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Thread: to border or not to border

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    to border or not to border

    Can you help me decide if I want a border on this quilt. I have been trying to decide all day....

    Thanks.

    Dina
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    when i saw the first pic, i thought 'no'. after seeing your border choice in the second pic, i think that is what you should do! it's so pretty!
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    It looks good either way. I would make the decision based on how big I want the quilt. If you want bigger add the border, but it looks fine without :-) Nice color palette!

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    Yes. The border creates a frame and sets it off, IMO.

    Lovely quilt.

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    I am not usually a border person and at first I too thought no. Then I saw your possible borders and changed my mind instantly. It really looks sharp with the borders.

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    i think it's gorgeous either way, if you want bigger then border, if you don't want or need larger than I'd do a narrow binding and start snuggling under it! I love the purple fabric on the super wide border but I think a teal or green would be better for the narrow part in the middle.

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    I love that border!! go for it

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    Border for sure, but with a darker inner border.

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    Without border is more moder, with border is more traditional. Pretty either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watson View Post
    Yes. The border creates a frame and sets it off, IMO.

    Lovely quilt.

    Watson
    YES! Border really adds the umph!

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    Love the version with border.

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    Border for sure. Looks fabulous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watson View Post
    Yes. The border creates a frame and sets it off, IMO.

    Lovely quilt.

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    Yes to the double border! It really finishes it off.
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    Thanks, everyone. I can't tell you many times I have switched back and forth with this. You have been very helpful.

    Dina

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    I like your border sample. The border looks better to me, but either would look great.
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    I absolutely Love your border fabric, so if it were me I would choose the bordered quilt, but no borders is the more modern esthetic so if that is the look you want to achieve, no borders it is. LOVE your fabric choices and pattern!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    when i saw the first pic, i thought 'no'. after seeing your border choice in the second pic, i think that is what you should do! it's so pretty!
    My thoughts exactly

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    Lovely quilt top either way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyert View Post
    I love that border!! go for it
    Ditto....................

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    I do like your quilt and the purple border really adds to your quilt

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    I like the added border; thanks for sharing.
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    Yes, love the border that you picked.

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    I vote Border!
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    oh the purple border is gorgeous. go with that!!!

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