Quilt Border Patterns – 11 of the Best

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Use these attractive and FREE Quilt Border Patterns as a convincing reason to finish off your quilts with stunning borders. Although our eyes are directly drawn to the central design of the quilt which requires it to be visually appealing, they do eventually wander off to the borders. This means a gorgeous center can not make up for the lack of good borders. However, nicely done borders can beautifully finish off a quilt. Borders will provide a few additional inches to the quilt size and also add a nice and elegant drape to the quilt. 

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Quilt Border Patterns#1 Prairie Point Quilt Border Patterns#2 Little Houses’ Quilt Block Border Patterns#3 Easy Diamond Quilt Border Patterns#4 Wavy Quilt Border PatternsMore Quilt Blocks#5 Scalloped Quilt Border Patterns#6 Pioneer Braid Quilt Border Patterns#7 Curvaceous Quilt Border Patterns#8 Appliqued Quilt Borders#9 Quilt Borders with Half Square Triangles#10 Checkerboard Pieced Quilt Border#11 Mitered Corners Quilt BorderFree Quilt Border Patterns – In Conclusion

Quilt Border Patterns

Here’s a bunch of interesting quilt border ideas for you, that would convince you to pick a design that’s not too cliché and boring. Of course, there is nothing wrong with plain borders, but why be boring when we can be captivating? With well-executed borders, you can dramatically set off your quilt. Also, with this list of ideas, you don’t have to stick to using the same border for your quilts over and over again, and you can always surprise your tribe with an entirely different design. If you are new to borders, read my article on how to sew quilt borders.

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#1 Prairie Point Quilt Border Patterns

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The Prairie Point Quilt Border is unique and oh-so stunning. I’m definitely going to incorporate these borders into one of my quilt projects soon enough. It doesn’t seem too intricate nor too busy, although it has a lot going on, this border has been designed really well with the perfect balance of color contrast as well as the amount and placement of prairie points. Patterns from Slice of Pi Quilts

#2 Little Houses’ Quilt Block Border Patterns

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This quilt border has my heart! How can something like quilt borders be so cute, that they have you gushing about them and drooling at their picture? This pattern does all that and more. You can use it for making borders of quilts and bedding in your children’s rooms and they will look AMAZING! For these borders, you can choose any fabric you like and you can also opt for a layer cake. The link below has a step-by-step tutorial for piecing the house quilt block together. Patterns from Paula Campbell

#3 Easy Diamond Quilt Border Patterns

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If you are on the lookout for an easy quilt border that adds dimension and a lot of character to your quilt body, you need to try out the Easy Diamond Quilt Border! This simple diamond pattern is made in the style of the traditional Seminole clothing patchwork, which can take its sweet time to be sewn to perfection. These diamond quilt borders look simple yet elegant and are a great way to use up tiny scraps of fabric. Patterns from Buzzing and Bumbling

#4 Wavy Quilt Border Patterns

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Do you enjoy wavy stripes and the visuals they produce? The wavy borders can be so eye-catching and visually engaging that they can almost make up for a boring quilt body. However, we don’t want you to do that. Just make the wavy borders to add a further polished touch to an already stunning quilt. Cut the outer borders considerably thicker than the inner borders and add squares to the corners. Voila! You will have some epic quilt borders ready. Patterns from Jedi Craft Girl

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#5 Scalloped Quilt Border Patterns

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This quilt on its own requires a lot of patience and hard work as it is a time-consuming project to complete. However, the star of this project is the scalloped border! Although that too requires plenty of time, patience, and lots of ironing to get it right, it is definitely worth it. This pattern comes with an elaborate and step-by-step photo tutorial explaining how you can achieve this subtle finished design. By carefully choosing the fabric for your border and refining it with a contrasting edging fabric, you can make your quilt truly shine. The scalloped borders are a certain way of polishing your projects and showcasing your crafting and sewing skills. Patterns from The Featherweight Shop

#6 Pioneer Braid Quilt Border Patterns

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Boast some bargello quilt designs as your quilt borders instead of doing limiting them to the interior of your quilt. With this free quilt tutorial, you will learn how to use the intricate piecing required in bargello quilt patterns, that will make the edges of your quilt truly shine through. Play around with different colors so you can make a quilt that agrees with your other interior décor choices and portrays your style. Patterns from Quiltville`s Quips and Snips

#7 Curvaceous Quilt Border Patterns

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Much as most of us like straight and bold borders, some quilts call for more subtle and rounded corners. Just a little well-rounded curve around the corners of a quilt can sometimes give it a really good finishing. The curves in this quilt have half-inch dips and straight binding in between. For borders like these, you can choose to go with a combination of solids and prints. Patterns from Quiltscapes

#8 Appliqued Quilt Borders

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Do you enjoy appliqueing techniques? Do you have an interest in adding embellishments to your crafts and taking them a notch higher? If yes, scroll down and read more. Applique borders are easy to pull off and they enhance the body of the quilt. You just need to make basic calculations of the perimeter of your quilt and decide how far apart you want to applique your chosen motif along the lengths and width of your quilt. The applique border shown below features a free-flowing vine laden with flowers and leaves. You can opt for any motif you please and that goes well with the quilt body. Patterns from Quilting Tidbits

#9 Quilt Borders with Half Square Triangles

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This is an interesting pattern that offers a ton of ideas for making borders using Half Square Triangles. These designs are aesthetically pleasing, creative and serve well as borders for wall hangings, baby quilts, large quilts, as well as table runners. I’m in love with the diversity and flexibility that these half-square triangle borders have to offer. The link offers a total of eleven border designs and if you focus, you can come up with so many more. Patterns from Quilts by Jen

#10 Checkerboard Pieced Quilt Border

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Impress your sewing group with a gorgeous quilt border design that will take your quilting projects to another level. Leave behind the stress of pieced borders, and simply opt for plain borders to function as an equalizer and help to expand the length of the quilt top to a size that can be evenly divided by another number. The checkerboard pieced border has a strip border that acts as a spacer either between the quilt top and the first border or between the first and the second border. You will get to learn new skills with this quilt border pattern that will be followed by a sense of accomplishment. Patterns from Quilting Tidbits

#11 Mitered Corners Quilt Border

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The kind of borders that seem simple yet elegant and make your project seem a whole lot put together and elegant. If you try making the mitered corners quilt border, keep in mind that your strip length needs to be kept considerably longer than the length of the square or the quilt top. You will need your strips to be longer if they are wide. You can use such corners for both quilt blocks as well as for making borders of your full-sized quilts. The mitered corners add a great layer of dimension to your finished quilt projects and take your quilt-making skills a notch higher. Just remember to double-check the strip length formula mentioned in the link below. Patterns from Amy`s Creative Side

Free Quilt Border Patterns – In Conclusion

Finish off all your quilt projects elegantly with pretty borders. Let the layout and style of your quilt help you decide which border style to pick. For instance, one quilt design would look great with an angular border while another would be complemented better with a rounded and subtle border. One more thing to keep in mind is the consistency in stitching style and ensuring that it matches your border pattern. A convenient way of designing quilt borders is to use templates that meet your sizing requirements. However, if a template needs to be resized, you can always have it redrawn or make use of graphic designing software.

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