Best answer: Which borders go on a quilt first?

Do you put the top or side borders on first on a quilt?

Borders are usually sewn to the two longest sides of the quilt first and then to the remaining two sides with the final two extending straight across the ends of the first borders. The steps are: Measure the quilt from top to bottom through its vertical midpoint.

How wide should a quilt border be?

Borders should be in proportion to the size of the finished quilt. As a general rule of thumb, a small wall hanging should have a border of less than 6″ while a king-size quilt can handle a 12″ to 14″ border. Borders that are too wide diminish the quilt center design.

Why is my quilt border wavy?

You may be stretching the quilt itself or your binding fabric. Pulling on either of these can result in one being slightly longer than the other and causing the quilt edges to wave.

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