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Borders & Finishing Touches #2

Borders & Finishing Touches #2

Making borders that fit your quilts is easy with the step-by-step techniques in this sequel. Whether borders are used to make a quilt larger or to add a design element, the author gives us a variety of designs and techniques to make each quilt special. Contains different styles of borders, from traditional pieced to elegant applique, that can be stitched by hand or machine. No more guessing games - learn the author's method of folding paper to make a template for sizing border elements, from simple squares to beautiful swags, that fit the edge of the quilt. A variety of finishing touches, ranging from simple piping to double and triple layers of piping, shell scallops, multiple types of prairie points, and shark's teeth, can take a quilt from ordinary to be a top prize winner.The Quilt Primer chapter includes step-by-step photographs to follow for stitching perfect mitered borders every time! The chapter on binding takes the mystery out of making and applying binding for a sturdy edge treatment. The author, a master at simplifying techniques, shares many of her favorite tips.

Item Number: 6804
By: Bonnie K Browning
From: American Quilter's Society (October 01, 2005)

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Making borders that fit your quilts is easy with the step-by-step techniques in this sequel. Whether borders are used to make a quilt larger or to add a design element, the author gives us a variety of designs and techniques to make each quilt special. Contains different styles of borders, from traditional pieced to elegant applique, that can be stitched by hand or machine. No more guessing games - learn the author's method of folding paper to make a template for sizing border elements, from simple squares to beautiful swags, that fit the edge of the quilt. A variety of finishing touches, ranging from simple piping to double and triple layers of piping, shell scallops, multiple types of prairie points, and shark's teeth, can take a quilt from ordinary to be a top prize winner.The Quilt Primer chapter includes step-by-step photographs to follow for stitching perfect mitered borders every time! The chapter on binding takes the mystery out of making and applying binding for a sturdy edge treatment. The author, a master at simplifying techniques, shares many of her favorite tips.
SKU 6804
Weight 0.90 pounds
ISBN 978-1-57432-891-2
Binding Softback
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions 8.50" x 11.00" x .25"
Publisher American Quilter's Society

Customer Reviews

Borders & Finishing Touches 2 — Review by Machine Quilting Unlimited
Have you ever gazed at the incredible quilts at the major quilt shows across the country and wondered how the artists achieved such a variety of perfect and imaginative finishes? Bonnie K. Browning takes away the mystery, and shows you how to design and sew your own eye-catching borders and bindings, using almost no math and no measuring. Instructions for eighteen attractive border patterns are included along with several binding techniques which will add interest to your quilt, along with a full-sized quilt pattern for "Windmill--Twisted Log Cabin." --"Machine Quilting Unlimited" magazine, March 2010. (Posted on 3/4/10)
Review of Borders & Finishing Touches #2 — Review by Anonymous
Overall Rating
Borders & Finishing Touches 2 features 18 projects for quilts as well as sheets, pillowcases, clothing, and other items. Suitable for all skill levels, this book features over 175 how-to color photos. It contains all the details and instructions for the techniques and projects. Among the floral patterns are ones with tulips, roses, and dahlias. Review Source: BellaOnline: The Voice of Women, April 2006, Connie Krochmal - www.bellaonline.com/articles (Posted on 2/21/07)
Review of Borders & Finishing Touches #2 — Review by Anonymous
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Choose from a range of designs and techniques to provide a professional finishing touch to a quilt. A collection of ideas includes an easy paper-folding technique to make all borders fit perfectly. Designs created by Browning use novelty bindings, scalloped edges, and more to provide lovely quilt borders. Patterns, color photos, and suggestions for alternate uses of the bindings make for a “must” for any quilter who wants to add polishing touches. Review Source: The Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch Newsletter, March 2006. (Posted on 2/21/07)
Review of Borders & Finishing Touches #2 — Review by Anonymous
Overall Rating
Bonnie K. Browning authored her first book on borders and finishing touches in 1997. Since then she has been collecting new border and binding ideas and has now written her second book on the subject. After putting in the hours to create a beautiful quilt, shouldn’t we strive to wrap it all up in a lovely border and binding? The “Border Primer” section of Borders & Finishing Touches 2 has easy to understand instructions and photos for many different border and binding styles. If you have been using the same type of border on your quilts or puzzling over exactly what type of border you should add to a quilt, then you will want to read this book. Bonnie explains how to accurately measure for various types of borders including appliqué borders. There are several quilt projects included in the book and lots of inspiration for your borders. My favorite is the beautiful appliquéd border called “Keeping Autumn With Me” from a quilt of the same name. Have you ever wondered how to add scalloped edges or dogtooth edges? These are just a few of the edge treatments discussed in the book. Some of the newer art quilts are often seen with pinked binding. This technique is also covered in the book. I recommend this book to the beginner quilter and the advanced quilter. The instructions on how to measure for your border and binding are very good and even the most experienced quilter will learn from the information included in the book. Review Source: The Appliqué Society Newsletter, March/April 2006, Page 16. (Posted on 2/21/07)

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