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Thread: Help me decide on boarders please.

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    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
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    Help me decide on boarders please.

    I had all these cute fabric in my scraps. I have made purses, aprons, hats and more from this type of cutesy stuff. All of these 6 and 1/2 squares are animals and I sashed with Kona cream. I was thinking for doing a narrow red stop boarder next to frame the quilt. Then what kind of boarder? Should i piece something or go plain or small print with background white? Tell me what you think please.Name:  IMG_2137.jpg
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    I like the red idea. maybe piano key for the final border? or a wider white border with a scrappy binding?
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    Red red red, I vote for red! and then Paperprincess's piano key idea sounds great, or a scrappy border.
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    i would use the red (stop) border than another white one & call it good---to me piano keys or something scrappy would just make it too busy- but that's just me- i love it but think a plain (white on white) final border would bring it all together...there is something (crisp & refreshing) about a white bordered quilt.
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    I vote for the red border.

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    Do you have any red & white checks? That would be perfect.

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    I agree with ckcowl, I think it would be way to busy with too much add for the boarders. I think with the additional red boarder and some white would make the patches pop even more.
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    Just maybe the red boarder is all you need. Get it sewn on and then see if you need to take it any further. Sometimes less is more, especially when you are dealing with scrappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbeadit View Post
    I agree with ckcowl, I think it would be way to busy with too much add for the boarders. I think with the additional red boarder and some white would make the patches pop even more.
    i agree with this point of view
    Nancy in western NY

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    Thanks girls, I will do the red and then take a look. I agree I don't want scrap boarder to take away from the quilt.
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