Today I am going to show you how I stitched out this border on one of my quilts! I love texture! And this border gives texture…
1. First I need to figure out how many triangles to make and mark them. I used the good old adding machine tape trick! First I pinned the adding machine tape to the edge of the corner I wanted to start the pattern on. Then I pinned the adding machine to the opposite corner and cut it off square with that corner.
2. Now I folded up the tape, starting by folding it in half, folding it in half again, and continuing till it seemed to be the right size. This gives me an even number which is important.
4. Now I marked a mark right on the edge of the pieced border at every fold mark in the paper. I am using my favourite pen, a water soluable marker from Heirloom. https://qfth.ca/products/heirloom-air-erasable-marker
5. Now I need to mark the opposite side of the border. I measured the distance between marks on the first side, in this case 4″. Half of that is 2″, so I need to mark the other side 2″ from each mark of the first side. I lined up a ruler level with the pieced border and lined up the 2″ mark on the previous marking. I marked each segment like this all the way across the border.
8. Now I stitched back filling the outside row of triangles, again with 1/4″ spaced lines this time parallel to the right edge of the triangles. This makes lines going a different direction than thenfirst row of triangles and gives an amazing texture!
As an aside, I am flying off to Savanna Georgia this am, on my way to QuiltCon! So excited!