Tuesday, January 05, 2010

My unfortunate revelation

I hate borders. Hate, hate HATE! I don't like all the measuring, measuring and measuring only to end up with something less than perfect. I don't like working with such loooonnnng pieces and trying to wrestle everything. I've come to a momentous conclusion.....I have to add borders to my triangle quilt!!! AHHHHH! I DON'T WANNA, I DON'T WANNA, I DON'T WANNA! Now that I've whined.........

The reasoning.

I rarely wash my fabrics. I wasn't thinking when I included a number of flannels in my quilt. I know that they will shrink. I don't want to end up with a quilt that is too short but adding one row may not be enough and two rows too much. Right now the finished top will be 108". I want the quilt to finish closer to 110. One more row at 6" makes 113 and with shrinkage it will be too small (so to speak) So....the only conclusion.....I will add borders to take up the slack of quilting and shrinkage. I say add but I swear I'm going to pay one of my friends to attach the silly things.


Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I had to laugh at all your whining lol. I do the same thing. You know as you're whining that you are going to do the exact thing you are whining about. Yet, you still whine lol.

I can handle borders it's the sashing that gets me in trouble.

Esteemarlu said...

That's too funny Morah! I on the other hand like borders because I think they make it easy to add inches to a quilt and they are just straight stitching. I will not miter my borders though. I hate to miter, that I totally, without question, detest.LOL.Oh, frozen Tamales are great when warmed up on a cast iron griddle.


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