Achieve Flat, Smooth Borders Every Time!
Do you find yourself rushing through the borders just to have a quilt top done? Don’t. After all the time you’ve put into creating the top, it pays to spend a little extra time to achieve flat, smooth borders.
Sherri, from A Quilting Life, has written an excellent article about borders. She provides many tips to help you get precise borders that fit and lay perfectly without waving.
Start with the length and measure each end and across the middle. Average the three numbers to determine how long to cut the side borders. Attach the strips, then repeat the process for the borders along the short ends.
Sherri also covers how to attach the borders and press them, and then goes on to discuss fabric selection for borders (what do you want to emphasize?).
While this may all sound like what you already know, there are many unexpected tips in this article, even for experienced quilters.
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