Friday, January 20, 2006

Making a 1/4 border for your quilt

The other day I showed a friend how to add a 1/4 inch border onto a quilt, neatly and easily. I thought others might like to know how to do this, too.

First, cut border strips 3/4 inch wide. If you need longer strips, trim the ends at a 45 degree angle, so that the seam is angled. A border this narrow can't handle the bulk of butted seams.

Using your quarter inch foot, stitch the border strip onto the quilt.

Iron the seam allowance toward the quilt. This makes the next step mcuh easier.

Here is the skinny border, ironed and ready for the next border to be added this afternoon.

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