How wide should my quilt border be?

How wide should my border be?

Whichever you choose, make your borders wide enough. A narrow border along a boundary is useless, unless you just want to grow climbing plants. … It is better to have fewer planting areas, but make them bigger. One metre wide is really a minimum, two metres better.

Should quilt borders be cut on the bias?

Many quilters add borders by cutting long lengths of fabric, sewing them on and then cutting off the excess. … Fabric is the most unstable cut on the bias; any cut on the diagonal can easily be stretched and distorted. Whenever possible, cut border fabric from the lenthwise grain of the fabric.

Should quilt borders be light or dark?

Every quilt needs something different. A quilt may need an inner border to be the darker frame, a middle border to add some sparkle or a pop of color, and an outer border to complete the quilt. Or maybe the inner and outer border could be the same fabric as the background of the blocks and the dark (or light!)

Should I square up my quilt before adding borders?

Once your piece is quilted, you need to make the edges even and square before adding your binding. It is easier and more accurate to trim the quilt sandwich if the three layers are sewn together at the edge. Otherwise, the bottom layer can shift and you end up with edges that are not the same.

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