I’m working on getting the borders on Hampton Ridge and here’s where I’m at currently:
Border #1 is on! If you caught my post on Monday I asked if you combined strips straight across or diagonally. It’s amazing how different techniques accomplish the same thing. I chose to combine my strips diagonally as that is what I’ve always done and didn’t see any reason to change now. Once my strips were combined into 1 long strip, I pinned it to the first side.
Pinning is very important. It helps keep everything straight. It helps keep everything feeding into the machine at the same consistency. I didn’t always do this. Learning new techniques is a constant thing for me and I’m always on the look out for ways to do something better or more efficient. 🙂
And in the process of pinning I was also trimming dog ears. I caught my finger at the same time! 🙁 My learning lesson to go slowly even when I want to snip snip snip quickly!
I press before I trim, before I pin and after I piece the border on!
Now on to Border #2!
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