How to cut perfect borders without a tape measure!

That’s right, you can cut your borders to the perfect lengths without using a tape measure: Watch the video to see how!

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Edit: I have linked this blog post to Kathleen McMusing’s blog where she is compiling quilting tips and tutorials.  Go HERE to check out last month and this months tips & tutorials.

I made the video when I put the borders on this quilt!  See THIS POST for more details on this quilt.


Island Batik Blog Hop

Have you been following along with the Island Batik Blog Hop???  If you go to Island Batik’s blog you will be able to see all of this weeks quilts and also enter for YOUR change to win some wonderful Island Batik fabric!

I Was Featured


Actually, Kristopher was featured making a rug mug!  See THIS POST






One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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19 thoughts on “How to cut perfect borders without a tape measure!

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  2. Brilliant! I admit to being lazy and not measuring–I don’t send out to a longarmer so no one has to deal with the waves but me–but this makes it seem easy to actually getting it right! Great, straightforward tutorial! I had to laugh at the bit about pins in the bed–all they do is stick you! So was it your husband who was filming and now know the secret??

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  4. Hi Gail! I enjoyed your video very much. It makes total sense to measure it that way and you can easily just pin it on and head to your sewing machine. Thanks for sharing that. ~smile~ Roseanne

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