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Learn how to make a beautiful, scrappy pieced border, and then add a float border to make it fit any quilt you make! Expert Gyleen Fitzgerald shows you how, step by step.

Gyleen Fitzgerald
A Perfectly Pieced Border Sized for Any Quilt
Gyleen Fitzgerald, Instructor
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Gyleen Fitzgerald, Instructor

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Gyleen Fitzgerald is known for her exquisite quilts that beautifully blend color, pattern and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. Her strength as a quilter is demonstrated by the infusion of engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. She shares her enthusiasm for quilting through interactive lectures and workshops. She is best known for inspiring Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts and the creation of the Pineapple Tool. She has also created the popular Polygon and Polygon 2 quilting tools. Gyleen has appeared on The Quilt Show and Lifetime TV. See more of her work at

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FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Cut the Squares & Setting ...
Sew the Scrap Borders
Calculate the Float Border
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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 36 customers.)

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August 4, 2020
Sherry B
This was just what I was looking for! It worked great for my project. Gyleen did a great job. Free quilt pattern included that I will make at a later date. Thank you!
February 18, 2019
Sharon L
I am novice quilter and was having a problem figuring out how to measure for the border to fit. I used her formula and it all worked out except for one measurement, I came up with a negative number on the formula for E. My measurements were 79 - 75 1/2 - 8 1/2 + 1/1/2.. I ended up drawing my own diagram and came up with a measurement for this float of 2 1/4. The other float came out at 8 1/4. These are my measurements: A=75 1/2, B=91, C=75 1/2, D= 79 and H=8 1/2. I am going to go ahead with the float measurements I came up with and think it will be fine. Thank you for the video, just not sure why it didn't work for me.
October 26, 2018
Donna W
Very enjoyable. Finally learned how to do the math for a border. I always just measured once down the side or across the fabric and then cut the border. I appreciate that you said to just follow the formula, not think. haha.. Great class. Thanks!
June 8, 2018
Susan S
Excellent class! I was struggling on figuring out the math for a rectangular quilt and I enjoyed Gyleen's explanation. Especially the "take your brain out of your head" and follow her instructions. When you are done you put your brain back. I laughed so hard because that is exactly what I did. Just followed her ABC instructions and got it right. Thanks for a great class.
May 21, 2018
Nicole B
Love this class. Gyleen is a great teacher. She makes the math simple.

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