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Thread: Help Add Borders?

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    I just finished a 66 x 66 quilt with charm packs and strips. I want to add a 1-2 inch border and then wider borders at top and bottom, so I do not have a square quilt. Will it look odd without the same borders on all sides?? Help.
    Sandy Gail
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    no rules about it. I have done it and don't see a problem

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    This is done a lot to make square or smaller quilts fit beds. And like cherrio said, no rules, just what YOU like.

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    It will look fine..Extra wide on the top and bottom, narrow on the sides look great...like everyone said - no rules...you're the boss :-)

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    Thanks..that was what I was hoping for--no police!!!

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    Just did it on one of mine....

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    Omg! You know what? You just helped me solve a problem I have with my carpenter star. It is square and I don't have quite enough fabric for the last big border. THANK YOU!!

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    It is done all the time. I try to add the top and bottom borders with patchwork or a band of applique that is compatiable with the square center. Perhaps a printed stripe. Just make it part of the overall design.

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