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Finishing School: Better Borders

with Winnie Fleming
Finish UFOs and future projects with borders that bring out the best in your piecing. Learn essential techniques to succeed with basic, mitered and pieced borders!

Choose and create the perfect borders for any project with renowned quilting instructor Winnie Fleming. Start with how to measure, press, pin and sew simple yet beautiful blunt borders and corner block borders. Then, let Winnie guide you through creating eye-catching mitered borders with striped fabrics, directional fabrics or prints. Bring additional interest to your projects with one or more eye-catching pieced borders. Make floater borders that create a place for viewers' eyes to relax. Plus, learn Winnie's fill-in-the-blank formulas for making sure your borders fit your quilts flawlessly — every time. Finish all of your projects with complete confidence. Learn how to make quilt borders you love for projects you're proud to show off!

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Lesson 1. Basic & Simple Quilt Borders

  • Meet your instructor, acclaimed quilter and quilting author Winnie Fleming. You'll start the class with an engaging introduction to quilt borders, ranging from borders that are blunt to contrasting blocks in the corners. Winnie shares techniques for measuring, pressing and pinning along the way!


Lesson 2. Mitered Borders


Lesson 3. Pieced Borders


Lesson 4. Selecting Borders for Your Quilts


Lesson 5. Floater Borders & Attaching Borders


Lesson 6. Medallion-Style Quilts


Lesson 7. Quilting Borders

"Thank you! I have enjoyed all my Craftsy classes, but this one is my favorite. Learned so much and really feel I have better border technique. I will refer to this one again and again, I'm sure! Winnie is a fabulous instructor, and I love her style!"
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