How to Stitch Quilt Borders
We started the borders by adding blocks to complete the range of your borders on the sides of your material. We calculated the dimensions of slashing, as well as the size of your blocks. If you haven’t done so, use the example as followed to measure your blocks.
Example: Three blocks appraising the 10-inch square, in addition to the four, terrazzo at one inch width, which adds to 34 inches?
How to create borders:
Once you finish your dimensions, insert ¼-
inch seam and leave space to each side of
your textile. The side borders should measure
up to 10 x 34, i.e. width and length. The
finishing measurement is factored into the ¼-
inch seams you inserted. You will need to take
up the spaces or seams left (later) to
complete your borders. Once you insert ¼
inch you will have created 10 ½ x 34 1/2,
which is the inches you will use to cut to fit the
borders along the side. Use the same
dimensions to cut at least two borders. The
borders will cover each side of your fabric.
Now measure the lower and upper borders.
Add your blocks together to achieve your
size. Follow the same method as outlined in
the example above. Once you achieve your
dimensions finish the width on one side of
your borders. You should have counted 10 x
43, width and length unless you are quilting a
larger or smaller quilt.
Next, insert another ¼ inch to your seams and
leave space to each side. Refer to your
measurements 10 x 43.
You will need to cut from the borders to
achieve 10 ½ x 43 ½ inch to fit the edges at
the top and bottom of your fabric.
creating a framed quilt so to speak. You may
need to trim your borders to fit.
How to trim borders:
Starting at the crown of your quilt and
working down to the middle, measure your
quilt. You wan the length dimensions. If your
dimensions are 30 ½ inches, thus round it off
to the nearest tenth, i.e. 30 to complete your
calculations: You will need to insert ¼ inch
into the seams and make room for your sides.
Next, use measuring tape, or a ruler to
measure your quilt. Measure from the
alongside and factor in the dimensions of your
borders. Now insert the ¼-inch seams to the
Once you finish your borders, you will need to
start stitching after your prep the strips of
your borders. Start by folding your strips. You
will need to fold them in half and search for
the middle, then press until your borders
crease. You can pin to mark. Now find the
middle of your sides by performing the same
action as you did above. Mark again, and then
start stitching your quilt. The center should
be aligned. The right sides should come
together, as well the crown should center.
You will need craft pins to hold your ends in
Along the length, start stitching your borders.
You will need to work the fabric as you stitch
to keep it in tact. If you are sewing on a
machine, you can place the excess over your
machine parts, which accept the input of your
fabric (Feeder dog) to align. Hold back the
shorter top layer and begin stitching slowly.
The feeder will work the layers through.
You can pull the layers at the top through to
slow the excess while allowing your feeder to
pull the layer at the lower end through. Now
connect your borders, by stitching it to your
quilt. Insert the side of your fabric and allow
your feeder to pull back the layers at the top.
Press out your borders and leave a seam to
work through the fabric border.