Tuesday, November 10, 2020
I often see quilts that have borders that do not lay flat. This can happen by sewing on a border without first measuring the correct length.
Here I will show you how I remove the extra fabric, and then finish the quilt so it will lay flat & square.
If you haven't applied the borders yet, and want to see how to apply the correctly the first time, just scroll down a bit.
Here you can see how the body of the quilt is nice & flat, but the borders look wavy. Laying your quilt out on a flat area will give you a good idea of how flat your borders are looking.
This picture shows how much extra fabric needs to be removed. Cut these two borders at the same size as the body of the quilt.
Now take these trimmed borders, and pin them to the body of the quilt. Use plenty of pins if needed. Sew these back on, easing in either the body of the quilt or the borders so they match up with each other at each end.
Keep repeating this same process for as many borders as you need to add.
Here you can see the fixed quilt, the quilt is square and the borders lay nice & flat.