Ultimate Borders-Repetitive Square

In keeping with my blog tutorials, I'm passing on some tips on quilting borders using the Repetitive Square stencil from the Ultimate Borders collection.

I love this design as there are a jillion different ways you can repeat this, add to it with different motifs and add other borders to it.  

I'm going to keep this tutorial very simple.   I marked the repetitive squares once...

...and then moved the stencil over and added another layer of squares.  The top squares have been filled with repetitive lines and the middle squares with cathedral windows.

In previous posts I've talked about quilting a primary line twice if you do a lot of traveling.  In this case with the repetitive lines in the squares I'm going to be doing a lot of traveling on those lines and I don't want that to show.

Here's a photo showing how I quilted all the squares with Kimono Silk FIRST...it's thin and it won't show.

I filled in my repetitive lines and cathedral windows traveling on the prequilted lines.

Then I went back and requilted those lines with a 40 wt. thread to hide the traveling.

Hugs, Cindy :)


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5 comments


  • As always Cindy, your quilting is amazing and SO inspiring. Thank you for sharing with us :)

    Fiona Egan on

  • I’m with Beckie! I love everything you do and am so grateful you share your knowledge. I have found your templates very useful in my quilting journey. Looking forward to being in a class you are teaching in Redding in Sept.

    fdfnd on

  • Cindy I love the way your quilting got denser as it went away from the cathedral window center. This design offers lots of dimensions. Thank you

    Millissa on

  • Love this one Cindy …. oh well what the heck I love everything you do! I wish I could crawl inside your mind. You come up with so many new ideas.

    Beckie EIchstadt on

  • Absolutely stunning. Looks like a border for an award winning quilt. Very impressive.

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