As a longarm quilter, the thing I hate most are wavy borders. I never understand why people don’t take a bit of extra time, measure the borders, pin them and make them fit correctly instead of just slapping the strips down, sewing and hoping for the best.
Well . . guess what I did? When I was at mom’s I was working on the Quilt for an Hour top for July. It has several borders. I didn’t take my BIG cutting board and I was sewing on a Featherweight on a plastic folding table. Let’s see .. are there any more excuses I can give for my lack of diligence in applying my borders correctly?
Today I found a fabric in my stash that I could use for the backing, got that loaded. Began loading the top and wait just a minute! These borders aren’t right. They were worse than not right . . they were awful. I’ve just spent the last 5 (FIVE!) hours removing borders, measuring and re-attaching borders. I cut over 3″ off the outer border. What a mess!
They’re all fixed now and I’ll get it quilted tomorrow and post a picture of it for you all to see.