Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome back to the “Black & White Delight” Quilt-Along. If you’re just joining us, you may want to have a look at the “Welcome” post to help you catch up.
- 10 strips of Fabric D for Border #3
- Sewing machine (obviously!)
- Thread, of course
- Iron & ironing board
- Scissors for snipping thread
- Rotary cutter & mat
- Ruler for cutting
- Tape measure
- Beverage & snack(s) for hydration and energy!
This week we’ll add the final border to the “Black & White Delight” quilt top, just like we did in the first “I’ve Been Framed” post.
Place your quilt top on a large flat surface, like a big bed, large table or on the (clean) floor. Begin by measuring the length of the quilt at the left, right, and center. Add these three numbers together and then divide by three. This is your average length.
You’ll need to create two border pieces that are the average length by sewing Fabric D strips together. Measure carefully, and then cut two pieces that are the length that you need.
Sew the side borders to the right and left sides of your quilt. I usually use some pins to distribute any ease that’s needed along the sides of the quilt. After sewing, press the borders toward the outside.
Now measure the width of the quilt top at the top, center, and bottom of the quilt. Find the average width, and then sew Fabric D strips together to make two pieces that are equal to the average width. Sew these pieces to the top and bottom of your quilt. Press the borders toward the outside edges.
We’d love to see your project! Please share a photo on Instagram with this hashtag:
Next week we’ll celebrate, because the quilt top is finished! Until then, may your stitches be straight, your bobbins full, and your seam ripper languishing in the sewing basket.