A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Please remember to SEARCH before asking a question that may have already been answered. Thanks!
Total Members: 300,961
Currently Running With Scissors:
428 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Border size  (Read 342 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
TheCraftyFaerie
« on: December 09, 2013 01:30:30 AM »

How do you determine how wide to make your borders?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
MareMare
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 19017
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013 01:50:05 AM »

A lot of times I'm adding a border to get the finished quilt to the size I want it to be. Otherwise I would probably audition some fabric and see what width looks best. If you're using a traditional layout I think a border that is around 1/3 as wide as the blocks usually looks pretty good. So, if my quilt was made out of 12 inch blocks I might try a 4 inch border.

Although lots of modern quilts don't have borders at all, and that's what I've been leanings towards. Do you have a pic of your quilt? We might be able to give some suggestions. A double or even triple  border with contrasting fabrics might be fun! A popular pattern from Quilts for Kids uses a small border of 1 1/2 inch wide and then another border of 3 1/2 inch wide. It frames it nicely! (Baby/child size quilt)
http://www.quiltsforkids.org/media/uploads/2013/04/25/files/A__Four_Patch_Quilt.pdf
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 8/27

~Calling all Quilters! It's time to join the 2014 Quiltalong!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Create 1940s Style Katy Perry-Inspired Hair
How to Get Easy Hairstyles For Spring
Get The Tousled Look With TRESemme
Prive Salon Shows You How to Do a Beautiful Braid With Ribbons
Natural Hair Mask with Olive Oil
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Chalkboard Wine Glasses
Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain
Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.