Thursday, 22 December 2011

Sewing Borders onto the back of your quilt.


I made a quilt for a friend recently and after putting together the top realized I had totally goofed on the measurements and hadn't bought enough of the backing... but I had more of another fabric which I thought ok... I'll make a border on it no problem... but then I realized I wanted a perfectly squared border on the back.. how would I do this? Where do I find out how?? 

Well a few fruitless google searches later I sat in a huff on the sewing floor and stared miserably at my quilt.

Then "eureka" 

This is how I did it.


My top had been finished already completed with borders. I basted my top to my batting and stretched amy backing which just extended past my borders on the bottom.

I then stitched in the ditch around the border of my top which just came through on my backing..







I then cut my backing borders larger then I needed and placed them right sides together just past my stitch line I had created.



I did the sides first and then the top and bottom as I would a normal border... pressed it.. and was able to complete my binding as per usual!!! I was so stoked! It looked perfect and beautiful!




Are the other methods? I haven't a clue!

I totally adore this line by Suzy Ultman Critters Community! It is just toooo cute for words. I had a blast working with these prints and just cut and spread these guys all over my design wall until something spoke to me.

added along with that linen texture line.. sublime.




3 comments:

  1. That is a GORGEOUS quilt! I love it!

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  2. Thank you! I loved it but it wasn't for me :)

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  3. You always pick such lovely fabrics and make such amazing things :-)

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