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Old 02-24-2013, 12:15 PM
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Silly question, but does every quilt need to have a border? I made a twisted bargello, will try and post a picture of it shortly since I don't have one on my ipad....anyway, debating on whether I want to put a border on it or just sandwich and do a simple hand quilting.

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Old 02-24-2013, 01:04 PM
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in short, no. some quilts look great without borders. Always your choice.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:13 PM
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Lots of quilts don't need borders. If you google bargello quilts you will see lots without borders. In many cases, the only reason a border is added is to increase the size of the quilt.
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I don't like strip borders at all, just straight strips added to make a frame. I don't think it does anything to add to a quilt except make it bigger. I like pieced borders or applique borders but most times I let the quilt pattern float or go all the way to the ends. Julie Herman has a quilt book called Quilts Without Borders. The patterns are for non border quilts. It's a very nice book and well written.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:44 PM
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I have only made 2 quilts WITH borders. i, personally, don't like them. If you look at the quilts made by most of the young up and coming quilters, the young moms, the bloggers, the gals in the Modern Quilting movement MOST of them don't have borders at all. Go borderless I say!!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:47 PM
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Not required. It's how you feel about it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:49 PM
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Your quilt. Your choice. I like borders. I think a straight piece of fabric is easier to bind. I've made quilts both with and without borders.
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It's your quilt, do what you want.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:40 PM
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I think it depend on the quilt. Some look so much better without borders. I think my quilts are about half with borders and half without borders.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:19 PM
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Do what you want There are no quilt police besides I feel like all quilting "rules" are made to be broken or changed.. I don't feel like a bargello always looks like it should have a border. I have a bargello ready to start if I can ever egt the time. I have had all of the fabric for a year. Please post a picture. I love bargellos.
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