How-to Add Quilt Borders


  • Measuring on a flat surface.
  • Measure sides (should not be more than ¼ difference).
  • Measure again. If right put your borders on put pin in center, then do average left and right ends.
  • If you have fullness you will need to stretch and pin working out fullness while sewing.
  • Repeat the same steps for top and bottom.
  • Find center borders should be done with this method so your quilt has no waves and is easy to quilt and looks beautiful.


65 ½

65 ¼

Average: 65 3/8

Cut border 65 3/8

Pin center of each border and center of side of quilt pin ends. Ease or stretch depending on difference in length.


  • The quilter will love you for doing this.
  • If you don’t put borders on correct your last 2 rows will be unbalanced. The design will have a disfigured look because of having to work it in.