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Thread: need help with borders

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    Member beezee54's Avatar
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    as i am rather new here i was wondering how wide a border i should add to this quilt and what color...was thinking black....help
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    How pretty!

    I would add a black border top and bottom to frame. Then I would make a piano key boarder from all the fabrics in the quilt. As for the width - at least as wide as an individual shirt-top across.

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    I like what Martina said!

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    I love this! I am going to have to ask for the pattern! I have been saving hubby's tropical shirts for just such a quilt!

    I like the black a lot. You could do a thin black border then a 1" strip of all the fabrics you used, then wider black again.

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    Great top. I have never seen anything like it!

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    black is fine, but first do another thinner border (perhaps 1-2 inches) with a bright, popping color like red or purple. I think it would be fun to do a binding that is checkerboard, or stripes...

    Nice quilt by the way - very cool, man!

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    thank everybody for all your help...have to see what colors i have in stash for inner border...

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    That is such a cute quilt. How big is it and where did you find that pattern. I love it.

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    Gosh, that's cute! I'm another one who thinks black for border.

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    it's a paper pierced pattern i got at a yard sale...glad you like it

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