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Thread: Help with a border?

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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    That's a very pretty quilt. Do you need a border to make it bigger, or do you just think every quilt should have a border? The reason I ask is that I think this quilt would look great without a border. And don't forget that you will need fabric for the binding.

    If you do need to make it bigger, you could wait until you get the fabric for the back. Order enough so that you can do a thin inner border with the backing fabric (1" wide), and then do piano keys with whatever fabrics you have left over from the front, mixing in a few keys from the backing fabric.

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    You could use all the scraps leftover from the quilt to make a scrappy border. Then you could use pieces of the yard goods you have pictured to piece a back for it.

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    How about a narrow ~1 to 1.5" border all around in the red and a piano key border from all three fabrics?

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    Here is a Website I have used on 2 of my quilts I am working on now. www.easy quilt border patterns., off of Copernic. They are easy which I like, since I know I am not, nor ever will be, the world's greatest quilter!
    Really colorful top you have. On mine, I used an off-White strip to balance the colors and give the eyes a rest. I got this fabric from a Website I just by accident found; the name of the fabric pattern is Confetti, and I really like it!
    Good luck!
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    This is a very pretty quilt and I personally would no border it all all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    What about a Seminole pieced border? There are lots of ways to do it, but here are a few samples. http://quiltersniche.typepad.com/scr...patchwork.html
    It might be a nice contrast to your rectangles, but still retain the geometric look.
    This is really a nice pattern to use for borders or as a table runner.
    I would take the easy way out of your issue and just purchase more backing material and use it for the binding too.
    Or, maybe you can use what you have and combine the fabric for a pieced back. Your fabric choice is nice.
    Is there a possibility that you can go on line and find matching fabric?

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    No border!!!! That pattern is best seen with just a border. Cut binding at 2 adn a half inches fold over and press. Put the binding on with a walking foot. The quilt looks great. The border would definetly take away the look of the great blocks. Saw this quilt many times at the guild with out a border. Roz :thumbup:

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    No border!!!! That pattern is best seen without a border. Cut binding at 2 adn a half inches fold over and press. Put the binding on with a walking foot. The quilt looks great. The border would definetly take away the look of the great blocks. Saw this quilt many times at the guild with out a border. Roz :thumbup:

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    I wouldn't put a border on, unless you need to make it bigger. If you do need to add a border, I wouldn't introduce a new fabric. You could use one of your fabrics to border the sides and then use the other fabric to border the top and bottom. Make half square triangles for the corners which will give a mitered look.

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    I took 3 inch strips & sewed the three colors all around the quilt I have it posted here on the site. Tumbling block . I believe I only had 2 colors left so I used them

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