQ program! Borders should be in proportion to the size of the finished quilt. 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. Started December, 2019, Itatiaia Cocoon – Not much Done. Learn new craft techniques and tips from the experts. The middle border should also be a size taken from the blocks, either the same or slightly larger than the inner border. Inner borders, or the first border that is next to the blocks, serve the purpose of stopping the design. This border is separated from the blocks by the inner border, so it can easily repeat what’s in the blocks without interrupting the design of the blocks. 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! Judy, you are definitely fantastic with borders! I mostly have 3 plain borders on my quilts but admire your pieced ones. 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. Once the borders are added, comes the task of quilting them. But I’ve been using the method I’m sharing today for several years now, … Two seams will nest together, the border to quilt seam and the border to border seam. Press the top and bottom borders in towards the quilt. 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. Sugarcane Cardi – Using the purple Madelinetosh Work Sock. Although you can have dozens of border options to think about when planning your quilt, you most likely will use one of two basic types.The easiest and most common border style is the plain border, shown in Figure 1. Check out our quilting tutorials to find out how to add simple, attractive borders to your quilts. Seriously. How could anyone have the nerve to preach to you about ‘modern borderless quilts’? Border Length. 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. I see we are finishing up the February quotation weekend. This quick tutorial explains how to create easy quilt borders with mitered corners. Jane, There’s no doubt that what you did looks best. Pretty sure I have yarn for this. Nov 6, 2020 - Explore Elaine Brumbaugh's board "Quilt Border Ideas", followed by 140 people on Pinterest. Mark centers. Would be ble to do this in my head. I can see them as wall hangings but not bed quilts. . I  just wanted you to see the difference adding or taking away a border can make in the same quilt. So what is so modern about that? Nicole’s quilt is gorgeous! It just makes me groan to go past five. Started November, 2019. Your quilt top is complete. It used to be my least favorite part of the quilting process. now that i have. A width that is a multiple of the block size is the most visually balanced. 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. If your quilt allows, plan for a border that is the width of one block or unit of the quilt. If this were “throw size,” I would probably pick an option with fewer borders. Multiple borders. Resources After I add the borders, I will be quilting the top. Sometimes it just really makes the quilt. In the third border, the cornerstones are plain squares of a contrasting color. Anytime. And just like the borders themselves, there are many ways to get them quilted. It is set with absolute positioning and inset with top/left/bottom/right values. Should the borders go from small to large starting from the inside or large to small? I love the look of multiple borders! 3 If you want to add multiple borders, repeat steps 1 and 2 for each round of borders. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Step 1. Lizard Eyes – This look so interesting. In the second border, they are pieced 9-patch blocks. LOL I know you aren’t! If you use several borders, make them different widths to avoid a repetitive look. 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. Now here is the beauty of this process! I’m really thinking of getting one. of them are so beautifully pieced! With out a border a pattern keeps moving and jumps right off the face of the earth. The last step to sewing the quilt top is to make and sew on the borders. You are the Queen of Borders. Not every border looks good on every quilt. You can add pieced borders to YOUR quilts! This is flat. Started October 10, 2020. Don’t think because it’s so small it doesn’t matter, it does! And, here it is without borders at all.  To me, it just looks naked .. like a picture on the wall with no frame. The first border is often a narrow one that is a contrast to the blocks themselves. 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. Don’t let the border overwhelm the hard work you put into the blocks. 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 buy your books for the borders. Often the binding is just made from the same fabric as the outer border, and that allows it to disappear. It is nice to see the different variations you have. They do add a lot to the quilt. But if you choose a different fabric, remember that it will add another design element whether you want it to or not. