How to Make a Quilt Border: Cutting and Measuring

Diane Harris
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Diane Harris talks about the problematic process of measuring and cutting borders. She teaches you a method that is fast, easy, and accurate, especially on large quilts. As an added benefit, it will help your quilt hang flat without wobbling borders.

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13 Responses to “How to Make a Quilt Border: Cutting and Measuring”

  1. April

    I loved this video. I actually used this process today and it worked wonderfully.

  2. Miss Papa

    You have such a smooth and calming voice. Thank you for easy to understand directions. Beautiful fabrics in the quilt! I've never thought to use different color borders on sides or top/bottom--very pretty!

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  4. Jan

    Why not attach border to quilt and trim at the end? Much faster without a need for a center.

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  6. Cindy Mizer

    I learned some good things, but when the instructor put the border pieces across the quilt to cut, the border pieces were crooked in relation to the top/bottom. She did it with both top/bottom borders and sides.

  7. Sandra Chavez

    I noticed that when you laid your strip down the center of the quilt, it did not lay "straight" accross the blocks (one end is higher on the reference block than the other by about 1-2") - does this make a difference?

  8. Vickie

    There are times when my quilt measured longer from side to side on the top than from side to side in the middle of the quilt. How do I fix that?

  9. Ruth H

    Why bias seams on the border? As a long arm quilter, I find they are very problematic. They stretch and make the border ripple or wave. If there is concern about seeing a straight seam line, once quilted the line becomes unnoticeable. Your thoughts please?

  10. Julia

    The presenter should use good safety practices and close!!! The rotary cutter each time she cuts.

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