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    Honey Bun

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    Default sewing on borders

    when I sew my border on it doesn't seem to lay flat, it wants to have like waves in it I guess thats how to explain it, this quilting can be hard, but I'm loving what I'm learning from all of you, thanks so much.

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    Here you go: Border Hints and Tricks

    I like to measure mine this way and have no problems.
    Vonnie

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    Quilty has two good videos on squaring up and adding borders. Here's the link to part 1. Part 2 is episode 221.

    http://www.qnntv.com/videos/1072_squaring-up-borders/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vonnie View Post
    Here you go: Border Hints and Tricks

    I like to measure mine this way and have no problems.
    This is the way I measure for borders also. I make mine mitered.
    Cathryn

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    Keep trying different ways til you find the one that works for you. I like to measure both sides and down the center. they are usually pretty close. I like to apply the side borders first then top/bottom. Name:  bordermeasure1.jpg
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    Missouri Star

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    This is good advice for adding any kind of long strips on a quilt once you get out a ways, things just start to stretch and it is like truing up your quilt, much like squaring up your blocks.

    I really wish I had remembered this method when I was putting the stripes on the baby quilt I'm working on. It's sort of a log cabin type, and one side is giving me fits as I try to stitch in the ditch and if I would have just trued up one strip.....ARGH!

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    I always had wavy borders till i did this method. One comment Marianne Fons makes in the Quilty video is this is more like reining in the excess fullness when the sides end up uneven. This usually is more of an issue when you are working with bias edge blocks. One of my first quilts with bias edges will forever remain unquilted for this reason!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
    One of my first quilts with bias edges will forever remain unquilted for this reason!
    Jean, I had to smile when I read this because that very first quilt that I did, I had those setting triangles on the edge (didn't know that probably not the easiest for a first) and IF i had known what I know now, I would have never finished it either. As it was, I just dived in there and stretched and trimmed and wiggled and basically manhandled that (darn) quilt until it had straight edges and was mostly squared. It' is definitely a quilt to be viewed in a dim room!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vonnie View Post
    Here you go: Border Hints and Tricks

    I like to measure mine this way and have no problems.
    I do my borders this way too. It works great!
    *~* Myrna *~*
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    I also do mine this way. It's been explained and explained and explained to me why it works and I just don't understand, but it does.....
    pat.

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