Sunday, November 16, 2008


Even the best quilters have quilts that are a little off especially when working with multiple pieced blocks. I follow this rule religiously. When it comes time to sew on the borders, no matter how uneven the quilt may be remember this mantra: MEASURE THROUGH THE CENTER ONLY. DO NOT STRETCH! Forget about all the other measurements. Don't believe me, try it!

Problem: The quilt top is slightly longer than the border.
Solution: Sew with the quilt top on the bottom, when you put it through the sewing machine. Your sewing machine’s feed dogs will help resolve the problem by easing in the excess fabric.

Problem: The borders are slightly longer than the quilt top.
Solution: Sew the border on with the border fabric next to feed dogs underneath the quilt.