JComments. Sew border to quilt top, beginning and ending seams exactly 1/4-inch from each corner of pieced quilt top. For the example in this tutorial, I used 6″ X 6″ squares. It's quilt-as-you-go and also reversible! I don't want to say I have a short attention span, but when I just add in my head (quilt top + border), I invariably add the border from one side only. In the past 5 or so years really big, graphic prints have become so popular and readily available. She gave me the picture with a note attached, "please make a doll quilt out of this". Then we learned some quilting basics, like quilting tools you need. I'd like make a candy cane border around the quilt. I made this quilt with cute, big-print fabrics in mind. (Sadly, these exact rolls have been discontinued and are no longer available.) 1 2 #11 Diane 2017-08-28 17:00. Learn how to make a crazy quilt block - In 2 parts. Sew with the quilt border on the bottom so you can make sure quilt seams don’t get flipped in the wrong direction. If your main quilt center is 36" and the border is 2" wide, you must add another 2" on … Of course you don't have to use a jelly roll, you could always raid your stash and make this a fabulous scrappy quilt. Clean lines, simple design. If you have chosen a striped fabric for the inner border of your quilt project, the corners look so much nicer if the print, as well as the colors, were to ‘follow’ all the way round the quilt, including the corners. Cut border strips carefully. Fold strips in half with WST and press for binding. For multiple borders, sew strips together first and attach to quilt as one unit. This striped linen quilt is super simple and nice and fast to make up. striped fabric-Mitered Striped Quilt Block Tutorial: 1) Cut striped fabric into blocks. So I pulled out my trusty "Quilt Calc" app, and asked it how much fabric I needed to cut. Then, we made our first quilt which looked like a gorgeous kaleidoscope quilt thanks to some handy quilting tricks that I’ve shown you. I like the center part just fine, but that wide striped border? Temporarily move first 2 borders out of the way by folding and pinning ends as shown. If your quilt's edge has some fullness already, ease that fullness into the border by not stretching the quilt's edge completely flat. This reminds me that there is a border on both sides that I must take into account. Learn how to create easy quilt borders for your quilting patterns. 2) Lay right sides together 2 squares— you will need to make sure the stripes are going the same direction! Add A Braid Border In Matching Fabric To Your Carpenters Star. The quilt center was about 40x50, so I figured 100" of bias border in each direction. You'll need to enlarge the quilt border … Sew the border strips to sides, top and bottom. The fabric is either too fabulous to cut off abruptly for a straight border or would just look plain ridiculous in a straight border. A jelly roll quilt is one of the easiest kinds of quilts to make because the fabric is pre-cut and you can use a simple sewing method to put it together. Mitered borders may look pretty scary, but really, they're pretty easy. Here is a striped border that I didn't worry about matching at the corners and an inner narrow black border. We have plenty of quilt border ideas and simple quilt borders. The kit with the pattern was no longer available and I can not find the pattern anywhere. Cut 4 per block you are sewing. Sew strips together at short ends. Using my rotary cutter, I found where the repeat started, and cut 5 strips. Place pins every 4" or so connecting the border to the quilt edge. 7) Continue the process until you have enough quilt squares and the quilt is the size you want. This quilt measures about 52in x 63in. You will never go wrong by using a solid strip before adding your pieced border. Here are the supplies you will need to make up your own Striped Linen quilt: Here are Christine's two best tips for using striped fabrics in borders. For example, if the striped border is 3 1/2" wide, the cornerstone would be 3 1/2" wide. So I needed to make sure that the band in my quilt was the same height as the border print I had selected. 8) Add borders, quilt and bind it. I have the brown gingerbread man on a red background (at her request). Add comment. Let's walk through the steps. Press carefully–but don’t press so aggressively that you add a “wave” into your border. Pin quilt top every few inches starting at the center. Layer the back, Warm n Natural and top together and pin. Quilt Borders: What Not to Do. I like to quilt pretty closely together, which makes the quilt "take up" a bit. I made only 16 blocks for a baby quilt. Sew carefully–it’s easy to get off track when sewing larger quilts. This is an easy-peasy beginner quilt. When pins are in place, remove the tape and check the quilt back to make sure things are tight and flat. You would then sew on the two sides and press away from the quilt. Cut 3" strips from the 5 coordinating fabrics for binding to measure 215". Note that the striped border is actually three strips of fabric sewn together and treated as one fabric. How to Make a Fabric Strip Rag Quilt. Striped Frame Block This is a very easy block and focuses on accurate cutting and seams. For the strip quilt, I picked up a couple of Jelly Rolls. Jul 11, 2015 - Explore Carol Ann Barton's board "Quilts-borders and bindings", followed by 246 people on Pinterest. Sew binding to outside of quilt. If you are using a pieced border, the pattern may affect the proportion of border to quilt so you may have to use two or more layers in your pieced border. We started learning about fussy cutting, a fun quilting technique to make something quilt. I learned something the hard way on this quilt. Use pins. If you quilt the border too lightly, you will notice that the border is ripply, so you can go back and add more quilting to make it take up more. Step 1. I have enough leftover of the striped fabric to use as the binding too- Sometimes that little bit of extra time and effort adds a touch of magic to a quilt. By doing so you make the quilt fit the border rather than the border fit the quilt. There is room for improvement. Learn how to miter a striped border with Jen from Shabby Fabrics. I shamelessly stole all her hints, and set out to a make a bias-cut striped border that was all running in the same direction. Dragonflight (Quilt-as-you-go) This is a queen size quilt using a jelly roll and a pack of 5" charm squares plus extra yardage for borders, sashings and binding. The easiest and most common border style is the plain border, … But it can also be the inspiration “in reverse” when you don’t know what to put in the center of your quilt! See more ideas about quilts, quilt border, quilting techniques. Using one of the strips, I unfolded it and laid it out on my cutting table. It makes for the perfect Christmas gift especially for those hard to buy for people in your life… like your father in law 😉 That’s who received this one. A border print allows you to add panache to a simple block layout introduced a place without investing hours and hours of time. If she lived near me I would have her help me, but alas I'm on my own. Miter border corners when an angled seam complements the overall design of the quilt. Written by Diane Harris on January 19, 2018. The idea is to make sure that all the elements of your design combine to make it eye-catching. ! Posted in Blog, How-tos and Ideas, Trunk Shows. The Braided Quilt Border Pattern makes a beautifully detailed quilt border constructed of rows of overlapping fabric.