If you have your quilt top layout finished and your looking for ideas for the border here is how I pieced mine…I made the border for my sampler quilt using a wedge ruler. I absolutely love how this border came out, but I want to caution you that there will be some ‘left over’ wedges when you use this tutorial so please read through this post before deciding if this method is right for you.
STEP 1 ~I used an 8″ ez Dresden ruler to cut wedges from various fabric scraps that are 8″ in height x random width.
place ruler along bottom edge and cut first wedge
rotate wedge ruler 180 degrees to make second cut
continue to rotate wedge ruler 180 degrees after each cut until you have the desired number of wedges
STEP 2 ~ Piece together a background fabric piece (5.25″ height) to a colored fabric scrap (3.25″ height).
sew together ~ 1/4″ seam allowance
Cut wedges in same manner as step 1 using pieced unit.
pieced unit will be 8″ in height x random width
STEP 3 ~Piece together wedges.
arrange wedges (alternating one solid and one pieced) in pleasing order.
Step 4 ~For each of the 4 border units, press under the short end 1/4″.
Step 5 ~Pin 2 border units on long sides of quilt and sew in place using 1/4″ seam allowance.Pin border units on short sides of quilt and sew in place using 1/4″ seam allowance.
Step 6 ~For each corner sew together 4 wedges (with white points) and slide units behind quilt top corners.