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    Do your borders seem wavy???

    I have had this happen several times. I make the quilt top and then attached the border, but then the outer edge seems a bit wavy. I have to work with it to do the binding.

    Is there a technique I don't know about?? I'd really love some suggestions.

    #2
    Re: Do your borders seem wavy???

    I just pin mine carefully before sewing. Never had a problem that way.

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      #3
      Re: Do your borders seem wavy???

      What works for me - measure your quilt down the middle and cut your borders to that size. Divide your border and quilt into quarters and pin at least at those spots and at both ends. When you sew your border on - make sure the border fabric is on top. The feed dogs pull the fabric underneath a bit more than it does the top. Hope that helps.
      ***Kathy***

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        #4
        Re: Do your borders seem wavy???

        Do you square up after you have the border on? After I attach the border, I will measure from the seam to the outside edge and trim anything over that amount. The eye will not notice that the border is 5" in one spot and 4-7/8" in another.
        Cindy

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          #5
          Re: Do your borders seem wavy???

          You may need to measure your quilt top better.
          Sounds as though your borders are too long.
          The extra length makes the border wavy.
          As mentioned, when adding a border, divide the quilt
          and border into sections, pin well.

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            #6
            Re: Do your borders seem wavy???

            This is a link to the method I use for measuring borders: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...der-hints.html
            *~* Myrna *~*
            *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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              #7
              Re: Do your borders seem wavy???

              I do this all the time too...it's great and no waves!

              Originally posted by MRoy View Post
              This is a link to the method I use for measuring borders: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...der-hints.html

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                #8
                Re: Do your borders seem wavy???

                Using a walking foot may help.
                You maybe pulling the border fabric,
                and stretching the fabric.

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                  #9
                  Re: Do your borders seem wavy???

                  Originally posted by MRoy View Post
                  This is a link to the method I use for measuring borders: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...der-hints.html
                  I also use this method. It's a great no math way to go!
                  Vonnie

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                    #10
                    Re: Do your borders seem wavy???

                    Thank you all for your help. I was not measuring through middle. I appreciate the link, too. Next quilt, no waves!!!

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