Steps 3 and 4 in the Crazy Quilt assembly process are both optional. In the case of my Marie Antoinette quilt, I wanted to sash my blocks with a pretty pink trim.. This has to be done at this point. If you choose to use trim to sash your blocks, add that now:
Again, this step is optional. If you choose to add borders to your crazyquilt, this is how I do it.
First, you'll have to decide on how wide you want your borders. I wanted 3 inch borders on this quilt and since I'm using 1/2 seam allowances, I cut my fabric strips 4 inches wide.
Lay your first border face down on your quilt. Line up the edges and pin, pin, pin!
I use an air dissolving pen but you can use a pencil if you'd like. Mark you seam allowance every 2 inches and keep your marks small.
When you have both the side seams sewn down, remove the pins and press your seams.
Next, pin those first 2 borders down onto the foundation fabric, then add your top & bottom border repeating the process:
In Step 5 & 6, I will show you how to add a sleeve for hanging and how to add the "pretty" back at the same time.
Be sure to see Steps 1 and 2 of my How To Assemble A Crazy Quilt on my Tutorials Page.