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Rail Fence Quillow - Part 3 Borders

Let me start off with apologizing that this post is a week late.  Bad health reared it's ugly head last week and there was no way I was capable of sitting at my computer typing this up or at my sewing machine working on the next step for you.  Let me just say, I've never had a sinus infection that bad and I pray that I'll never have another one.  Who knew that a run of the mill sinus infection could swell your eye shut?  Anyway, we'll put the borders on today and on Wednesday we'll make the pillow.  Next Monday we'll finish it up.  I'm still recovering so I didn't have everything done for this post.

Our borders are super simple.  You should have 2 strips left over of each fan fabric, or have enough fabric left to cut 2 of one and 3 of the other.  No big deal right?

I used the gray fabric for the short sides.  Confession, I did this because I didn't have enough of it to do the long sides.  I don't remember using this fabric but it wasn't a full half yard either.  Of course I don't remember buying it either.  If you aren't there, you will be there soon.  At some point you'll look at a piece of fabric and have no clue why you own it.

We are still using 1/4 inch seam and still sewing right sides together.  Sew one strip of your fan fabric on the short side of your quilt.  You'll need to trim the extra off.  Press open, towards the fan fabric.  Repeat on the other side.

For the long sides you need a little more fabric than one strip.  I don't like dealing with a bunch of fabric at a time so I sew two strips together.  Sew that to one of the long sides and trim.  Press open, towards the fan fabric.  For the other side take what your trimmed off of the first side and sew that to your other strip.  Then just repeat the steps on the other side.

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  1. Melissa, I am enjoying your quilting so much. I can identify with what you said: "I don't remember using this fabric...of course I don't remember buying it either.... at some point you'll look at a piece of fabric and have no clue why you own it." I'm there!

    Earlier this morning, my 32 year old daughter messaged me asking for baby pictures of herself. I dug some out of an old photo album, scanned some, and sent them to her. I was looking at one of them and noticed a latch hook pillow in the background. I had completely forgotten that I not only used to do latch hook, that I even knew how, but had no memory of making that pillow. Until I saw that picture and it jogged my memory. That's pretty bad. :)

    Thank you for sharing with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! Pinning! :)

  2. P.S. I HOPE you are feeling MUCH better!