A few weeks ago I was working on a quick gift and felt that it needed a skinny border to finish out the design and was thinking about making it 1/4-inch in width.
My first thought was to cut a strip that was 3/4-inch but decided that there was too much possibility for the border to be crooked or to vary in width as it went.
What I am trying to say here is that I wouldn’t be able to sew it straight!!!
Instead, I cut the fabric strip at 1-1/4 inches and sewed it onto the two sides…..
After pressing it well, I brought in a square-up ruler and trimmed the new border to 1/2 inch…..
Next, I headed to the machine and sewed the outer border on, using my VERY BEST 1/4-inch seam allowance…..
And….voila….. the skinny border was incorporated into the top…..
I have already shared the finished version of this quilted gift…..
….and you can read about the fabric painting technique in THIS POST.
How do you ensure a tiny border??