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.
STEP 2 ~ Piece together a background fabric piece (5.25″ height) to a colored fabric scrap (3.25″ height).
Cut wedges in same manner as step 1 using pieced unit.
STEP 3 ~ Piece together wedges.
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.
Center and slipstitch corner unit to borders.
Find the Scrap Happy Sampler Quilt Pattern
with finishing scrappy border instructions
Playing Catch Up? ~
- Complete the block patterns √
- Assemble/Sew using block layout √
- Add a quilt border √
- Make a quilt sandwich √
- Next steps are hand quilting √
- Making bias binding √
- Attaching the binding
- And finishing with a label
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ps ~ those extra wedges are going into the next scrappy project!
If you want to see more of this quilt, here are all the