Pieced Borders for Any Quilt
Join Craftsy favorite Winnie Fleming as she shares smart methods for constructing custom-fit borders from basic and complex units alike. Find out how to fit any quilt with simple math and flexible floater borders, and learn timesaving tips for incorporating faux borders that look just as good as the real thing,
Winnie Fleming is an award-winning quilter who has been honing her craft for more than 30 years, as well as quilting and judging for over 25 years. Winnie enjoys running multiple programs every year for guilds and quilting retreats. She is also the author of "Simple Blocks Make Sensational Quilts." A native Texan, Winnie lives in Houston with her husband.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Winnie Fleming starts class by showing how custom pieced borders can be a beautiful extension of your quilt. Then follow along for some smart strategies that let you try on designs before committing to them. You'll also learn the importance of testing your seam allowances; accuracy is critical for successful pieced borders.
Discover an easy method for calculating the number of units you need to assemble your border, whether it's square or rectangular. When you're ready, Winnie helps you determine the yardage you'll need.
Ever wanted to piece a flying geese border? Winnie shares all the steps and a nifty shortcut to create half square triangles from larger pieces. As you move on to a Squares on Point border unit, you'll discover how to calculate the units and assemble them. Winnie ends with a method that uses paper to achieve accurate quarter square triangles and modified sawtooth units.
Find out how to make a floater border: a plain border that acts as a spacer between your quilt top and pieced border. Then apply it with either blunt edges or a mitered corner. You can say goodbye to complicated math: this method makes measuring much simpler!
Ready to go beyond the basics? Winnie guides you step by step through a Delectable Mountain border unit and helps you plan double borders.
You don't have to have a border to get the look of one! Discover how modifying setting triangles can create a border effect when setting blocks on point. Then add some scrappy style to that top by using pieced scraps to extend a row of blocks. And learn how to use half blocks to finish your quilt design.