I thought I would share a few thoughts about borders, and the top I just finished. Borders used to be my kryptonite. I could procrastinate forever adding the borders. Someone, I forget who, shared using the longarm frame to measure borders with the quilt. I hang it over the outer bar and lay the borders on top, making sure I smooth it and not stretch it. My undying gratitude to whomever mentioned that tip. It was especially important during my back issues.
|I had to turn a couple squares to get it right|
I like to find the middle of both the borders and the quilt and pin there. I will pin the end of the border once I reach the middle. otherwise, I don't pin. I use my hand to hold things in place. And I run my machine at full speed once I have everything measured and anchored. Now, I like doing borders and can get them done with very little effort.
you can read about the fabric and kit and start of the quilt here.
And now, it will live for awhile with it's friends in the "to be quilted" closet.
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