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Thread: Help! how do the doggies feet go?

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    I am making a quilt with doggies around the edge of it. The doggies feet on the bottom are going down, on the sides they are pointing out, so what direction would the doggies feet go on the top? Should they point to the outside or should they be be pointing down? If they point out the quilt would have no top or bottom. If they point down the quilt would have a top and a bottom with doggies facing outwards on the sides.

    Does this make sense to you all? I sure need some opinions here.

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    I would make it with feet pointing down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    I would make it with feet pointing down.
    I agree, feet pointing down.

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    Add me to the "Pointing Down" list

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    DOWN

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    I agree with everyone, down.

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    I think it depends upon how you plan to use the quilt - if to display on a wall or as a bedspread, I would say down. But if you plan to use it as a table topper it would be cute to have the feet pointing all the way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwestmary
    I think it depends upon how you plan to use the quilt - if to display on a wall or as a bedspread, I would say down. But if you plan to use it as a table topper it would be cute to have the feet pointing all the way around.
    Actually, we are raffling this quilt off - so it will be displayed a lot for the next few months-

    DOWN seems to be the consensus - -Thanks everybody so much for your input. I really am working in a fog right now as I have been on this quilt now it seems forever and each day brings another crisis about it - -sigh

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    pointing down

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    I would say it depends on the main part of the quilt.

    If the fabric in the blocks is directional and there is a clear top, then the feet should go down.

    If the print on the blocks is not directional and go various directions, then the feet should go out.

    In other words, the border direction should match the quilt direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudreyB
    I would say it depends on the main part of the quilt.

    If the fabric in the blocks is directional and there is a clear top, then the feet should go down.

    If the print on the blocks is not directional and go various directions, then the feet should go out.

    In other words, the border direction should match the quilt direction.
    What she said.

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    The middle of the quilt is log cabins set on point - so it is NOT directional.

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    I would have the feet pointing out, so they it's symmetrical. To me, pointing down would look like a mistake, since they point outward the rest of the way around, if I'm understanding you right. Since you're not keeping it, you don't know how it might be used. Just my two cents.

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    Hmm... I don't think there's a should at all. Although I'd tend to have all the feet point out as well. So it'll look like doggies running in a circle around the quilt.

    Or if you decide to define a top and bottom (by having the "top dogs" with feet pointing inwards), perhaps considere putting one doggie in a corner of the centre somewhere, to help define the direction?

    Just saying to confuse you further, erm I mean... so you know you can't go wrong whichever way you choose! :D

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    If the main part of the quilt is not directional, I would put the feet pointing out. That way it doesn't matter which is the top or the bottom of the quilt.

    JMHO

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    I vote non-directional. It's more playful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandee
    pointing down
    :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudreyB
    I would say it depends on the main part of the quilt.

    If the fabric in the blocks is directional and there is a clear top, then the feet should go down.

    If the print on the blocks is not directional and go various directions, then the feet should go out.

    In other words, the border direction should match the quilt direction.
    agreed

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    Is this quesiton for real?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacebypiece
    Is this quesiton for real?
    Yes, I just hit a mental block on this and am asking for legit help
    thanks to you all for your help.

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