Borders & Finishing Touches 2

Overview

Making borders that fit your quilts is easy with the step-by-step techniques in this sequel. Whether borders are used to make a quilt larger or to add a design element, the author gives us a variety of designs and techniques to make each quilt special. Contains different styles of borders, from traditional pieced to elegant applique, that can be stitched by hand or machine. No more guessing games - learn the author's method of folding paper to make a template for sizing border elements, from simple squares to ...
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Overview

Making borders that fit your quilts is easy with the step-by-step techniques in this sequel. Whether borders are used to make a quilt larger or to add a design element, the author gives us a variety of designs and techniques to make each quilt special. Contains different styles of borders, from traditional pieced to elegant applique, that can be stitched by hand or machine. No more guessing games - learn the author's method of folding paper to make a template for sizing border elements, from simple squares to beautiful swags, that fit the edge of the quilt. A variety of finishing touches, ranging from simple piping to double and triple layers of piping, shell scallops, multiple types of prairie points, and shark's teeth, can take a quilt from ordinary to be a top prize winner.The Quilt Primer chapter includes step-by-step photographs to follow for stitching perfect mitered borders every time! The chapter on binding takes the mystery out of making and applying binding for a sturdy edge treatment. The author, a master at simplifying techniques, shares many of her favorite tips.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574328912
  • Publisher: Collector Books
  • Publication date: 10/15/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie Browning is Executive Show Director for the American Quilter's Society. She is an author, teacher, and certified judge.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4
The Border Primer 5
Making Borders Fit 5
Folded-Paper Template
Border Designs 8
No Border
Changing Color and Value
Single Bands
Butted Bands
Geometric Designs
Squares
Multiple Bands
Spaced Squares
Rectangles
Divided Squares
Triangles
Pieced Blocks
Stretching Design into Border
Appliqued Borders
Striped Borders
Corner Treatments 16
Stitching Corners
Corner Squares
Faux Mitered Corners
Mitered Corners
Sewing Borders to the Quilt 18
Marking the Miters
Sewing the Miters
Special Corners 20
Shaped Corners
Split Corners
Bias-Cut Borders 21
Braided Borders 23
Finishing Touches 24
Adding Piping 24
Making Piping Strips
Flat Piping
Corded Piping
Stitching Piping
Decorative Piping
Piped Binding
Double Piping
More Decorative Ideas 27
Rickrack
Couching
Shell-Scalloped Piping
Edge Treatments 28
Prairie Points 28
Rectangle Fold
Two-color Rectangle Fold
Piped Prairie Points
Triangle Fold
Sewing Points to Quilt
Continuous-Band Points
More Edges 32
Scalloped Edges
Scallops from Circles
Scallops from Strips
Dogtooth Edges
Shark's Teeth
All About Bindings 37
Edges without Binding 37
Stitch and Turn
Front to Back
Back to Front
Turning Both Edges
Edges with Binding 37
Straight of Grain or Bias?
Straight-Grain Binding
Bias Binding
Trimming the Edges
Measuring the Quilt
Sewing the Binding
Joining the Ends
Squared-Corner Binding
Binding Irregular Edges
Hong Kong Edge
Novelty Edge Treeatment 47
Fuzzy Raw Edges
Fluffy Binding
Couched Cord or Yarn Edge
Raw-Edge Fused Binding
Heavy Metal Edge
Two-sided Binding
Label Your Quilt
Keep Your Sense of Humor
"Bind for Glory"
Border Patterns 52
The Glistening Rose Garden
Long May She Wave - Over Land, Over Sea
Whacky Nine-Patches
Windmill - Twisted Log Cabin
Whig Rose
Keeping Autumn with Me
Spice of Life
My Turkish Garden
94 Yards of Lace
Merdie's Poppies
More Border Designs 96
Tulip
Dahlia
Posy Ribbon Swag
Lacey S
Faux Feathers
Aussie Leaves
Ivy Vine
Regal Rose Swag
Borders Are Not Just for Quilts 107
Split Half-square Border for Sheets & Pillowcases
Pillow with Peek-A-Boo Appliqued Border
Decorative Sleeve
Lesson Plans for Instructors 110
About the Author 111
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