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Thread: Ideas for borders to enlarge quilt for college-bound boy

  1. #21
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    I would make another row of blocks and then add borders whatever width needed to make it as wide as I wanted.
    The quilt is beautiful and I hopw he appreciates it enough to take care of it. Make a label with care instructions, as how to wash and dry.

    sassy granny

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    Junior Member welshgirl's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
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    superb quilt espesially for a lad off to college, think I would put a small border of one of the colours used then a larger one in background fabric, but its your quilt and I look forward to seeing it complete, well done

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    Senior Member newestnana's Avatar
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    Brick, NJ

    Well, here it is, with borders

    I read all your ideas and appreciate the suggestions. Had really planned on a piano key border (among others) and realized it would be silly to put tons more time into this quilt that is likely to be abused LOL.

    Sooooo I added five borders, using the black (actually it's a charcoal blender), white, and the cranberry.

    Thanks again for your help!
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    Jul 2010
    Salem, Oregon
    Nice quilt. I would do a red boarder and then a checkerboard black & white with a red square thrown in every once in awhile.

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