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    Help with borders

    I recently purchased a kit for a turkey twister. I decided I wanted to do different borders then what the kit had. Now I'm not sure I made the right choice in changing the borders. I sewed the inner border I chose on and the two side outer borders on and I think the outer border may be too busy so I stopped sewing. Can you please give me your advice?
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    I love it! Great choice of fabric. I also really like the pattern. I haven't seen that one before.

    Wonderful job!
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    I love that outside fabric, but I think you are right. It overpowers the turkey, which is a cute piece on it's own.

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    Cute pattern I agree it does over power the turkey.
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    Any suggestions on which color borders I should use? I bought the kit and then realized I didn't want mine to look like everyone else's. I know I should've thought of that before I bought the kit. I'm sure I'll use the border fabric the kit had on another project.

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    I like the fabric but also like darker outer boarders. I would suggest a simple print or tone on tone darker brown, just like a picture frame.

    I haven't seen this pattern but it is really cute.
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    soooo cute! i think the outer border is fine... the green border stops the center pattern... and the leaves are not so large to draw attention from the turkey
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    I like the fabric but also like darker outer boarders. I would suggest a simple print or tone on tone darker brown, just like a picture frame.

    I haven't seen this pattern but it is really cute.
    I held a brown batik up to my computer screen and I agree with quilt addict. It does look framed. Cute turkey.

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    AWWWWWW COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL I myself would put that border all the way around, I think it makes the turkey pop.............. love it.
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    If it was me I would leave that border fabric. Your turkey is made with tone on tone fabric and has a plain smaller green border between it and the floral fabric. The floral picks up each colour in the turkey and compliments it.

    Very cute. Well done.

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    I'd leave it too. It's a happy turkey with a happy frame. Maybe he managed to escape the hunters and is living in the fall foliage.
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    It looks great! I think you chose well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by busy fingers View Post
    If it was me I would leave that border fabric. Your turkey is made with tone on tone fabric and has a plain smaller green border between it and the floral fabric. The floral picks up each colour in the turkey and compliments it.

    Very cute. Well done.
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    I think it looks great. Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I think it looks great, keep on going.

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    Thanks for the input everyone.

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    I would leave it on and put a darker binding on it. Not a problem. I likeit.

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    How about that maroon fabric? Or a packed fall leaves on black ?

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    For a one day celebration, I really like it!

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    It looks great! If you think the leaves are too busy, try a border that doesn't have as much going on, perhaps a darker one.

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    I love the border fabric you have! I think it will be great, especially if you bind with a darker color (or maybe the green of the inner border). You could also cut the border down in size slightly - maybe an inch all the way around? - which would lessen its effect.

    I think it is lovely, and very cute.
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    I like the leaf border. It really pulls it all together.
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    Too cute! Do you have enough leaf fabric to do the top and bottom, and then bind it with your green? I personally think that would 'quiet it down' and still get to use the leaf fabric - which is perfect in color, theme, and scale.

    Show us your finished project :-)

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    I just love this border. Perfect choice.

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    Love the border, it is perfect with the turkey!!!

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