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Beth Weigt posted on Thu, Aug 11 2011 10:24 AM

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?

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gini replied on Thu, Aug 11 2011 10:32 AM

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

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Nana replied on Thu, Aug 11 2011 10:46 AM

Beth

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.

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Thanks everyone, I guess I'll lose part of the border.  I do have material for an outer border so I should be OK.

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Thanks everyone.  I guess I'll lose part of the border but I have material for an outer border so I should be OK

Thanks Beth

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Hi Beth,

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.

 

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