I have been having the best fun with this stripe border.
And I want to show you how I make it.
You guessed it...paper piecing!
I just cannot get anything like this straight or uniform in size by cutting the pieces and sewing them together. Paper piecing comes to mind as a solution for the simple fact that paper will not stretch.
If you've had trouble with my ice cream cone tutorial, this one may just clear up some of your confusion, as this is the exact same technique and process but on a very basic level.
I know this is a lengthy tutorial, but I don't plan on any more paper piecing tuts. If you can't figure it out now, then you must pay my travel expenses to come to you for hands on personal training. LOL
These next photos just continue to walk with you through the continued process. After the first block of white, I work with the entire fabric strip to cut waste and not worry about whether my fabric piece is long enough to work with.
When your strip is complete, you can trim the long edges to have a 1/4" seam allowance ready to sew to your project.
Have fun and I want to see your borders,