Border for Double Wedding Ring Quilt

by Loretta
(Michigan)

I am in the process of making Judy Niemeyer's Gemstar wedding ring quilt and want to add straight borders to the scalloped edge.

I don't want to applique the border.

I'm having trouble with this & ruined some fabric in the process.

I have googled & checked YouTube as well & can't find any instructions.

Can you help me?

Thank you.

Loretta

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Oct 27, 2018
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Wedding ring border
by: Barbara

Thanks Rebecca, I've tried all afternoon to find a template for a square border. I'm going to give your idea a try!

Feb 05, 2018
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How to put border on double wedding ring Quilt
by: Anonymous

Read the instructions previous and I don't understand how that works.

Jan 28, 2018
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Border for wedding ring quilt
by: Loretta

Thank you Rebecca. What a quick response-Wow!

I tried your technique on a practice piece & it worked beautifully. I did, however, use an iron-on stabilizer for my border piece as it is a rayon blends batik & it didn't lay quite as flat as I wanted. The stabilizer did the trick & voila, a beautiful result. Thanks again!

Jan 28, 2018
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Difficult Task
by: Rebecca

Thank you for your question, Loretta!

I can’t wait to see what other quilters would do.

Personally… I would cheat!
Let me explain.

First, I would cut a very wide border.
Preferably big enough to take in the dip and be the finial border. (Or this could be done with fabric to take in the dip and a second piece to be the actual border.)

Second, fold the fabric of the scalloped edges around to touch the wrong side of the fabric. Pin it in place.

Third, place the border fabric with the right side toughing wrong side, making sure the fabric covers the dip and overlaps at least ¼". Pin this in place.

Forth, either hand stitch the fabrics together or machine stitch (slowly).

Lastly, trim away the excess fabric by hand and voilà, the task is complete!

Does anyone else have a different plan to that they would use to complete this mission?

Rebecca

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