Saturday, February 9, 2008

More on Round Robins, reference books

If you are considering doing a round robin quilt project, what you are really doing is a series of borders around a single block. So, you will need to use your best border construction references as ways to deal with the project. Everyone probably has their personal favorites, I have mine. If you haven't purchased a borders book for your library, consider the following:

  • Pieced Borders: The Complete Resource (Paperback)by Judy Martin (Author), Marsha McCloskey (Author)
  • The Border Workbook: Easy Speed-Pieced and Foundation-Pieced Borders (Paperback)by Janet Kime (Author)
  • Borders, Bindings and Edges: The Art of Finishing Your Quilt (Paperback)by Sally Collins (Author)
  • Sensational Sets and Borders (Rodale's Successful Quilting Library) (Hardcover)by Sally Schneider (Author)

The first one I list is the one I use a lot for ideas. I find that I have to double check their numbers before cutting things, as they sometimes don't include seam allowances in their measurements.