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!

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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