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 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. I really love the way it looks with the 8 borders, and it doe look naked w/ o any. Adding an applique border to a pieced quilt … 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! Unless I’m making a quick quilt, they almost always have multiple borders. but i was way to afraid to try. By the end of piecing a quilt, I am tired of working on it! You can stitch the plain border with squared corners or with mitered corners, depending on your expertise. Started March, 2019. Enter in your email and password to create a FREE account. 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. 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. A middle border can divide very simple inner and outer borders. 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. See more ideas about quilt border, quilt boarders, quilt patterns. I f borders are being added, sew the top and bottom borders on first, pressing seams towards the border. 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! 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. Use fabrics that were also used in the blocks. No need to create more math for yourself, just repeat the numbers from the blocks. Started September 15, 2020, Avalance – About 1/3 done. Arkansas River Pullover – 1/3 done. November 6, 2014 By Diane Knott & filed under Quilting Blog. They are usually wide enough to really show off the fabric or piecing they contain and are a nice complement to the blocks. I was given this top and asked to put on two additional borders – a 4″ black border, and a 10″ red print border. It’s not stressful if you just take it one step at a time. When you come up short in the overall dimensions of a pieced quilt, add wide borders to gain a few inches. I love borders and if not lazy I add lots. Same goes for adding multiple borders to one quilt. A middle border can divide very simple inner and outer borders. How to Add Quilt Borders. I mostly add borders to my quilts. I have to say that I never would have thought to have 8 borders on a quilt. I have been discussing this with someone doing a presentation at QuiltCon. I’m always figuring something out wrong. Outer borders, frame the quilt. Squint to blur (or as we call it, “fuzz”) your vision. In the scrappy mountains quilt top the finished blocks are 8 inches by 9 1/2 inches. 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. A mitered corner is stitched at a 45-degree angle to the sides of the quilt.Figure 1: A plain border can have squared … Then cut the cornerstones to match the width of the strips. Penny in S CA. So you really want the quilting to be right. I agree that this quilt needs something around the center. 1. Let's walk through the steps. Mitered borders may look pretty scary, but really, they're pretty easy. When I say that a quilt has 7 or 8 borders, I hear groans. Because you pressed the seams in opposite directions they will nest together. My borders depend on the quilt. Use a size or shape that was used in the blocks. I guess I’m old school I love borders too. I would not have been able to visulize it so glad you put it out there to look at and ponder. As you know I like it alot just as it is, i’s perfect. when making your quilts, you can use 1 or 2 or 10 borders . In this case, you would measure the center of the quilt in BOTH directions, without sewing on the first set of borders. If your quilt body has large-scale print, look for a smaller-scale print for the border. Boulevardier – Using Baa Ram Ewe Winterburn DK. This article will explain how to make quilt borders. 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. All borders added together can be the same size as the blocks if you want a good balance. This is the drawing for Nicole’s quilt and it has 8 borders and to my eye, that’s what fits perfectly. I think it is so funny that people question how you do your quilts. Miss Babs Yowza Mini Set, which I have. I like them, but do not have them in my house. When sewing on multiple borders as a strip set you must miter the corners or you can stop them with a border cornerstone. 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. Notice that the first mat is often very narrow, and the second one a bit wider, and the last one is the widest. Decide on the type of border you want to accent the central design. Aug 30, 2019 - Explore Denise Noonan's board "Quilt borders", followed by 347 people on Pinterest. Some group members of a Yahoo quilting group I belong to bought EQ7 when it was on sale right before Christmas. And lately have been using a few pieced ones. 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! This is the perfect time to use up leftover fabrics or pieces of blocks from the center of the quilt. Quilting borders poses some unique challenges. Measure center of quilt, top to bo!om. A beautiful pieced border adds a nice finishing touch. 