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Thread: Does this gift quilt need much of a border or just bind it and be done?

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    Junior Member MOLLYDOOKER2's Avatar
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    Does this gift quilt need much of a border or just bind it and be done?

    I am making this throw for a newly married couple and cant decide if it needs a border or just bind it. thanks
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    It's REALLY NICE! I personally would use the dark fabric that you used for a border on some of the blocks and make a small border around the quilt with that and then bind it with a medium green. It's a VERY nice throw and I'm sure the recipients will love it!
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    I don't think every quilt needs a border. If it's the size you want, just bind it and be done. It's a beautiful quilt.

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    Quilt looks perfect just as it is. It's my favorite color--well executed!

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    A small border would set it off. Use your trellis fabric

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    I am voting for no border.

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    What look are you wanting to achieve? Right now it has a more modern look, adding any type of border may change that look. Since the dark green is spread over the quilt binding it in that color would give it a nice, clean finish. Personally I think that would be a good choice to finish the look it currently has. It is a beautiful quilt, green has so many special meanings in different cultures, but the constant theme is a long, healthy life. Excellent choice!
    Come to Me and I will give you rest--Jesus.

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    If I were to use a border (and it'll look great either way), I'd make a border the same width as the borders around the blocks. I'd use a lighter color, though, because if you use the same color as the darker green, some of the blocks would look like they have a wider border on one side. I'm OCD, though, & like everything uniform. Then I'd bind it in the darkest color of the block borders. Very nice quilt.
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    would bind it in black and be done

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    Either way....it is awesome and striking.

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