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Print and Save this handy chart of bias binding and straight grain binding calculations for various size quilts. Binding calc. Quilt Borders add the Right Finishing Touch. Quilt borders are unlimited in style and adds dimension to quilt designs.

Quilt Borders add the Right Finishing Touch

This step is the second task in making a quilt. You need to spark the imagination with the right Border designs. AAQuilting - Tips - Borders. About BordersAdding Borders to Your Quilt About Borders Frame your “Art Work.”

AAQuilting - Tips - Borders

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Color Daze Antique Ribbon Border Table Runner Pattern - Fat Quarter Shop. The Silly BooDilly: Tutorial: Super-Duper Easy Way to Face a Quilt (Or: How to Sew a Non-Binding Binding)! As promised in my last post, here is a tutorial on how I like to face a quilt.

The Silly BooDilly: Tutorial: Super-Duper Easy Way to Face a Quilt (Or: How to Sew a Non-Binding Binding)!

Facing a quilt is a way to bind your quilt without having the binding show on the front. It allows you to take the quilting all the way to the edge, can add a nice professional and more artful looking finish, (especially to a smaller quilt) and I also find quilts seem to hang better and flatter with this method. Please keep in mind that this is just one way to face a quilt, and that there are many different methods out there. A lot of quilters prefer to use methods that create mitered corners, and you can find loads of tutorials on how to do that with a goggle search. However, I am extremely direction challenged and found them a bit too confusing for me! The method that I use doesn't give you mitered corners, but who cares as they wouldn't show on the front anyway. So, here we go.... Step 1: Begin with a quilt top that you have finished quilting. Step 3: Flip the strips up and over to the side, as shown above. Pyramid Border. For any size Pyramid block, cut one square the size you want your finished block, plus 7/8" for seam allowances.

Pyramid Border

Cut this square in half. You need one of the resulting half square triangles, per unit you will be making. Cut one square of your background color, and one of the smaller triangle color, the size of the finished block plus 1 1/4" for seam allowances. Stack and cut these twice on the diagonal. Pintangle - Borders. Diagonal Backing Calculator. Always Quilting by Machine. I am often asked how a backing that is too small can be increase in size so that it would have sufficient allowance for it to be attached to the rollers on my quilting machine, and to be clamped, to create a working base on which the patchwork top can sit for quilting.

Always Quilting by Machine

Often the chosen backing fabric has the perfect print design to complement the quilt top so it would be a pity not to use it for the sake of it being a few inches too short & narrow. In situations such as this I like to create an “Art Back” by adding a piece into the body of the backing rather than adding “borders” to the edge of the backing. To Make an “Art Backing” Cut the backing in half (see drawing 1)Now cut each half into 1/3 & 2/3 (or 1/4 & 3/4) (see drawing 1)Insert the extra width at each of these 3 seam lines (see drawing 2)If it only needed to be larger in one directions start at No 2 by cutting the backing into 1/3 & 2/3 so that the additional fabric is added “off centre”.

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Border Hints and Tricks

Avoiding the wave and ripple!.. (Click here for printer-friendly version) Machine Binding Tutorial. There are lots and lots of binding tutorials.

Machine Binding Tutorial

Lots. So I’m going to skim over binding basics fairly quickly in order to share with you how I machine bind my quilts to look almost hand sewn. I do all my quilts this way, so by now I’ve become fairly quick at it. I still love a hand-stitched binding, but I’m more confident that my machine bound quilts can withstand lots of washings and use from my family. I always machine bind baby quilts…because we all know that baby quilts get washed all.the.time. First you’ll need to square up the edges of your quilt. Lay your fabric strips right sides together as shown, sew a diagonal seam from corner to corner, trim the corner, and repeat until all of the binding strips are sewn together into one long strip.

Sew the binding onto the quilt FRONT first. Pin the binding to a side of the quilt, matching the raw edges and leaving about a 10" tail. When you get back to where you started, stop sewing about 10" from where you started, leaving a unsewn tail. Framing Your Quilt with a Beautiful Border. A border is a strip (or strips) of fabric that frame the edges of the quilt.

Framing Your Quilt with a Beautiful Border

Your entire quilt top is usually bordered, but you can also have borders surrounding your quilt blocks or as part of the quilt block design. A quilt's borders can be wide or narrow, pieced or appliqued, or a combination of techniques. Always try to choose a border that complements rather than clashes with your blocks. For example, if you have stitched together some busy-looking blocks in bright colors, consider adding a simple border. Its simplicity will complement the complexity of your blocks. Selecting a border type Although you can have dozens of border options to think about when planning your quilt, you most likely will use one of two basic types.

The easiest and most common border style is the plain border, shown in Figure 1. Academy of Quilting - your online learning center for quilting » Academy of Quilting.