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    borders different size?

    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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    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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    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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    You can do different size borders.

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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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    Quote 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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    i did a couple of quilts with different sized borders and sashing. they look fine
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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?

    Watson

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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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    I just finished a quilt that had larger borders on the top and bottom, and it looks fine. It needed to fit a twin bed, and it just wasn't long enough. This isn't the first time I have done it. Usually it is to make the quilt look better on a bed.

    I am attaching a picture. It is a quilt for a boy at a Boys' Ranch, and it just wasn't quite long enough. The top and bottom borders are two inches wider than the side borders.

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    I just finished a quilt that seemed way too long versus the width. I just added a border to the sides and very small border to top and bottom and it looks much much better. Good luck and I think you will be fine if you follow the suggestions here on the QB.

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    I don’t know if your quilt is directional or not but when I make a huge quilt for my bed I put the longest edge across the width of the bed. That way it hangs down on the sides to fit like a bedspread.
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    Quote 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.
    I like this idea.

    I don't like a pillow tuck. I always make pillow covers for a much neater look.

    I make wider borders for top and bottom all the time. They look good to me.
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