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    ok, dumb question, I like it what I thought was "facing in" -- with the kids in the border's feet being against the quilt, why would that be called "facing out" like everyone else said?

    The second picture... that just "looks right"... is that called facing "in" or "out"?

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    Which ever way you like the best :D:D:D
    I like the 2nd picture best

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    To me the first pic is facing in. Their faces are closer "in" to the quilt center. Second pic is facing out. Their faces are looking "out" from the quilt. I prefer the 2nd pic.

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    Also in the first pic, it looks to me like they're standing on their heads.

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    It's a matter of choice. I prefer them facing in. I feel it draws the eye into the center.

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    Speaking as an old newspaper, yearbook, and magazine layout person, pictures always faced to the center of the page, never to the outside.

    Not sure if that rule goes for quilts....as if quilts have rules!!!! But I would have them face inside. When the baby is lying on the blanket, they would be looking at the baby. I like that image. :)

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    I like facing in. But a child sure wouldn't care either way!

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    2nd photon is my favorite.

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    I like the second picture, too. The first one makes me feel like I have to tilt my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    ok, dumb question, I like it what I thought was "facing in" -- with the kids in the border's feet being against the quilt, why would that be called "facing out" like everyone else said?

    The second picture... that just "looks right"... is that called facing "in" or "out"?
    Not a dumb question, I was thinking the same thing. I like the second one, which I too would call "facing in" because they are facing towards the middle of the quilt. :?:. The other way looks like the kids have their backs to the quilt :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by candlequilter
    I think I agree with them facing out so that a child on the quilt would see them right side up no matter which way they are laying. But it really is personal preference. Nice job.

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    I don't think it much matters to the baby. I don't think they know up from down yet. I think it is whatever you like. Personally I put them facing out. I have even put the border so that the top and bottom are facing the same direction and the sides are with the length of the fabric so all borders are in the same direction. Is that confusing or what?!?!?

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    I like inward.

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    I usually fce them outwardly so that they are easily recognised by the viewer. If you think the child's view is more important, face them inwardly so that you can discuss the characters with them as they progress.

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    Facing in ---- but, go with your gut

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    facing in looks great. either is good but I like the 2nd

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    I would go out so if it hangs over something the characters would be right side up, not upside down.

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    If it's bed size, etc., I'd face them out for over hang down the sides. Personally, I like them facing out even on a lap quilt.

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    I definitely think the 2nd picture which I would call facing in.

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    I would put it outside. But it is your choice really. No quilt police here.

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    In graphic design, the rule is to print with items facing in. Therefore, I always face pints inward.

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    I like the second picture!!! Really want to see the whole quilt now - Looks like its a great reproduction quilt!!!

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    Facing IN looks better

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    Borders "in" is my vote!

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    I say just go with whatever suits you. I don't really think that there is a "right" or "wrong" way. It's your creation. Have fun and enjoy yourself. This is only my opinion, but from looking at these pics, if I was making it myself I'd go with the bottom picture with the characters facing in. Whatever you choose, I think it's a really cute quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    I would face them out. So that a baby lying on the blanket in the middle would see them right side up.
    I agree. It keeps it looking like all sides are the top.

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