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with Winnie Fleming
Online Class

Finishing School: Better Borders

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Choose and create the perfect borders for any project with renowned quilting instructor Winnie Fleming. Start with how to measure, press, pin and sew simple yet beautiful blunt borders and corner block borders. Then, let Winnie guide you through creating eye-catching mitered borders with striped fabrics, directional fabrics or prints. Bring additional interest to your projects with one or more eye-catching pieced borders. Make floater borders that create a place for viewers' eyes to relax. Plus, learn Winnie's fill-in-the-blank formulas for making sure your borders fit your quilts flawlessly — every time. Finish all of your projects with complete confidence. Learn how to make quilt borders you love for projects you're proud to show off!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h15m

Included in this Class

1. Basic & Simple Quilt Borders

1. Basic & Simple Quilt Borders

Meet your instructor, acclaimed quilter and quilting author Winnie Fleming. You'll start the class with an engaging introduction to quilt borders, ranging from borders that are blunt to contrasting blocks in the corners. Winnie shares techniques for measuring, pressing and pinning along the way!

2. Mitered Borders

2. Mitered Borders

Mitered borders can look intimidating, but Winnie walks you through everything you need to know to create crisp, symmetrical mitered corners that are guaranteed to impress! Learn what types of fabric work best, train your eye to find patterns that will align well, and discover Winnie's helpful formulas as you pre-cut borders and create beautiful miters.

3. Pieced Borders

3. Pieced Borders

Dive into pieced borders with Winnie's troubleshooting tips to help you along the way. Start by exploring designs that will set you up for success, and determine what sizes will work best for your border. Next, Winnie demonstrates how to cut, piece and press half-square triangles efficiently and easily.