How wide should Sashing be in a quilt?
Quilt sashings can be narrow or wide, ranging in any width desired from 1” finished (or even smaller for mini quilts) to several inches in width. Sashings should generally be proportional to the size of the blocks — you can effectively use a wider sashing with bigger blocks.
How wide should a stop border be?
Borders should be in proportion to the size of the finished quilt. As a general rule of thumb, a small wall hanging should have a border of less than 6″ while a king-size quilt can handle a 12″ to 14″ border. Borders that are too wide diminish the quilt center design.
What size is a lap quilt?
While sizes may vary, most lap quilts measure between 36 inches and 48 inches along each side. A 36-by-48-inch rectangle is a standard lap quilt size, as is a 36-by-36-inch square.
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!)
How do you pick a border color for a quilt?
Another way to choose colors for a pieced + solid border is to choose a number of colors you love for the pieced portion of the border. Then choose a dark color or black for the solid sections. To make this work, pieces from the pieced section of the border should be used within the quilt.