Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Bee in my Bonnet Row Along - Another Tutorial!!!...Inner Stop Border...

Good morning cute people! 
Today is inner stop border day...
tomorrow will be outside border day:)

I love to put a stop border in most of my quilts.
I think it's a nice addition between the 
inside center of the quilt and the outside borders...
and it's a great way to add a nice contrasting color to the outside border.

I am using white and aqua:)

Cut the selvedge off the ends.

Join all of the white strips together on the diagonal 
so that you have one long strip.
Press all of the seams open for less bulk.

Repeat for the print.
If you need a reminder on how to do this...
to go back to my detailed tutorial on sashings from row 2.

The long strip of your print...
one goes on the top of the quilt and one goes on the bottom.
Set remaining aside for later.

Fold the strips in half to find the center
 and do a quick press there with your iron 
to make a crease so that you always know where the center is.
Find the top center of your quilt and crease the same way.
Match up the center creases and pin.
(with right sides together)

Now pin the ends...

And then pin in-between...
using as many pins as you need for easing in to make it fit.

After pinning...sew across the top.

Repeat for the bottom with the remaining strip.

Press the seams towards the print.

Now for the sides.
From BOTH the background and the print 
long strips that you have joined...
Pin and sew the print strips 
to the background strips like this.

***From the remaining white strip...
Cut 2 long strips and set aside for later.

Press the strips that you have just 
sewn together towards the print. 
Now you are ready to sew one to each side of the quilt.

begin by finding the centers..
pressing a crease and
pinning from the center out.

***Make sure that your PRINT goes on the 
outside of your quilt when pinning!!!
So that when you sew and flip it out to press...

the WHITE will be on the outside:)
Sew both combined strips to the sides of
 your quilt like this...
and press towards the print.

Now sew your background strips
that you set aside... 
to the top and the bottom of your quilt.
Press towards the background.

Now your quilt is ready for the
pieced outside border!

As I said before...
I will be using one fabric for mine.
You can use one fabric too... or make it scrappy.
I'll show you all about it tomorrow!!!

Have a quilty kind of day...

***(edit)July 18
The Row Along is over now and the pattern is now in my new book along with somw new blocks and 10 "spin off" projects from the quilt.
to reserve your copy!


Paat said...

Ohh, so PERFECT! Congratulation and thank you wery much!

simplestitches said...

your quilt is lovely...I think I may have to make one of these...now to find the time

Fiona said...

Absolutely smitten by this quilt, I will be making it when everyone else has long finished. I will have to have a row of bees on the front too. Thank you for inspiring me to start doing patchwork again. Can't wait to see it finished! Fiona

Jacqueline said...

This is sooooooooo cute.

Cori said...

I am almost done . I have a couple of rows to do. I love the bee and the borders. Thank you so much

KaHolly said...

To put it aimply, I am enamoured with your row quilt. I am looking forward to returning home after a long winter away, where I will be once again surrounded by my own stash, and can finish mine! This has been the most delightful quilt-along! ~karen

~Diana said...

This probably sounds crazy but...this would make a really cute shower curtain! Someday I will try some of these blocks! Fun and bright, well done!

Libby said...

Thanks so much ~ This is going to be another one of my favorites~

barncat (Lisa) said...

Yours looks perfect! I've decided to wait to see what your next border looks like, my supply of fabric I've been using is getting dangerously low.

CeLynn said...

It just keeps getting better all the time! I need to decide what fabric to use for the small border now.

Unknown said...

Is there some place where someone like me who is really late could start a row along quilt like you just made? Are the instructions listed some where one your blog in one place, or am I just too late? Your quilt is just too cute by the way.

Anonymous said...

I just have to say how much I love your blog. Your tutorials are so complete and seem so easy for a newbie like me to do. Thank you so much!!!

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