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Thread: Dresden Plate Quilt Needs Borders

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    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
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    Most of my Dresden Plate top is finished. It still needs borders and I can't decide how to do them. I'm thinking some kind of scrappy to go with the scrappy plates. Of course, that will require buying more 1930's repros!

    I can't get far enough away to get the whole quilt in the picture in my tiny bedroom.

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    Just beautiful!!

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    Oh I LOVE IT!!! I have just fallen in love with the 30s fabrics :D I'm collecting them to do a GFG some day.

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    Make a scalloped border in white with maybe a simple vine or just plain white scallops.
    Or maybe "piano keys" in your left over pieces.
    And it's really beautiful, great job!

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    I love it for the "old fashioned" look. I just have to try one of these in the near future. Great job!.

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    That is beautiful, and I think the scrappy border would really set it off. I just love the 1930's colors

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    It's beautiful

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    I love Dresdens and your quilt with the '30s fabrics is wonderful.

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    its very pretty nice job

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    I think that since you have so many different colors in your plates, that any one of the 30's fabrics that you find, that looks good in the bedroom, would make a perfect border. You could do a border of one fabric, or if you have some scraps left over a piano key border would work well. It just depends on how big you want the quilt to be, as to what kind of border it needs. Not all quilts really need framing, but I think this one does need the color around the edges.

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