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Thread: Borders for a Carpenter's Star

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    Super Member Buckeye Rose's Avatar
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    Borders for a Carpenter's Star

    I just finished a carpenter's star - purple and yellow on white, and need to add borders on top and bottom to make it lap sized. I have 3 different border styles in mind and want your opinion ....1. piano key of purple/yellow, 2. standard 4" borders of purple/yellow 3. 2 rows of alternating pieces of purple and yellow (like a brick pathway - horizontal). I just can't seem to decide what will look the best and the recipient doesn't care. Help me, Please!

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    Border for Carpenter's Star

    I personally think the third option with the brick style would be pretty. I don't see it very often as a border.

    Whatever you decide please post a photo so we can rave about how gorgeous it turned out.

    Evelyn

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    first or third in my opinion

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    Third option, in my humble opinion. My mind's eye like's the idea of a horizontal border surrounding the radiating Carpenter's star.
    MacThayer

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    I did a ribbon on mine. Here is a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts View Post
    I did a ribbon on mine. Here is a pic.

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    I love the ribbon! It really looks nice with the Carpenter's Star. I must remember this!

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    I too like your ribbon.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    Love the ribbon on your carpenter's star. Great job !!!
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    I love the ribbon too!

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