Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Dutch Hexies

I really thought the day would never come when this quilt would be on the frame!

I thought I’d share a quick tip for dividing a border into even parts without measuring anything. I cut a strip of paper the same length as the border and start folding it in half, over and over. When I get the divisions that I like, I use a chalk pencil to make tick marks on the edge of the border.

I plan to get this bound today.

Twenty years is way too long for this to be a UFO. Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Dutch Hexies

  1. Anneke Simis- Hoogland says:

    The first time a saw the hexies, I recognised the Dutch chintz ! ( I had some leftovers myself).
    Now I feel real happy ! I see a beautiful quilt and fantastic quilting. In Dutch : Je bent een kanjer!!

  2. Jannette Binder says:

    Just when I thought that you couldn’t make that quilt any lovelier, you added that great border design! Thanks for the tip too – when I get my sewing space back, I just might give that a try!

  3. anudge says:

    Fabulous quilting and a good tip. I had one that took me 30 years to finish, but it was a wonderful day when I was done.

  4. Paula says:

    This is a lovely quilt, and I LOVE the quilting. Thanks for sharing the quilt, quilting, and the tip.

  5. I have a stack of hexies I could send your way for finishing 🙂 I’m having trouble deciding on how to finish them. Might be a good goal for 2020, because I have 20 hexies. Haha!

  6. Lin McQuiston says:

    Thanks for sharing your border design. I have a quilt I’d like to try this on. Does the quilt need to be square? Mine is rectangular. Any thoughts on how I would handle the corners? Your quilt is turning out lovely.

  7. Susie Q says:

    At least you kept the enamel pan to hold the binding…….. lol good finish!!!!

  8. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy! Great tip and your quilting looks fabulous. This is a wonderful finish for the end of 2019 and a nice way to end the year on a high note. Merry Christmas to you and your family. ~smile~ Roseanne

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