Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Zig Zag Quilt has its Border

Tonight the Champagne quilters met to see if we could get the border on that zig zag quilt.

Before cutting those triangles off, I decided to sew the borders on and then cut. That way, I didn't have to worry about bias edges and ripples.

I sewed the opposite ends first and then the sides.

I didn't want to guess at where to sew. I lined up a ruler and drew a line in pencil. This was where I lined up the edge of the border fabric and sewed a quarter of an inch away.

I sewed while Marg ironed.

This is the final product. Since we wanted 4 quilt tops done before we started quilting, Marg came across some pre-printed fabric in pink. I just had to trim the edges and so next week, we will be quilting on two frames and so, two baby quilts will be worked on at one time.

Marg didn't want the off cuts to go to waste so she started playing with them. New blocks for a future quilt? Perhaps.

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  1. Well that's a good idea, to stitch the border before cutting. Well done!

  2. Very smart to do the border before cutting. I like the idea of using the cuts - could make a nice bold quilt.

  3. When I think I know it all, there s again a new way to solve things(-:
    Great quilt!

  4. It looks very nice, and should with the care you and the Champagne Ladies take in your work. Those orphan blocks look kind of cute.

  5. Such a bright and cheery baby quilt! Adding the borders before trimming the edges was a great idea to avoid dealing with the bias edges.

  6. So clever about dealing with those bias edges! Sweet quilt!

  7. You ladies are pretty smart and will have such precious quilts when done!

  8. It's a good idea to stitch the border before cutting. I am always too much in a hurry to cut and had some problems with this. Your quilt is very nice!


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