Examples of Spacer Borders
Another nice thing about spacer borders is that they work as visual breathing room between the quilt center and the outer border.
When a similar fabric used for the assembled quilt center is used for a spacer border, it can make the center blocks appear to float. This is a good thing if all of the quilt block points don’t match precisely. It also works if the side spacer borders aren’t the same width as the top or bottom spacer borders.
A spacer border of contrasting fabric calls attention to the separation between the quilt center and the outer border. That gives more focus to the center of the quilt.
There are a lot of things you can do to make the quilt special. Putting the center blocks on point and sewing the border blocks side-to-side will make an interesting quilt. You also can insert plain blocks between the center blocks or add corner blocks if you don’t have enough pieced blocks for the border.
I hope this helps. Post a photo of your completed quilt on our All People Quilt gallery … we’d love to see it. And volunteer to be president again so your friends can help you make another quilt!
Happy quilting …
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