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Thread: To Border or Not to Border, that is the question?

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    To Border or Not to Border, that is the question?

    Have hummed and hawed for two hours as to whether or not to put a border on this quilt. I checked Pinterest and most of them are not bordered. Thoughts.Name:  63389FB8-225A-40C6-9E4F-0EF05F0EA94A.jpeg
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    There is so much energy in this super-cool quilt! I think it needs a border to contain it--maybe a little wider than the width of the strips, or wider than that if you like. But yes, a border.

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    I agree. A border is needed.

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    I disagree. I think binding is all it needs. I would do a dark solid or use scraps from the quilt to make a coordinating binding. I love the vivid pattern!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanibi View Post
    There is so much energy in this super-cool quilt! I think it needs a border to contain it--maybe a little wider than the width of the strips, or wider than that if you like. But yes, a border.
    this was my first thought also.
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    What a great quilt! I don't think it needs a border.

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    It's wonderful just as it is. I don't think it needs a border.

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    It is laying on a solid color spread/quilt/comforter - and I like the look of the solid color around the top.

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    I also like the blue that is behind it on the bed. I am also debating borders on a top, do I want mitered corners, straight across corners or maybe a block in 2 corners....still can’t decide.

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    I personally would like to see a white border on it. In a white to make the blocks more stable and to make the blocks float. Also to be able to repair it easily if it should last long enough to need it. To me the old adage, form follows function has always worked.
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    I think a border would look great. I agree that white would be nice. I guess it depends on the size you want it though...

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    I would make the decision based on how big you want the quilt to be. It would look lovely on your bed with large borders, or would make a nice throw without them.

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    I vote for borders on this beautiful quilt. I would go with something solid or that reads solid (tone on tone).

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    I think it needs a border on it just make it look finished.
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    No border.

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    I am just a border kind of person..I border all of my quilts...that being said if I was making this I would border with one of the dark fabrics used in the quilt. But as others have stated It is a very beautiful quilt and will be lovely anyway you decide.

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    I'm not going to be much help. I think it could go either way - depending on the size you want. But, I must say, it's beautiful. Very striking.

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    I totally agree with the white border! It would really make it float!
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    What is the name of this pattern. I love it. Thanks.

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    I would add a border of the white/beige background fabric and then pick one of the colors from the quilt for a wider border. It does look good on top of that blue. The dark blue in the quilt seems to be a very dominate color and will allow the very colorful blocks to shine but end up not being overwhelming.
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    Japanese + and x

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/making-rebecca-lynne-5201559/it-grows-2735115761

    here is the link

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    I would not put a border on it unless you need additional length/width

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    I am in the border group. I initially thought that the blue/grey was a border. Lovely quilt!

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    That's a great quilt. I like it without a border, which makes the paths seem to go on to who knows where, whereas a border brings them all to a stop. However, I think the way it's sitting on the bed shows that a border would look good, too.
    Lisa

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    Are you interested in making it fit your bed? If you are would you then have to make more blocks or add borders to increase the size? I guess your answer lies in what you are looking for in the finished quilt. Your quilt is stunning!
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