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. Others, like you said, feel like pictures without frames. This allows the blocks to be contained. Here are some ideas to consider next time you are making multiple border decisions while quilting. Determine the best width for your border. Kudos to you! Additional borders, or middle borders, can really add a sparkle. Just a NOTE: if you have multiple fabrics in your border, make "border fabric" first before joining the borders to the quilt. Love the finished quilt! Here is a striped border that I didn't worry about matching at the corners and an inner narrow black border. Then sew the side borders, pressing seams towards the border. The last time I was debating borders for Nicole’s quilts, someone mentioned that “modern quilts” are leaning towards having no borders. Once the blocks have been sewn together, the quilt top is almost finished. Here is the link to Ruth’s calculator and with some more instructions on how it works. Remember, the blocks are the star of the quilt, not the border. If the blocks have 2″ squares, or 3″ triangles, repeat those. When Fall Leaves quilt photo via Diane Knott. I love the way it turned out. Stained Glass Cowl – Not much done. Well said. I am making a quilt around a panel and need to know about borders in graduated sizes. i'm kicking myself. It is gorgeous. Thanks. So carefully consider which color or fabric from the quilt you want to be the last impression of your quilt. No borders looks like you couldn’t be bothered finishing it. Rattlesnake – I need this to remind me that I survived living in the wilds of Texas for 9 years. whatever makes you happy. Additional borders, or middle borders, can really add a sparkle. Mariechen – Using Madelinetosh Longrider in Raspberry Cordial. Borders with Corner Squares Any of the other combinations works well. We did one on border and it had so many I’d thought I never see a quilt with that many borders! Some times we add multiple borders. Thanks for sharing, I don’t have EQ so it is great to see it done wth all the options. On that note and I know you’ve told us all before, but what quilt making program do you use? Mardi Gras Memories quilt photo via Diane Knott. Borders that are too wide diminish the quilt center design. In the next picture the quilt top is laying flat on the floor. Magnolia – Using Madelinetosh Farm Twist Solid in Beautiful Liar. Or add the appliqué to the center of the borders, or just two corners and see what happens. About as much as the bell bottom pants I see back in fashion, again. Jun 12, 2013 - for years i was afraid of mitered corners. For example, if the striped border i… Since there were so many of us that were new to it we started a sister group dedicated to going through and discussing all the PDF lessons that came with EQ7. They can also be squares which you fussy cut so that a special motif, like a flower, is centered in each square. Started February 10, 2020, Match & Move – Over halfway done. A warm, quaint panel features rural towns with some farm life. The process for measuring is the same. That’s why almost all my quilts have borders! On the subject of modern quilts, I see many vintage quilts made in the 30s were made without borders. I learn so much. There are two very good reasons to use borders of different sizes. Heather Hoodie Vest – I’ll use Cascade Eco+ in Valentine. This one left off a few borders and has no pieced border. =), I am a border sort of gal. Your borders do add so much to the overall quilt. When I am deciding border options, I also like to think how it will look in its intended location/use. Started February, 2015, Brickless – Not much done. Metropolis – Using Madelinetosh Chunky in Curiosity. I have your “borders” book and have some quilts in the works that I plan on adding pieced borders to. 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. Learn how to create easy quilt borders for your quilting patterns. Sometimes a quilt will have just one border, and other times a quilt will have multiple borders of different widths. Lucky Nicole! Micki. For multiple borders, sew strips together first and attach to quilt as one unit. Sign up for the Premium Membership and get access to our best Craftsy videos and projects. Miter border corners when an angled seam complements the overall design of the quilt. To decide how wide to make a border, begin with your finished block size. Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt photo via Diane Knott. Work on one corner at a time. Press the seam allowances toward the borders. Take your design ideas from the quilt blocks. When deciding which size to make borders, think of the mat around framed artwork. 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. Homebody – I’ll probably use Kathmandu Aran 100 or Cascade Eco Wool. . Borders do the same things for quilts. Measure, trim, pin, sew, press. They are long spaces that really catch the eye. The next stage will be basting the quilt top to the wadding and backing fabric and then quilting through the layers. It is a conflict personally for me, because I like modern art and modern furniture, but not most modern quilts. Started November, 2017, Persistence is Key – 1/3 done. The second and third borders on this quilt have cornerstones. All of them look nice but the finished product is awesome. Wollmeise – I already have it. 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. The good news is . This is the perfect time to use up leftover fabrics or pieces of blocks from the center of the quilt.

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