I finished the fan quilt top today. It finished at 82″ x 88″ after I added the border. I almost always add a border to a top even If I don’t need the additional size. The border is like a picture frame…It enhances the picture.
The second reason I add a border is that it allows me to fix any irregularities in the edges of the top. These vintage blocks were all slightly different so the edge was a bit off….when I pin on a true straight-edged border I can work around the irregular edges and make it straight.
I just make up the differences in the seam allowance.
I need to give it a good pressing now and it will be ready to quilt
(I hate pressing!)