Beginner's Guide to Quilting

IN THE FRAME

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Give your quilt edges some TLC with a few fancy fabric-piecing details. Perhaps the simplest way to dress up your borders is by adding cornerston­es, but there are plenty of other techniques to try. For a stripe effect, strip piece four lengths of fabric to make up your border, or set blocks on point to frame your design with diamonds. Rows of Flying Geese or Half-square Triangles look really striking too! Detailed borders don’t have to play second fiddle to the centre – they can be a main part of the design. Why not opt for a simple central panel, with intricate shapes surroundin­g it? We love this sweet air mail-style border by Susi Bellingham from issue 58 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

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