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The last and final step!! Are you ready?
We now have the inner top set together
We are now ready to add the borders.
The first border is a red 3 inch border. I sew my border strips together end to end, so I have a long strip.
The inner quilt should measure 36 ½ by 61 inches. But verify your measurements. I then cut the strips to size, pin and attach. I attached the Top and Bottom border first, pressed, then re-measured. I then cut the Left and Right borders, pinned, and attached. Then press.
Next we will add the final border!
You will use the Blue 7 ½ inch strips that you cut. Again – I measure the top. Mine measured 41 ½ by 66 ½, prior to adding the blue border.
Sew the strips together, and measure the quilt. Cut the border to fit. Again – I attached the top and bottom borders first. Press
Then I measured, cut my blue, and attached the left and right border. Press
And Voila – a finished Quilt of Valor top:
Your finished quilt top should measure 56 x 80
I hope you have enjoyed making this, and I hope you will enjoy seeing and learning how Kimmy will quilt it. I am excited to take her class and learn some new techniques. And think of the smiles and love you will be passing on to a service member!
When your quilt is all Quilted and bound there are a couple of ways to get them to a service member.
Second – you can go to http://www.qovf.org On the left side there is a button that says “request a destination” Fill that form out, and a destination will be sent to you.
Three - Colorado can always use Quilts of Valor - contact me - I can help
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