Pioneer Braid Border!
(and some other nifty braid ideas!)
Scrappy Bargello Quilt made by Linda K!
These directions make a braid that finishes at 6" wide.
Different widths and lengths of rectangles will alter the size of the braid. Experiment!
Sew a 2 1/2" square to the side of one rectangle, like this:
Add your borders to the two long sides of the quilt first....and then the top and bottom. The borders will be stretchy, so measure carefully and pin. It may help when stitching the border to the quilt to have the border on the bottom against the feed-dogs to help feed it through the machine. Be careful not to stretch!
Did you know you can make a whole quilt with braids? Make the braids to the length you like for your quilt, and stitch the braids side by side! A wonderful way to use up scraps! I like to do one side of the braid in darks, the second side of the braid in lights. This baby quilt was made for a friend's first born son.