Breaking Down Borders 1

5 Beautiful Border Designs

Borders use to be an afterthought for me, but I learned to love them. With a little bit of marking these are so easy and so beautiful. In this class, you will learn 5 different border designs, how to measure and mark for them and then ultimately stitch them out. I use a longarm but you can use a sit down or a domestic machine as well.

Don't let borders be the last thing on your list to master!

Supplies needed for class:

I always get the question about rulers... which ones should I have or start with. My answer is always the same... a set of circles and a straight edge. The circles you can use for wreaths of all different sizes, circles (obviously), spines in all different size borders, continuous curves and the list goes on.

Supplies for this class:

Set of circles ( I only used a couple different ones) The ones you use is dependent on the size of your border and the look you are going for.

Straight edge or ProLine 1 - I used the proline 1 for the beadboard border but you can also use a straight edge with a little bit of marking.

Machine- longarm, domestic or sitdown

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Your Instructor

Lisa H Calle
Lisa H Calle

Lisa H.Calle is a 1991 graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science with a BS in Textile Management and Marketing. She found a love for quilting in 1997 after leaving a management career in retail with the Limited Corporation’s Bath & Body Works Division in 1999 to focus on raising a family. Long Arm Quilting Business In 2004, Lisa first learned about long arm quilting machines while working part-time in the local quilt shop. Within weeks Stone House Quilting was accepting customers. Lisa has finished quilts for 1000’s of clients, most of which are repeat customers over and over. She has also finished the annual Christmas quilt for several years for the prestigious Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa.


In 2005, Lisa’s first paper pantographs were being sold through Willow Leaf Studio, one of the first online pantograph stores. Since that time her portfolio of both paper and digital blocks, borders, fills, and sets have grown to 100’s of choices available through a variety of online outlets including her own website, Urban Elementz, Digitechpatterns , Quilts Complete, and others.

Award Winning Quilter

In 2006, Lisa won her first award for Playing Hookie. Later that year several of her Quilts were featured in a local Art Gallery for an exhibition called “When Tradition meets Imagination”. After a three year period where family and business took priority, Lisa claimed her first two “Best of Shows” with Hula Hibiscus at AQS Show in Des Moines, Iowa and the PA Nat’l Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, Pennsylvania. Swan's Song, a whole cloth quilt dedicated to her father, garnered a first place at the Houston International Quilt Festival.


In 2007, Lisa started teaching after producing her first Book and DVD Feathers of a New Generation. She has taught this as a class both at shows and in her studio. Her latest DVD Divide and Design, was released last year and is rapidly approaching the 2,000 unit sale mark. This is also being taught at shows, in studio, and on QNNTV. Mastering the Mini, Whole Cloth that is! DVD was released in April 2014 to rave reviews. Lisa has taught for the past 15+ years at some of the top quilting shows in the nation Houston International Quilt Festival, MQX Quilt Festival, Home Machine Quilting Show and Birds of a Feather.


In 2012, the Quilter’s Groove™ Rulers were introduced. Lisa was looking for rulers to do specific things in her quilting to be more precise and couldn't find them so she decided to develop them. There are 7 different lines available.

BERNINA Ambassador

Lisa has always been a BERNINA gal, and in 2017 after playing with the BERNINA Longarm decided it was time to switch to that. She is now a BERNINA Longarm Ambassador and loving every minute with her machine. Lisa resides in beautiful Chester County, Pennsylvania with her beautiful 3 boys. Her love for quilting is only surpassed by love of family and maybe…….. golf.

Course Curriculum

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  Border #1 - Undulating Spine
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  Border #2 - Undulating Spine with Bead Board Border
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  Border #4 - Broken S Border
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  Border #5 - Fern Arch Border
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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