Narrow Quilted Borders? Not a problem!
Quilting is not an exact science. I’ve found new, and been able to refine old, techniques in many of the quilt classes that I’ve taken over the years.. I feel that if I come back with at least one new technique or a better way to accomplish something in addition to a quilt, the class is a success.
And it happened again in the Over the Moon class I just took. Instructor, Perri Kentner, showed us how to easily insert a quarter-inch border between the inside and outside borders of the quilt.. Normally I would cut a 3/4″ strip to do this kind of border. Certainly easy enough, but if the fabric slips ever so slightly the mistake becomes very noticeable. She demonstrated a very easy way to solve this problem.
Cut a 1″ strip and sew it to the inner border with a quarter-inch seam.
Then guide the left edge of the foot along the seam line to attach the outer border. I decided to trim the seam to 1/4″ to eliminate the excess bulk; The results are a perfect accent border! Next problem – How to quilt this quilt. There are a lot of open spaces that call for some creative quilting. The top is now on my design wall and a group of us are getting together tomorrow at my house for a Sew Day – I’m hoping they have some good suggestions.There is always time to quilt!