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    hi, new here and so glad to have found this wonderful source of info! I'm not only new here, but new to quilting in general. I was wondering if somebody could help with a question. I am making a 4-block quilt (twin size) and I want to make an inner border of 1" and outer border of 6". Can you tell me how wide I should cut the pieces I need? thank you in advance!

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    Re: New and a question about borders

    The inner border should be cut 1.5 inches and the outer border 6.5 inches. You should use a 1/4 inch seam when sewing it together including on your outer binding.
    Joyce "She who dies with the most fabric wins!!"

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      #3
      Re: New and a question about borders

      Always add 1/2" to the size you want..4" block = 4 1/2 x 4 1/2..That gives you 1/4" seam allowance on all sides...same for borders and slashing.
      sigpicWHEN THE STITCHES ARE PERFECT....THAT'S GOD'S WORK

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        #4
        Re: New and a question about borders

        Why don't you get yourself something to drink and sit down and watch some of Jenny's basic tutorials:

        Essential Quilting Skills & Techniques - YouTube

        Also, some great advice from Bonnie at Quiltville about borders: Border Hints and Tricks

        BTW - welcome to the forum!
        Vonnie

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          #5
          Re: New and a question about borders

          thank you all! I am so grateful for the advice!

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            #6
            Re: New and a question about borders

            Heehee...... I thought this said a question about hoarders! All I could think is ..... This is about me (not literally)! I'm going to have to face it.... I'm becoming a hoarder!
            Hugs,
            Joanne

            There are no mistakes, only happy accidents. - Bob Ross

            A girl needs to surround herself with TONS of happiness.
            Happiness = fabric!:icon_woohoo:

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              #7
              Re: New and a question about borders

              Welcome, from Michigan

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                #8
                Re: New and a question about borders

                What they all said about adding a half inch to the finished size to allow for 2-1/4" seams. Welcome to the forum.
                Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                Marilyn......
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