I need to enlarge an 8 sided tree skirt to go around a 10' tall tree. I would like to sew 3 different borders together and add them to the tree skirt before quilting it. How do I make sure that that the borders are long enough to miter in the corners of each turn? Aslo,how do I get the miters perfec t on each corner? I am fairly knew at quilting so I'm at a loss as to how to make it happen. Anyone know how to do this?
For an easier way to add borders, treat your borders like a log cabin. Add a straight border piece to each side. You will need to trim with a ruler to follow the 45 degree angle of each side. You would go all the way around with each border and trim each piece with that same 45 degree angle. I know there must be a tutorial around somewhere so I'll look but hope this gets you started.
Diana in East Tn.
I agree with Diana. That would be the best way to proceed and it would look really nice. Hope she can find a tutorial for you.
Welcome, Nanax4 ! If they do find a tutorial for you I would be so interested in the way it is done. Thanks for asking! Hope you enjoy your time here at QCA. Susan
Here's a link to a site that is similar to what I'm talking about. It's not exactly what I wanted but it's what I found so far. Hope it helps out. Wish I lived closer cuz I could show you better than tell you....hehe
Just had an idea..... Eleanor Burns does a Christmas tree skirt that is 6 sided instead of 8 sides but the borders would be the same. Maybe a friend or someone may have a copy of it. I gave my copy away to a friend years ago and now I live 800 miles away from them.
p.s. or a library may have a copy. Just more thinking..hehehe
Thanks, unfortunately I already have the skirt together. Any ideas on how to add the borders now?
Could you post a picture of the progress of the tree skirt? I wonder if you could go the Eleanor Burns pattern for the border portion.