img_0806-002The border is the last strip of fabric that you sew around the entire perimeter of the quilt (not to be confused with the binding).  You usually choose the width relative to the thickness of your mattress as it is often added to cover that specific area.

The common mistake at this stage is to cut the border to the length that is written on the pattern rather than checking the actual length of your quilt on hand.  And this is why this process is step 8 in the 12 steps to successful quilt making! Continue reading “STEP 8: ADDING BORDERS”