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Old 05-10-2017, 08:26 PM
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Do you always put borders on your quilts or have you made quilts without borders?

I am doing the zippy quilt from the moda bake shop and I'm not sure whether to make more blocks to make it bigger or add a border or 2.

What are your thoughts? Thanks
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:18 PM
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I usually like to add a border or two on my quilts but for the pattern
you're making I think I would leave it as is.
Some quilts need a border and others don't...specially modern quilts.
Nice pattern BTW.
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Boarders go on 50% of my quilts. I would not put one on zippy.

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2014/08/zippy-quilt.html
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Old 05-11-2017, 02:08 AM
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I normally put borders on. Place some fabric on one edge and see what looks best to you.
But I agree with EasyPeezy, you might not need one for this.
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I agree with JaneQuilter - I've never made a quilt without a border, but this particular pattern just wouldn't look right with one.
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Old 05-11-2017, 02:32 AM
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i agree, no borders on zippy. if there are no borders, i usually birth/envelope the quilt
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Old 05-11-2017, 05:20 AM
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I just looked at photographs of mine and I see that about 80% of them have borders. Most of the patterns I do seem to "ask" for them. I like the way they frame up the main body of the quilt. As AVFD215 said, putting some fabric next to it will help you decide.
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:33 AM
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I've been skipping borders on the majority of my quilts lately... Somehow I've just come to realize they don't always add to the look of the quilt, and I'm always left wondering how to quilt that big blank space anyway. I kinda like the look of quilts minus borders.
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Often modern quilts don't want borders. I think this one should go borderless for sure.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:06 AM
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I usually do NOT add borders...unless the quilt seems to call for it. I like the edge to edge design look.
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