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Thread: Help with border dimentions

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    Senior Member Kara's Avatar
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    I think it looks good the way you have them laid out.

    I like the borders to "echo" measurements in the blocks, so I'm always tweaking something...

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    I love your quilt and I know whatever you come up with will be georgous.... :D

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    Oh I agree with your DH, that is a great quilt. You've been given 2 different options for borders...both good advice that I agree with. I just wanted to say that I like your color choices and you've done a great job so far with the quilt. Whichever way you decide will look good, can't wait to see your decision!

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    butterflywing said:
    "sounds good. here's another possibility. since you did some work on this and you obviously have more purple left, you could surround everything with another purple border to 'frame' it. that border could be thin again. at that point you have to do something interesting so the quilt doesn't look like it's all border. you could navajo strip it with shades of green, even though they may not be the same greens, on a lavender ground, because that's fast work and fills borders. if you still have enough, i would bind off in the same purple. otherwise, i would choose lavender to stay within the purple family. your design is very geometric and any geometric design on the border would be good looking."

    What is a navajo strip! I'm not familiar with that term? I have some more greens, just not all the same ones. I do have lots of the dark purple, and had planned on binding it in the purple (I like contrasting bindings)
    I probably have more of most of the lt purples that are in the blocks.
    Fortunately when I place the quilt top on the bed, the design as is comes over the sides of the mattress. I just have one of those really deep mattresses and I need it to cover the top couple inches of the box springs to come down to the oak sides at the bottom.

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    nice quilt

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    I'm a big fan of the patterns from the company, too. My only complaint is that the quilts aren't big enough, and you ALWAYS have to add extra borders! Yours is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    I'm a big fan of the patterns from the company, too. My only complaint is that the quilts aren't big enough, and you ALWAYS have to add extra borders! Yours is beautiful!
    I have several of their patterns. Have made about 4 or 5, I always end up doubling the pattern to make a bigger quilt. I don't think I have made one yet in the dimentions that they give!!

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    I don't know if anyone mentioned this to you, but remember that the backing and batting you buy must be larger than the quilt. So I am thinking that your 98 by 98 is going to be perfect size for a queen sized batting.

    I really love your quilt! Hubby was right, it needed to be bed sized.

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    Thanks,
    I really really hate piecing batting so I have a couple of King Size Warm and Natural Battings out in the garage They are 124 x 120

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    good. a lot of what is called queen is really too narrow. king isn't that much more pricey and then you're sure.

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