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 Border Instructions 

APPLYING BORDERS

After the body of the quilt has been pieced, gently press before adding borders. The logical place to measure the finished top is along its outside edges, and this is a useful measurement. However, measurements should be taken across the center in two or three places for both the width and length. If these measurements are different from that of the outer edge, accidental stretching has occurred. To keep the finished quilt as straight and square as possible, you must measure the centers.

To make a border with straight-cut corners:

Determine the length of the quilt border by averaging the distance of two or three center measurements (see Fig. 1). Cut two borders that length and pin them to opposite sides of the quilt matching ends and centers and easing in the fullness. Sew and press.

Determine the width of the quilt border by averaging the distance of two or three center measurements (see Fig. 2). Cut these borders that length and pin - easing in the fullness. Sew and press.

 

Mitered Borders and Prairie Points
You can Download a pdf file with instructions for Mitered borders and other helpful hints.  Also a section on Prairie Points.
Border Instructions
You can download a pdf file with instructions on applying borders to your quilt.
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The Quilters Station, Inc.
Where Quilts Get Finished!™
Est 1999


8401 Live Oak Rd
Harrisburg, NC 28075
Phone: 704-455-5236
Cell:  704-737-5596
Email: thequiltersstation@yahoo.com

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Please Note: that my Shipping address has changed. See order form for shipping address.
my phycical address has remained the same but the shipping address is now a commerical address and more secure.