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    Add this border or just bind first gift baby quilt

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Size:  1.21 MBShould I use this border before binding in a bright or just leave off? This is my first quilt to gift anyone so I am second guessing myself a lot. Thank you for reading.

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    I like the border but either way will be nice!

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    I would add the border and then bind in the darker. I almost always add a border because I think they are "framed" that way. But your quilt is lovely even without.
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    I like the border but then again I was the kid who always finished her coloring by outlining everything in black crayon. haha Either way you go, it's a very pretty quilt. I love the colors.

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    Nice and bright! I'd add the border, but without looks nice too.

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    I like the border because I think it gives your quilt design a more finished look. Many quilt designs are great borderless, but with this design I like how the border extends the background- and a bright or dark binding will give it that "finished just right" look!
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    I'm voting with everyone else. I like the border effect. Borders are about stopping the movement and calming the quilt. The pieced one you are showing in the neutral paler colors is just perfect for this quilt.
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    I, too, think the border adds just the right touch and I love the fabrics you have chosen for it. Please post the final picture. It's a wonderful quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel Bear View Post
    I, too, think the border adds just the right touch and I love the fabrics you have chosen for it. Please post the final picture. It's a wonderful quilt.
    i totally agree!
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    I agree with everyone else; it needs a border.
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    I would add border it really adds to your beautiful quilt. Of course IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I like the border but either way will be nice!
    i agree with this. i love scrappy borders... it looks great so far
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    Either way. Do you want the quilt a little larger or are you satisfied with the size without it? I almost always add a border. I feel that it is the frame for the picture.

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    Very pretty quilt!

    I like it best with the border but see the little gap between the border & the quilt on the right side (where the wall shows through)? Just at first glance I thought you had a strip of fabric there. I think it would be pretty with a very narrow border (say about a 3/4") & then the final border & then the binding. I think I would make the binding and the very narrow border the same fabric.

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    I like the border and the idea of a bright binding.

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    I just love this quilt!!! It is so very pretty. I vote add border. I hope you show it when it is finished, I would love to see it with the quilting.

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    I agree border....and I like yours.
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    I like the light border you have pieced. It frames the bright quilt and give a softness to this quilt. Love the fabrics you picked!
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    I would add the border but it will look nice either way.
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    Another vote for border. Maybe a thin inner border - the right hand side shows the wood - if that were a border strip in one color, then have binding to match it may enhance it. Love your fabrics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by osewme View Post
    Very pretty quilt!

    I like it best with the border but see the little gap between the border & the quilt on the right side (where the wall shows through)? Just at first glance I thought you had a strip of fabric there. I think it would be pretty with a very narrow border (say about a 3/4") & then the final border & then the binding. I think I would make the binding and the very narrow border the same fabric.
    I agree. It's a lovely quilt well done.

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    I like the border. I also saw the floor showing through and though it was a narrow strip to set off the blocks before adding the border. That would look good too. Sweet baby quilt. Go for what makes you feel good. I find that my first instincts are usually the best ones.

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    I think just bind but nice either way

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    I really like your border. I would go with it!

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    Yes, count me as one of the people who almost always choose a border. Your quilt is beautiful. Someone will treasure it for years!

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