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Old 03-03-2018, 05:59 PM
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I making the quilt with the embroidered blocks that were given to me by my friend and wanted to use them all up I had 18, 17inch blocks, I now have a quilt that is 107 x 84, without borders. if I add a border of 6 inches I think it would be to long as it would be 119 x 96, do you think this is a weird size quilt? or could I use different sizes on the side and the top, would this look funny? Thanks
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:08 PM
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I really don't think it will look strange, a quilt is what you want it to be, not by precise size. thats what I would think
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:25 PM
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That is long. But not bad if you use it with a pillow tuck. On the other hand, I have used different size borders. Even did one without a top border. It worked out fine
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:52 PM
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You can do different size borders.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:20 PM
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What about taking a row of embroidery blocks off and making what will look like a bed runner--then use that on top of the pillows--that way you wouldn't be tucking any of the lovely embroidery and your quilt wouldn't be so long.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by quiltingshorttimer View Post
What about taking a row of embroidery blocks off and making what will look like a bed runner--then use that on top of the pillows--that way you wouldn't be tucking any of the lovely embroidery and your quilt wouldn't be so long.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:24 AM
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i did a couple of quilts with different sized borders and sashing. they look fine
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:42 AM
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When I have a quilt that's looking too long, and I want borders, I just don't put borders across the top. It's hidden behind pillows, so why bother? Just know, it's your quilt, do what makes you comfortable and enjoy your work
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Like others, I've done quilts with no top and bottom borders and as well.
Your quilt, your rules.

Can we see pictures?

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Old 03-04-2018, 05:39 AM
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I routinely do borders of different widths just for this reason. Sometimes I use the same size border on three sides (if I can fit it is size wise) and then just add a tinny border(one inch or so) on the top just to "finish out" the framing. Here is one where three sides have two decent size borders and the top has a single 1" red border .

https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...ed-t90516.html
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