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Thread: Border Police???

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    Senior Member Patchwork Pam's Avatar
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    Gee. Boy have I been wrong all these years !!!!!!!!! I guess I will just have to get over it.lol I am not going to redo those quilts.!!!!!!!!!!!! If you make something, you do it your way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly
    Quote Originally Posted by OneMoreQuilt
    I didn't know there was a rule!!! I guess my quilts are all wrong!
    I can live with being 'wrong' too! :thumbup:
    My quilt with a 6", 4", and a 9" border would be really offensive wouldn't it? Are quilt police hand cuffs quilted?

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    I think your quilt police thought they were on duty. Make the border any size you like

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules!
    AMEN!!!

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    As I was glancing through my quilting mags, I saw a beautiful quilt with 10 1/2" blocks. She use two narrow borders and then, gasp, a 13" border. I guess she didn't get the message before she was published.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajohn52
    To border or not to border. That is the question. Whether tis nobler to have a wide or a narrow.... It depends on what YOU want and if you need extra width to fit the particular bed. Thats what guides me. There are no border police.
    One of my friends had a center panel she liked. Eventually she sewed 10 borders around it, and it ended up a quilt on her bed!
    Now that is border creativity! J

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    I do what I want with borders, the size and how many. I always change things to what I like and if I want it bigger or think it would look better with a larger border or an extra border. It all depends on the quilter!

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    I just read on another post that the borders should be a width which could be divided into the size of the block, ie., if your block is six inches your border should be 2, or four inches...says who?? I make them whatever I like. Let the border police come, I won't answer the door!

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    My borders are sometimes 4-6 inches of the same color you know the wavy look? lol That would really make them cringe lol

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    I don't see the point in that, unless it's your choice for any quilt. I hate wide borders in all one fabric, I prefer narrower ones, even if I add more than one, I want to accent the quilt & make it pop..... Do your own thing, it's your quilting & you are your own boss, who cares what the so called quilt police know-it-alls think anyway, right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules!
    I agree. Thank you.

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    Absolutely not! You can have whatever border width - or NO border that YOU want. Sometimes visually a certain border width will be more appealing, but then again, you can do whatever you jolly well please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules!
    Who - ahhh!! High five!

    Jan in VA
    (Is this not the most ridiculous thing you've ever heard?!)


    I'm with you ladies!!!

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    I put on whatever size seems to fit and not overwhelm the quilt. Also, will add extra border(s) if I want the quilt larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    That's a new one for me....many antique and award winning quilts do not have borders. Surely it is purely a design decision. Sounds like pure piffle to me.
    yeah, piffle!! :!: :!: :roll: :-D

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    Ah just ignore them and throw them in jail. lol.

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    I'v never heard of that. Do what looks right for you.

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