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luckyscraper Send a Message
St Johns MI
What is the purpose of a folded border. The pattern I just did called for it. But I did'nt do it. But I made enough blocks to make another wallhanging and I thought I would try it. But what is the diffence?

The pattern calls for 1 1/4" and then fold in half. Then sew the border on with raw edges even, won't that fold cover some of the blocks?

Thanks Teri
1/9/2008 6:48:33 AM
sewbug Send a Message
Right Here
This sounds like binding instructions. I've never folded border fabric before.
1/9/2008 6:55:51 AM
luckyscraper Send a Message
St Johns MI
There is also another border I think 6" that is added to the folded border. The first one I did I think I added a 1" border then the 6" border and it looked good. Does the yellow brick road pattern calls for a folded border? It seem like I have seen it before but I have not done it.
1/9/2008 7:14:18 AM
Some of the QIAD books have folded borders in them. If you aren't careful about what you use it on, a folded border can cover the edges of the pattern, such as the Gadabout quilt from the Still Stripping book(I used one on mine, after I got done I was wishing I'd just added a thin border instead). It makes a good dimentional frame for your quilt though. I'm going to use one on my churn dash quilt, but it has a thin border in the green I used for setting triangles, so it won't cover the blocks. If the pattern calls for one, then you should be ok adding one.

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1/9/2008 7:23:35 AM
Evie Send a Message
Here is a picture of SewSew's Round Robin from last spring. It has a gold folded border next to last. If a folded border doesn't add to the quilt, then don't do it. But, like this one, I think it adds a little extra. Makes the last border look more like a picture frame.

1/9/2008 9:11:20 AM
MAWmum Send a Message
CArin in UT
A folded boarder is usally in just to add a pop of color to break up between the quilt and the boarder, I agree if the pattern calls for one you should be okay adding it but you don't have to.
1/9/2008 10:28:11 AM
knitnoid Send a Message
Kansas City
I used this technique on a quilt I have partcially assembled. When I joined the blocks togetehr there was simply too much of the framing fabric (this quilt was designed on the fly), so the little bit of color helped separate the blocks.

If you are planning on sending the top out to be quilted, check with your machine quilter before adding a folder border. I seem to remember a blog/website where the machine quilter said working around a folded border was a pain. Naturally, I can't find the site now.
1/9/2008 2:40:30 PM
heathermarie Send a Message
broken arrow, ok
I used the folded border in the Dresden Plate Christmas Wreath from El's Egg Money Quilts. I loved it. It brought out lot's of color. I will definitely use it again for other projects.
1/11/2008 9:51:32 AM
JudyWoo Send a Message
I love the looks of the narrow band of gold! But is the folded border hard to do? If there is a site that has the directions or a book or something, I sure would be interested. :)
1/11/2008 3:53:56 PM
Evie Send a Message
JudyWoo - What Quilt In A Day books do you have? I know that Egg Money Quilts has the instructions in the special project under Dresden Plate.

It's basically a 1 1/4" strip pressed wrong sides together. You place the raw edges of the strip to the raw edge of the block and the fold goes towards the center of the block. You then stitch 1/8 inch to hold it in place so that when you place the next border on, the stitching won't show. I do the sides first, then top and bottom. You don't miter these corners. If I can find a picture of my last Round Robin I'll show you.

I'm off doing a search now. :^)
1/11/2008 6:16:47 PM
Evie Send a Message
Okay, found it. Look closely and you will see how the raw edges are lined up and a narrow stitch to hold it in place. If you have any more questions, please ask, that's how we learn.

1/11/2008 6:27:08 PM
JudyWoo Send a Message
I have several of Eleanor's books, but I don't have the Egg Money book ... but I'll get it. Your explanation and beautiful piece really helped. Love your round robin piece. :)
1/11/2008 11:31:07 PM
Judy, do you have the still stripping book? I believe it has the directions for it in there also.
1/12/2008 7:05:27 AM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
this quilt has a small red folded border, it is kind of a frame around the center separating the middle from the big boarder.... If I had to do it over again I would have made it a tad bigger....hope you can see it


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1/12/2008 8:52:55 AM
CindyB Send a Message
I also did a folded border on Leetac's Round Robin for the same swap... I was the last person to do her border, and I wanted to frame the inside borders and the medallion in the middle, so I used the folded border in black tone-on-tone, with regular borders of tone-on-tone white and plum on the outside. :) Hope that helps.
1/15/2008 1:14:02 PM
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