It's me again:)
You can see here that my
top is complete...
and soon yours will be too:)
Now that your inner borders are finished...
It's time for the final outside border:)
I have showed you about a bajilloion times
the fabrics that I have chosen for the borders of my quilt.
But let's talk yardage for the outside border again.
If you are using one fabric like I am...
you will need 1 1/2 yards to cut all of the squares
for the pieced scalloped border.
But as I have said...if you want it scappy...
you can easily make it scrappy and it will look something
like the outside border in my
Now that you have an idea of what
the scrappy verses one fabric looks like...
you can decide!
Both will be pieced exactly the same...easy peasy:)
Now onto the tutorial!
If you are using one fabric...
Cut 8 - 6 1/2" x Width of Fabric strips.
From each strip cut 6 - 6 1/2" squares
for a total of 48 - 6 1/2" squares.
(you will use 46)
If you are making a scrappy border...
Cut 46 - 6 1/2" squares:)
Cut 6 - 2 1/2" x Width of Fabric strips from your background fabric.
From each strip cut 16 - 2 1/2" squares
for a total of 96 - 2 1/2" squares.
(you will use 92)
These are the squares for the easy corner triangles.
Now cut 8 - 1 1/2" x Width of Fabric strips
and join together like you did for the inner borders.
From this long strip...
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 66 1/2"
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 86 1/2"
Set them aside for later:)
You will need 4 of your 6 1/2" squares for the corners.
Sew an Easy Corner Triangle onto opposite sides of all four squares.
Trim and press towards the triangles.
Set them aside for later.
Now sew easy corner triangles onto the
top 2 corners of your 42 remaining 6 1/2" squares.
You know the drill...
do I even have to say it?
(okay...trim and press towards the triangles)
Sew 12 of them together in a row like this.
Press the seams open:)
You know the drill for that too...from the inner border tutorial
so I really won't repeat it all again.
Just do it the same way!
Sew to the side of your quilt starting at the top ...
and ending at the bottom like this.
Press the seams towards the outer border.
Repeat for the other side.
Now join 9 of the 6 1/2" squares together in a row and
then sew a corner piece on each end.
Then sew one of your previously cut 1/1/2" x 66 1/2"
background strips to the top like this.
Press towards the background.
Now pin and sew it to the top of your quilt.
Make sure to line up and pin the seams right at the intersection
where the top and side of the outside borders meet
so that you will have a nice crisp corner:)
Press seams towards the outer border and
repeat process for the bottom of the quilt.
Pin and sew one of the 1 1/2" x 86 1/2" background strips
to the side of your quilt.
Press seam towards the background.
Repeat for the other side.
Give yourself a big pat on the back because
you now have your row quilt top completed:)
I'm so proud of you!!!
because tomorrow I have a
"preparing the back
scrappy binding tutorial"
Have a finishing up your row quilt top kind of day...