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Thread: Does this gift quilt need much of a border or just bind it and be done?

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    Junior Member MOLLYDOOKER2's Avatar
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    Does this gift quilt need much of a border or just bind it and be done?

    I am making this throw for a newly married couple and cant decide if it needs a border or just bind it. thanks
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    It's REALLY NICE! I personally would use the dark fabric that you used for a border on some of the blocks and make a small border around the quilt with that and then bind it with a medium green. It's a VERY nice throw and I'm sure the recipients will love it!
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    I don't think every quilt needs a border. If it's the size you want, just bind it and be done. It's a beautiful quilt.

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    Quilt looks perfect just as it is. It's my favorite color--well executed!

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    A small border would set it off. Use your trellis fabric

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    I am voting for no border.

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    What look are you wanting to achieve? Right now it has a more modern look, adding any type of border may change that look. Since the dark green is spread over the quilt binding it in that color would give it a nice, clean finish. Personally I think that would be a good choice to finish the look it currently has. It is a beautiful quilt, green has so many special meanings in different cultures, but the constant theme is a long, healthy life. Excellent choice!

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    If I were to use a border (and it'll look great either way), I'd make a border the same width as the borders around the blocks. I'd use a lighter color, though, because if you use the same color as the darker green, some of the blocks would look like they have a wider border on one side. I'm OCD, though, & like everything uniform. Then I'd bind it in the darkest color of the block borders. Very nice quilt.
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    would bind it in black and be done

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    Either way....it is awesome and striking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I don't think every quilt needs a border. If it's the size you want, just bind it and be done. It's a beautiful quilt.
    I agree with dunster. If it is the right size you want, leave it off. It is also easier not to have to quilt a border depending on you FMQ skills and when you need to have this quilt finished (such as a deadline).
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    It's beautiful, and I agree, a dark binding would look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manyhobbies View Post
    I am voting for no border.
    My thoughts, exactly.
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    A border should add to the design of the quilt, be an integral part of the whole, not just be stuck on because it's "normal" to have borders. If it won't add anything, don't bother.
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    Not long ago I saw a tut showing how a very thin border was added to a wider border then adding both as one border so the thin one looked like piping. I would do that with a light green piping then use the same dark green at the same width to break up the line of the dark green border blocks from the quilt border.

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    I vote for no border. Beautiful as is, and being so colorful it doesn't need anything else. Just bind it and be done, is my vote. Mariah
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    This is a beautiful quilt -- love it!

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    yes sash with a dark color then bindwith a med. shade

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    I think it is lovely as it is. I'm also a believer that every quilt doesn't need a border.

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    I'd say bind in a darker green.....
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    *** It is a beautiful quilt - I love the bright green.
    *** Just bind it.
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    I vote no border.......The quilt is great as is.

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    I'd put a dk green stopper before binding with the black. I like the framed look personally. My quilter friend likes no border look. Either way it is outstanding!
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    I would bind it in the same sashing fabric used between the blocks. The quilt is super! I am sure the recipient will be delighted no matter how you finish it!

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    I"m a huge fan of green. Love it! I'd say just bind it and be done unless you want to make it larger.

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