Posts tagged: "quilt borders"

  1. Miss Rosie’s trick for a perfect pieced-border fit 👍🏻

    Posted by on August 20, 2018

    Carrie Nelson—a.k.a. the clever and talented designer behind Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company—does amazing things with pieced borders. Cracked Pots from Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites—this quilt features three pieced borders surrounding a center of Courthouse Steps blocks A pieced border is like a picture frame: it adds structure, balance, and beauty to the main attraction. When […]

  2. Put an end to UFOs with quilt-finishing smarts (tutorial + giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 26, 2015

    It’s an ongoing conundrum for quilters: why do we let our UFOs (or WIPs, or whatever you might call your unfinished quilts) pile up? If you’re like many quilters, the reason is this: the techniques you currently rely on to finish your quilts aren’t efficient or easy—and that can make finishing quilts feel more frustrating […]

  3. How to sew borders on quilts: free how-to download

    Posted by on October 14, 2014

    Some of my quilting friends think I’m a little odd because I love to put the binding on a quilt but absolutely HATE adding the borders. Isn’t that a little backward, they’ll ask? I’ll even offer to trade—I’ll sew the binding on someone’s quilt, including the hand stitching, if they’ll do my borders.  Maybe you […]

  4. Beyond basic borders, day 3: design your own! (+ sale)

    Posted by on July 2, 2014

    Today we wrap up this week’s posts about fun quilt-border ideas. We’ve covered both pieced quilt borders and appliqué quilt borders. You might be asking, “What other kinds of borders are there?” There IS one more kind of quilt border to explore: The kind of borders you design yourself! Every quilt is unique, as is […]

  5. Beyond basic borders, day 2: appliqué quilt borders (+ sale)

    Posted by on July 1, 2014

    Ready for more quilt-border ideas? Yesterday we showed you how pieced borders can beautifully frame your quilt tops. Today, let’s talk appliqué quilt borders. But wait—this surprising technique is probably not the kind of appliqué you’re used to seeing in borders! Pie, anyone? Depending on your collection of large-scale fabrics, you can create whimsical, sophisticated, […]

  6. Beyond basic borders, day 1: pieced quilt borders (+ sale)

    Posted by on June 30, 2014

    You’ve spent hours, weeks, months (years?) on a quilt. You’ve lovingly selected colors, carefully contemplated fabrics, and cut, pieced, and appliquéd to the best of your ability. It’s official: the center of your quilt is finally done! Now, what about a border? Think of a border as a picture frame: it adds structure, balance, and […]