Beginnings Quilt Along Rows and Borders

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Hi Everyone,

Here it is the final post in the QAL. I told you we would have the top done before the end of October :)

I am just going to dive right in here:

The Beginnings QAL



Rows and Borders (Final size 44” by 52”)

Printable PDF

Cut (after your rows are sewn together):

2 - 2 ½” by measurement of your quilt length approximately 40 ½” Inside Border fabric
2 - 2 ½ by measurement of your quilt width plus 4 ½” approximately 36½” Inside Border fabric
2 – 4 ½” by measurement of your quilt length plus borders plus ½” approximately 44 ½” Outside Border fabric (this might have to be pieced if your fabric isn’t at least 45” wide)
2 – 4 ½” by measurement of your quilt width plus borders plus ½” approximately 44 ½” Outside Border fabric (this might have to be pieced if your fabric isn’t at least 45” wide)
** all seams are ¼”


Instructions:


1. Sew your blocks together into rows matching and pinning any seams that occur at the same place. As shown by the red arrow. Do the same on the second row.  Press the top row to the right and the second row to the left.



2. Sew your rows together matching and pinning any seams that occur at the same place. As shown by the red arrows.


3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the bottom two rows


4. Sew the rows together by first finding the center of the 9-Patch and Friendship star row and pinning it to the center of the top two rows unit. Then pin each end. Then pin half way between the ends and the center and keeping working halfway inbetween each pin until you feel confident that you have enough pins to keep it stable. Sew the seam. Then repeat for the bottom two row unit and the bottom of the 9-patch/ star row. I have placed numbers where the pins should go. Pin in this order.


5. Measure the long sides of your quilt and average the number if they are different. (In other words if one side is 39” and the other is 40” then your meaurement should be 39 ½”)  Trim two of your 2 ½” strips of inner border fabric to that measurement. Pin the same way you did for the rows. One in the center then the two ends then half way in between. This will keep you from having wavy borders. Sew both side borders on


6. Measure the width of the quilt on the top and bottom, with the two side borders and average again. Trim the last two 2 ½ strips of inside border fabric to the length you averaged. And pin and sew.


7. Repeat step 5 for the outer side borders.


8. Repeat Step 6 for the outer top and bottom borders. Then you are done !!

Yay! We are done! You might want to take your quilt to a professional to have it quilted. If you want to do it yourself there are a lot of resources out there. Books by Angela Walters and she also has videos on Bluprint.



I hope you loved the quilt along!


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