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Thread: Do I need another border?

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    Do I need another border?

    I am not sure if this quilt needs an outer border. What are your opinions?Name:  2ir closeup1.jpg
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    Depending on how big you want the quilt to be...personally and this is just my preference of course. I would have put a 1 1/2" or 2" border of one of the colors in the quilt and then the wider outside border and then bind it with the inner border color but that is what I would do...and BTW I love love this quilt...Looks like a lot of work.....

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    Oh...a nice pick border would look so pretty...love your quilt!

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    I love Hello Kitty! Your top is adorable! I might lay one of the brights from the quilt alongside the white border to audition it.

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    I would try putting a wide border maybe 2" of the brighter pink color to see if it looks right, if not maybe a bright purple
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    i would only add another border if the size is not large enough as it is.
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    Short answer - yes. Longer answer - it looks unfinished to me the way it is. Just my opinion though. I love what you've done so far. Is that applique?

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    I would put another border in a bright color. The white makes it very pale IMHO. Very nice quilt by the way. I do love the soft colors you have used.
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    It's adorable! Maybe would've used the white as trim all around connecting the sashing and then the beige/tan border. But I think it's cute as is. Just depends on how big you want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36 View Post
    Depending on how big you want the quilt to be...personally and this is just my preference of course. I would have put a 1 1/2" or 2" border of one of the colors in the quilt and then the wider outside border and then bind it with the inner border color but that is what I would do...and BTW I love love this quilt...Looks like a lot of work.....

    I agree with Btiny36. But it is best to audition to be able to find the perfect border. You have done a very lovely job with piecing this quilt.
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    I also agree with Btiny!

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    Awe..... that's so cute! I would do another border, and I'd probably use that pretty green in the upper corner or the cute check, only because everything goes with green.

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    I think I'd put another one if I were you. Maybe a hot pink. Our quilt is so cute!! Great job!
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    actually (since you asked) I would replace the white border with 2-3" pink plolkadot border. White is too pale and make the quilt look washed out!!!! Cute quilt !!!!!
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    What I would do is add a bright binding color if you think it just needs a little more pop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsister63 View Post
    actually (since you asked) I would replace the white border with 2-3" pink plolkadot border. White is too pale and make the quilt look washed out!!!! Cute quilt !!!!!
    Since you asked, I agree with bigsister and it is a darling quilt anyway you decide to go!

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    I would add either the yellow or the red fabric for a border to make the whole quilt "pop". It is very sweet.
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    I think I would add another in a brighter color, if it will not make it to large. Really cute quilt!

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    Do what you like. It's nice as is. Love your appliqué. Is it hand appliquéd?

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    Yes you do

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    Personally, I'd add another border. The quilt is absolutely darling!

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    yup, needs another boarder to showcase it. Love the quilt though, nice job so far.

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    If you need another border for size, I would use purple. Cute quilt!
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    If you want just a little something to frame it up, try making the binding a bit darker than the border that you have. I have done that a few times and it always makes a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyWh View Post
    Do what you like. It's nice as is. Love your appliqué. Is it hand appliquéd?
    Glad you like the applique. Yes it is hand appliqued

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