For a while, I’ve been wanting to set up a resource for borders, similar to what I have for the free patterns. Because it isn’t going to be step by step, but more of a reference,this may not be real helpful for a beginner quilter but hopefully, no one will stay a beginner quilter for long.
You may find my book, 60 Pieced Quilt Borders, quite helpful in figuring out how to make a pieced border work with your quilt. Consider this blog border resourc to be an extension of the book . . of sorts. There is a link on the left sidebar for ordering the book. I am no longer selling them direct. Please ask your local quilt shop for the book or, you may order it through the link on the sidebar.
Let’s take this block for example as to how this border resource will work.
I will not give you the cutting instructions. Hopefully, you can see that there are three strips and if you want the border block to be 3″ finished, each strip needs to be 1″ finished. If you want the block to be 4-1/2″ finished, each strip needs to be 1-1/2″ finished.
Block diagrams, as shown above, will be provided, but with no cutting instructions and no measurements. You will be able to make your own borders any size that works for your quilt.
Also provided with be at least one example of the block used in a border, along with any pertinent information that I think might be helpful.
I’m currently going through some of my older designs to come up with some border ideas to share. Look for this to go up on the blog hopefully next week. I’ll do it similar to how I do free patterns. When I add a border, I’ll post it here as an individual post and that info will be added to the border resource page. A tab will be added at the menu bar at the top for ease in finding the border resource page.
Sound like this might be something you can use? I hope!