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Thread: Border question

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    I am finishing a baby quilt with a nursery rhyme border - 6" - do the characters face inward or out? Help!

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    good question i will be watching i think out

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    I probably would like to have them facing in, but you can do it either way. Doesn't really matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holba
    I am finishing a baby quilt with a nursery rhyme border - 6" - do the characters face inward or out? Help!
    I generally face character toward the outside, but I sure wouldn't have a problem with one going toward the inside.

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    I have done it both ways - depends on the pattern... KP kids I have used as out... larger wording, if the corners meet nicely, I have done in. Can you post a pic of the border fabric and maybe that will help us guide you?

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    Here goes with picture of both ways - this has stopped me in my tracks! Thanks for help!! I will try to attach - have never done.
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    I think that print looks better facing "in" -- that is an adorable border!!! Is that one of the vintage kids prints?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    I think that print looks better facing "in" -- that is an adorable border!!! Is that one of the vintage kids prints?
    I do not know - it is Robert Kaufman - thanks for your advice!

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    I would face them out. So that a baby lying on the blanket in the middle would see them right side up.

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    It's all a matter of personal preference. I prefer them facing out. But, of course, it's all up to you. Either way, I know you will be happy with the results. Cute, cute border!

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