Can’t you just see the moon rising over the hill with this delightful design? Triangles and Square are fun to join and to see where you imagination takes you
Beyond Basic Borders is a new series of how to elevate the quilting border to the next level. Whether you use the leftover fabric from your quilt top, or introduce some new colours, this is going to be fun!
To begin with, we will base the borders on using your GO! Qube Mix & Match sets although we will transition into other dies. Experimenting with colours and layouts, we will show you how simple design changes can alter the appearance of the block.
Finished width size borders:
- 4” Qube – 2” Finished Border
- 6” Qube – 3” Finished Border
- 8” Qube – 4” Finished Border
- 9” Qube – 4 ½” Finished Border
- 10” Qube – 5” Finished Border
- 12” Qube – 6” Finished Border
The length will depend on your quilt top.
- AccuQuilt GO! Big or GO! Fabric Cutter
- Shape 2 from any GO! Mix & Match Qube
- Shape 3 from any GO! Mix & Match Qube
- Shape 5 from any GO! Mix & Match Qube
Pressing seams to one side or open is another discussion within itself, although the two general thoughts are:
Open Seamsallow for a smoother flatter quilt top, which doesn’t allow fabric colour to appear through your quilt top.
Side Seam Pressing is faster, and the seam is usually pressed towards the darkest colour. It makes it easier when you want to ‘nest’ seams in place, giving a clean seam intersection.
My suggestion – try both and see what works for you! There are no Quilt Police here.
Sewing Instructions:All seams are ¼” unless otherwise specified.
- Sew one small HST onto each side of the Square as shown. Press.
- Sew this unit onto the large HST as shown. Press
Adding different colours, in different sequences can totally change the look and appearance of the design. Below is the original two-colour design, which is stylish, although you can see, adding more colours can change the appearance. Scrappy happy also works well, although, adding a base colour can add stability to the border.Original Design: Rotating Blocks: Adding 1 Extra Colour:
This is just a few ideas, on how to use this simple block.
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