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    Diagonal stripes for a border???

    Has anyone here ever used diagonal striped fabric for a border? If so, do you have pictures? How did it work out?
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    There was a quilt with diagonal stripe sashing and borders (going the right way) across a whole quilt a couple of weeks ago. It looked great but I bet it was hard to do!
    found it...Finished a BOM quilt and it was posted by psumom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    There was a quilt with diagonal stripe sashing and borders (going the right way) across a whole quilt a couple of weeks ago. It looked great but I bet it was hard to do!
    found it...Finished a BOM quilt and it was posted by psumom
    here's the link to it http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t266365.html
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    I saw a table runner that had the white and red diagonal on the outside border. I would once the quilt top is finished lay it out and see if it looks like what you want to happen.
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    Not something I would want to do.
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    I think it would look AWESOME!
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    I'm new to this, but I think a "tube" border would make things interesting. Maybe of the same fabric as the quilt, only in diagonal strips.

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    I put a diagonal strip border on a quilt, and I really liked it.

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    I've used striped fabric for binding, but never as sashing. I think it would add "p-zaazz". Hope you share a photo when you're done.

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    I keep striped fabrics on hand for putting narrow borders in kids quilts. I even have some circus stripe (primary colors) that runs on the diagonal. I love adding stripes for accents. Sorry, don't have any pictures.

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    The best fabric to work with would be one that looks like the stripes are on the diagonal, but are not. Have used that type of fabric for 1" borders, binding, etc. It would eliminate the problem w/the bias edges. This one is printed on the diangonal.

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    This is one I did. It wasn't hard. I think it looks good.Name:  thumb_IMG_1588_1024.jpg
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    I believe that I once used diagonal striped fabric for a border, but the fabric was printed on the diagonal; otherwise you would be dealing with bias edges all along the sides of the quilt. I have used diagonal stripes on bias binding for quilts, which I think looks kinda neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    There was a quilt with diagonal stripe sashing and borders (going the right way) across a whole quilt a couple of weeks ago. It looked great but I bet it was hard to do!
    found it...Finished a BOM quilt and it was posted by psumom
    To get stripes on the diagonal, just cut the straight striped fabric on the diagonal, then use as normal for binding. I do french binding because it is thicker and easier to get everything to lay flat and smooth.
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    no camera, but I've done it in the past. came out great.
    did it also on a Christmas quilt in red and white. came out awesome.
    if you want lay it out first and see how it looks.
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    I have used stripes on several of my quilts, both as borders and binding, however I have not put them on the diagonal. I'm sure it would look good, just not an extra challenge I wish to give myself.
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    striped border

    I used stripes on this T-shirt quilt. I only had a slight obstacle when I had to lengthen the side borders since there were three colors, gray, yellow and black. Had to do straight across join in order to keep the colors matched. The seam was almost not visible. The fabric was a diagonal stripe.Name:  teage resized   100_1347.jpg
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    I still haven't quilted it, but here it is ...

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