I have a panel and when it was cut, they left a "scant" uneven 1/4 inch around the printed border. My question is do I try and square up knowing that half of the decorative border (which is also not straight will be lost) or do I work with the "scant" 1/4 inch?
beth, this is the biggest complaint i have with panels, most of them come this way. i usually try to square it up and lose the pretty border in the process, but it really is a personal choice and i'm sure it will be fine whichever you choose. gini
gini in north idaho
It is a common problem with panels. I have found that the best way to work with them is to square them up even if I loose part of the border. Good luck.
Thanks everyone, I guess I'll lose part of the border. I do have material for an outer border so I should be OK.
Thanks everyone. I guess I'll lose part of the border but I have material for an outer border so I should be OK
I agree with Qult Daddy, I try to find a blendable match tothe cut edge border around the block and then Square it up! Sometimes it gives really neat effects, like slightly tilted or intentional tilted blocks. Good Luck! I hate working with a scant anything, it always makes me feel as though I have weakened the seams it my quilt and that it won't last as long as it should. Just me I guess.