Rope Cable Borders-The Easy Way!

I wanted to pass along an easy way to quilt a rope cable border without any backtracking!  

This is the rope cable stencil from my Ultimate Borders collection.  Generally when you quilt this design there is double stitching on every other hump of the cable in order to keep it continuous.  Here's a different solution...

Work the cable from left to right.  Start at the top of a cable (first pink arrow on the left) and stitch all the way down.  

Now kick back up from here and "echo" the stitched curve until you get back up to the top.

Keep repeating this rhythm, even through the corners.  You've not only kept this continuous line but you've added a beautiful detail to your cable.  

 

Hugs, Cindy :)


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  • What do you mean “kick up” to the top of the next cable?

    MaryMaxine Manning on

  • What do you mean “kick up” to the top of the next cable?

    MaryMaxine Manning on

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