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Thread: Piano key border question

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    Super Member Nolee's Avatar
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    When making a scrappy quilt and using a piano key border of all the fabrics used, should all of the strips used for it be the same width or can they be different widths?

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    I think they are typically the same size, but no one says you have to be typical. If different sizes look good to you, do it.

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    I like the effect of different widths. Personal preference i think.

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    personal choice in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    personal choice in my opinion
    Yup, no rules make it however you like it or want it or if you are short a color by all means make a few skinnier strips. I actually think it adds visual interest to make them different sizes.

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    They don't even have to be all straight either, you can have strips narrower at one end than the other.

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    I agree with others that there's no absolute. Of course, REAL piano keys better be the same size!! (laughing...)

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    I did a piano key border on my teahouse dragon quilt. see (I need help) thread I did on that project. I did it with all the same size pieces. Then again I am one of thoes that will adjust the towels on there racks if one is out of place.

    Ray..

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    I've made a ton of piano borders, I perfer varied.
    Have fun, post pictures.

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    I like the varied widths. Gives it personality.

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