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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How to: 10 inch Double Border Mini

Did you see my mini that I posted about yesterday? Did you also notice that Heather and Heather are both giving away a free copy of my new Star Fruit pattern? You can enter on their blogs (click their names) or on Instagram for your chance to win a copy! :)

Today I want to show you how I turned my 6 inch finished quilt block into a 10 inch double border mini. Are you ready?! (Yes, I still need help picking a binding fabric. Any suggestions???)


Thin border:
       2 - 6.5 inch x 3/4 inch (A)
       2 - 7 inch x 3/4 inch (B)
Thick border:
      2 - 7 inch x 2 inch (C)
      2 - 10 inch x 2 inch (D)


1. Create any 6 inch finished block - left unfinished at 6.5 in x 6.5 in. I like to leave on all the paper until I've attached my first border. It adds a little more stability to the fabric and helps prevent shifting.

 2.  Lay out your block and fabric as follows:

 3. Sew both (A) pieces to opposite sides of the pattern:

4. Sew both (B) pieces to the top and bottom of the pattern:

5. Sew both (C) pieces to opposites sides of the block:

6. Sew both (D) pieces to the top and bottom.
7. Create a quilt sandwich by layering top, batting, and backing fabric.
8. Baste with pins or spray baste. I love to spray baste, especially with little blocks like this.
9. Quilt as desired. Minis are especially fun to hand stitch.
10. Square up to 10 in x 10 in.
11. Bind.

And your finished! A beautiful mini to hang on your wall, or use as a snack mat... if you dare. ;) These would make great gifts for Mother's Day, birthdays, swaps, etc!

I'd love to see your minis that you make! Will you tag them on Instagram (#fbpPatterns) or link them up HERE on my blog! You could win a free pattern, fabric, or handmade goodie from me if you do. Just saying. ;)


1 comment:

  1. I think the gold (from the border) would be a good choice. :)


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