Next on the quilt top, we need to square up the borders. I use a square ruler to make sure I have a 90 degree angle. Then it’s border time.
First I fold the quilt in half, then bring the front down so that both sides are exposed. I then check the border to make sure it will be the same on both sides. When sure, I cut off the same amount on both border pieces.
Now pin the borders on the sides. I pin about 5 pins on each side for a 40 inch quilt. Repeat for the top and bottom.
I thought I would just put the back on, envelope style. Those checks would not cooperate, plus my batting is thin. So after sewing it on, I decided to cut it off by changing what was a 4″ border to a 2″ border.. Usually I would leave the backing and batting until the quilt was quilted. I have a fair amount of pins in it so it shouldn’t move while I’m quilting which I will do by using decorative stitches on my sewing machine. Then I will bind it. However, when I have sewing days, like this, it is best to leave everything alone for a couple of days and then come back.