Hello sweet friends.
I had a friend that asked me how I sew my boarders
on. So I thought I would do a blog post about it.
Hope this helps.
The first thing that I do is measure the top and bottom of my
quilt. I always sew the top and bottom boarders on first and then
I sew the side boarders on.
In this case the top and bottom of my quilt measures
12 1/2 inches so I cut two stripes 12 1/2 inches long one for
the top boarder of my quilt and one for the bottom boarder.
( I am doing a wall hanging)
This is the trick to not having wavy boarders. You need to
measure the sides of your quilt before you cut your boarders.
When you cut your boarders and sew them on and trim the ends, this
is where the wavyness (if that is a word lol!) comes from.
When you do that it makes the boarders to big, they will have
to much fullness.
Then it is important to pin your boarder lining it up at each end.
After you have pinned your boarder on each end I lay everything
out flat and pin the center.
I start to add pins in between to hold the boarder on.
It is ok to use as may pins as you need.
Just remember to remove your pin right before you sew in
that spot so you do not run over the pin with your needle.
After you sew your boarder on it is important to set
your seems. Please PRESS do not iron, by ironing
that will also contribute to wavy boarders as well.
Then PRESS open.
Now repeat doing the same thing for the sides.
This is my end result.
Hope this help sweet friends.
Hope you have a beautiful week.