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Borders on only 3 sides?

Old 07-27-2020, 12:35 PM
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I need to add a 9” border to each side and the bottom. I will have a few layers of pillows along the top....will I regret not adding a border to the top of my king size quilt?
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Old 07-27-2020, 01:06 PM
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What a wonderful pattern, beautifully made! If you want to turn it top-to-bottom you may want a 4th border and if pillows are going across the top anyway, they will "hide" the top border. For me, the answer would be "yes", add the 4th border.
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Old 07-27-2020, 01:16 PM
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IMO, that depends on how you make your bed. If you put your pillows underneath the covers, you *might* regret it. If you put the pillows on top, it wouldn't matter, would it?
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Old 07-27-2020, 01:27 PM
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When I make my bed I like to switch the top & bottom bedspread & also the sheets. That way I get even "wear & tear" on the sheets & spread.

I would put the 4th border on just in case I ever wanted to switch the top to the bottom of the bed.
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:47 PM
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If you put your pillows on top of the quilt, the whole design will hang lower on the bed. If you fold over On the pillows it will be the border that shows on top. So it depends on how you prefer to make your bed
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Another beauty, Jill !
Years ago many quilts were made like that. I'd say it's really a personal preference but I kind of doubt that you would regret it.
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Lovely top! I would add border all around as I fold back the top of my bed.
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I am with the members who felt the only downside would be that the quilt could not be rotated for more even wear. Bottom line--your quilt your way.
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So... why not do the 4th border? Personally I would.
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Old 07-28-2020, 02:41 AM
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I have seen several older quilts that were made like that. Even quilts with a slit to go around the footboard. I have made them both ways, I do love pillow shams. Personally, I make them with the 4th border if the pattern is reversible, top to bottom and bottom to top. If it is directional where there is a bouquet of flowers or something, then I don't put on the 4th.
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