Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Clockwise borders

When we were adding the borders for a QQ charity  quilt some members were surprised the first one was added with partial piecing. I prefer this way to the usual way of one added to opposite sides then two more top and bottom extending over the sides. I find the partial way more aesthetic and it's also useful when there isn't enough length to either mitre or extend right across.
Having left part of the first border unsewn you then continue round adding borders to the sewn sides and finally sew down the flap to complete the first and final borders.
First partial border added wih second ready to go

Second added

And the third

And the fourth

First and final border completed and now the top is quilted and
the binding attached ready for another member of the group to sew
to the back.

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