Video: How to Quilt the Big Basketweave Border

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If you’re looking for a free flowing border design, then you’ll love our latest quilting design tutorial video! In this video you’ll learn how to quilt the big basketweave border design. Watch the video below to see how to quilt it!

How to Quilt the Big Basketweave Border

The big basketweave border is a really simple design for your larger borders. We’re going to use the elements of a traditional basketweave design and open them up for a looser result. Before you start quilting, you’ll want to add some registration lines to your border to keep your basketweave fairly even. In the video, we used a 3” border and divided it into 3” sections with the chalk pencil included in our Perfect Marking Trio pack.

Starting at the top left of your border, we’re going to quilt loose wavy lines from side to side. Work your way down the section. It doesn’t matter how many wavy lines you quilt. You will want to make sure you end at the bottom right corner of the section. To fill your next section, quilt your wavy lines going up and down. Again, don’t worry about how many lines you quilt and instead focus on ending on the top right corner of your marked section. Continue along your border alternating the orientation of your wavy lines in each marked section.

Keep it Curvy

You might have also heard these wavy lines called refrigerator coils or wormy lines. The key to quilting the big basketweave is to keep your lines curvy. We want our big basketweave to be loose, open, and flowy. Try to avoid quilting any points or sharp angles between lines or at the corners where you transition from one direction to the other.

Now It’s Your Turn!

Now that you know how to quilt the big basketweave border design, it’s your turn to give it a try! I would love to see your version of this design. You can share pictures of your quilts with me on the Quilted Joy Facebook page, use #quiltedjoyfmq on your Instagram photos, or join the community in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse!

If you would like to explore more tips and tricks for longarm quilting, don’t miss the Quilted Joy Learning Center!

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I’m Angela- Co-host of the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS show. APQS Long arm Dealer and Educator. Triplet Momma. Designer. Thread Bimbo.

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