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Stars & Swirls Summer 2020 Quilt Along - #6 Border

It's Step #6 of the Stars & Swirls Summer 2020 Quilt Along and we're talking borders. A well sewn border serves as a frame for the quilt as well as a way to physically contain the pieced edges of the blocks. Print the PDF pattern for this page of the instructions. It's the same PDF as last post. I always sew the borders to the longest edges first. I vaguely remember being told this at some point. It's the way I've always done it and it works. Side borders The first step is to measure the length of the quilt carefully and in multiple spots. Get a handy helper if you can and smooth the quilt on a large flat surface. Try not to stretch it too much. Just get it as smooth as possible. Measu

Stars & Swirls Summer 2020 Quilt Along - #5 Layout

It's Step #5 of the Stars & Swirls Summer 2020 Quilt Along. I apologize for the delay in publishing this post. Let's get all these wonderful blocks put together into a completed quilt top! Print the PDF pattern for this page of the instructions. Cutting setting triangles Your instructions tell you how many squares to cut for the corner and the side setting triangles. Cut the corner triangles in half once. Cut the side setting triangles in half twice. Watch the video for some tips on cutting this huge side setting triangle. Organizing the layout of the quilt. For this step I recommend some painter's or masking tape, a permanent marker and either a rotary cutter for paper or a pair or scissors

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