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Thread: Need help with border size

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    Super Member mimom's Avatar
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    Need help with border size

    I am making a quilt for a wedding that is in 11 days. I have the blocks put together and the first and second borders on. So far it measures 66 x 91, I have at least one more border to put on. Would it look strange if I put a 12" wide border on the sides and a 6" border on the top/bottom for the third border to make the size a total of 90x103. Somehow I need to get more width without increasing the length.

    any ideas are welcome

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    I often use different size top and side borders to achieve the size I want and I think they look fine.
    jackie

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    Could you add an extra row of blocks to widen it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Could you add an extra row of blocks to widen it?
    Thats what I would do. A easy row of maybe nine patch or something then the sae size border all around, unless of course it interferes with the top itself.

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    if not another row of blks, do an inner border where needed rather than 12 inches wide one.

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    You will get better answers for this specific quilt if you post pictures of it. I've been helped out alot by posting pictures.

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    I'm doing just that for a wedding quilt right now! The sides and bottom are 6" wider than the top. Nice to know it is a common practice!
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