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My Housewarming Quilt top is not finished yet, but here are the directions for the last 3 borders.  When I have mine finished, I will post a picture.  I will be out of town for a few days this week and hope to post a picture sometime in the next 2 weeks or so.  Thank you!


Remember that red tone on tone fabric that was mentioned earlier?  From that fabric:

  1. Cut five 2 x 42 inch strips. 
  2. Piece the fabric strips to make two  48.5 inch inner border strips, and two 2x 45.5 inch border strips. 
  3. Sew short inner border strips to opposite edges of quilt center.  Add longer strip to remaining edges.  Press all seams toward the inner border.



Here are the instructions for the border.  It is very simple to make.

From the dark green floral strip, cut 7 2 x 42 inch strips.

From the dark beige print, cut 7 2 x 42 inch strips.

Sew together one green strip and one beige strip to make a strip set.  Repeat for a total of 7 strip sets.  Cut strip sets into 2 inch wide segments for 136 total.

Now sew together 32 segments in a row to make a short checkerboard border strip.  Press seams in one direction.  The short border strip should be 3.5 x 48.5 inches including seam allowances.  Repeat to make a second border strip.

Sew to edges of quilt top.

Now for the remaining border strips.  Repeat, but these will be longer and should measure 3.5 x 54.5 inches including seam allowances.  Sew onto quilt. The quilt should now measure 54.5 inches square.


You will need the dark blue print for the border plus beige and red, cut:

From dark blue print, cut: 

  1. Four 2.5 x 70 inches binding strips
  2. Four 5.5 x 54 inches outer border strips
  3. Four 1.5 x 5.5 inches rectangles
  4. Four 1.2 x 4.5 inches rectangles
  5. Four 3.5  inches squares

From Beige print, cut:  Eight 1.5 x 3.5 inch rectangles

From Red print, cut:  Four 1.5 inch squares.

Now, take a dark blue 3.5 inch square, a red print 1.5 inches squared, and two beige print 1.5 x 3.5 inches rectangles.  Sew together in pairs; press seams in opposite directions.  Then join pairs to make a block center.  These should look like “L” with the red in the center.  Repeat to make 4. 

Join a dark blue print 1.5 x 4.5 rectangle to bottom of edge of block center.  Join a dark blue print 1.5 x 5.5 rectangle to right hand edge to make a corner block.  Repeat to make 4 corner blocks total.  Add borders to outside of quilt.  You are now finished with the Housewarming quilt top. 

I will leave it to you for finishing and quilting.  Thank you for joining me!

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