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    Machine Stitcher

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    Default Border placement question

    Hello,

    Hope this makes sense...

    I’m working on a quilt with a border. Each of the four border sides is made of two strips pieces together. I pierced them on the bias.

    So when I amsewing the border to the quilt top, I am matching the strip seam to the middle of the side. My question is, should the angular pieced seam face separate directions on opposite sides, or go the same way?

    Thanks!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Border placement question

    There is no need to make it even on both sides, as the seam will not show when quilted. But if you really want I would make them symetrical I would reverse them.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Border placement question

    I agree with Suzanne.

    Knowing me, I'd just sew all of the border strips together. Fold that long strip in half. Cut the two long strips. Sew them on, then measure the short sides, cut and sew. It doesn't matter to me where the seams are on the border.


    You didn't say, is your border a directional print? I'd take more time with the cutting, piecing, and placement if that's the case.


    I guess the best advice is do what will work best with your fabric and quilt.
    Katrina


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