The Braided Quilt Border Pattern makes a beautifully detailed quilt border constructed of rows of overlapping fabric. Download the Braided Quilt Border Pattern as a PDF to print out the pattern. You'll need to enlarge the quilt border to 125%.
To make the Braided Quilt Border Pattern:
Cut strips from light and dark fabrics. Stitch strip 1 to the end of strip 2, creating a 90-degree angle. Stitch strip 3 to strip 2 and its end to strip 1. Stitch 4 to 1 and its end to 3. Continue adding strips to needed lengths. Stitch triangles made with strips to corners. So all corners are symmetrical, stitch a square in middle of sides. Baste along both edges of border before sewing to quilt top and binding.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. The Braided Quilt Border Pattern makes a bold, richly detailed quilt border.