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Thread: Looking for interesting borders/edging

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    I know there's scalloped edges and prarie points, but what are some other interesting borders/edging that can be put onto a quilt? (my sewing machine maybe out of commision at the moment, but I'm not going to let it stop me from creating :D )

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw
    Thanks bearpaw...this is just in the nick of time for me! I'm doing one of the round robins...so this is great!

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    You can make rounded corners (use a plate to get the curve); add a flange, piping, or cording between the binding and the border; use cording instead of binding (cover cable cord with bias binding); cut out the corners as for a quilt made for a four poster; make the edges hexagons or diamonds or any other shape (actually half hexagons, half diamonds, etc); overlap any edge shapes more than usual; and so on. If you go the wall quilt route, the possible edges are almost limitless.

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    Here's your lost thread lol :)

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    I'll have to take a look. If you got anymore, send 'em right here. Thanks!

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    The main motif of the quilt should be echoed or repeated in the border. Strong lines should be repeated and lighter designs are there in overtones. Example - a ribbon and bow border would look good on a dresdan plate but ridiculous on a log cabin.

    A well-proportioned border is when it is a little wider than each of the center blocks. A border that is too narrow makes the central part of the quilt overly conspicious, but a frame that is too wide will dwarf the significance of the central pattern.

    There are lots of web sites that tell how to apply a border, make good corners or fancy edges. Here are a couple pictures of border ideas. I like to piece borders.

    adapted from: The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collecting by Marguerite Ickis pp 155-165


    each row is a different border pattern
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    Thanks a bunch. These are great!

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    I hope that lots of the ones signing up for the IRR3 will take a look at this thread...I think I'll post a link to it on the sign up...some great ideas...Thanks!

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