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    Batting Beauty

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    Newbie here again-I am SIT ( stitching in the ditch) of a quilt I attempted to make years and years ago-that must have been when I liked Pink because I don't even like the color now. But thought I would finish it up and donate it to a womans shelter-cause I don;t like it. Anyway, I am stitching in the ditch but I have no clue what to do with the boarder. I have watched several videos on YouTube on SID but none of them tell you how to finish the boarder. Any suggestions? Thank you ladies.

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    Photo of the quilt?
    Sherri

    "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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    You could try doing a meander. There are classes on Craftsy that you can watch on how to quilt negative space or how to quilt borders. I am pretty sure that all of the classes are on sale right now.

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    Here's one of my favorites - loops: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...11.gS20JMOrgp8

    I can do loops better than the meander and it's easy to do.
    Vonnie

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    How wide is the border? You can use your walking foot to make straight lines that echo each other the length of each border. You can also use your walking foot to do gentle curves along the length of the border. There may be something helpful here: Petit Design Co: 31 Days of Walking Foot Quilting

    I bookmarked that blog, although I haven't read it yet.
    If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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    I often do wavy lines on borders, or a wide meander kind of thing... You can do it with a regular foot... No need to FM.


    Sandy from Cincinnati


    AKA Kermit

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    Thank you for the links to the quilting loops. And the walkingfoot site is great too.

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    I'm still new at quilt making myself. If your borders aren't real wide, do you have to quilt them at all? I have added 2-1/2 up to 4-1/2" borders and only stitched in the ditch in the seam line where it was added with no additional quilting as long as your batting doesn't require closer quilting. I made a doll quilt for a neighbor's little girl not long ago and used the serpentine stitch in the middle of the narrow (2" finished) border. I'm going to try that on my next lap quilt.
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    Batting Beauty

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    Thank you.

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    Your top one looks to be about what I have. Thank you.

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