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Thread: Help! Should I border or leave alone?

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    Junior Member Ardelle Coult's Avatar
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    Just finished this quilt and the border fabric I bought just does not work. Not sure if I should just leave it alone or go shopping. It is mostly batik.
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    I don't have advice for you, but I WANT IT!! :lol:

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    How fun and colorful. I love it! It kind of has a border with the sashing so unless you want it bigger-why spend the money? It looks great as is.

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    I would border it with the blue batik used for the sky in each block then bind it in the darker blue...or even perhaps do a piano key border using all the colors used inhte quilt...you did a great job BTW...I love the wonky lighthouses

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    I usually like a border, but this is one that doesn't need it. I'd leave it just like it is. It's really cute!

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    border with light blue background and darker blue binding...lov it

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    What a fun quilt! I agree if you don't need it bigger then why bother! If you do need it bigger, pick a color from the lighthouses. Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    How fun and colorful. I love it! It kind of has a border with the sashing so unless you want it bigger-why spend the money? It looks great as is.
    I agree. The only question is size. Fun quilt!

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    I'd leave it as is...

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    I'll lay it out with the light blue as a border and the dark blue as the binding and see how it looks. Thanks for the input.

    The pattern is from With Needle and Thread. She has some really cute patterns.

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    cute!

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    I like it just the way it is.... Save your money for your next project!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardelle Coult
    Just finished this quilt and the border fabric I bought just does not work. Not sure if I should just leave it alone or go shopping. It is mostly batik.
    What a lovely quilt! Do you have the fabrics you used for the appliques? If so, you could use them to make a pieced border -- it's really quite easy & you'd be pulling in the colors from everywhere! Good luck & enjoy it!

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    I'd do a scrappy BINDING with left over fab from blocks. That will jazz it up

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    I'll go through my scraps and see if I still have any of the fabric from the appliques. That may look good. Thanks!

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    I wouldn't put a border around it, it's beautiful the way how it is.

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    Fabulous. Leave it alone, it's the best.

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    It is wonderful. I would add a border but that's just me.

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    It doesn't need a border unless you need to make it bigger. It's beautiful!

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    It looks like you have your answer, but I'll throw in my two cents worth anyway! I really like the idea of a scrappy border with the various colors used in the lighthouses, etc. I'd probably bind it in the darker blue if I did that. I hope you'll share another picture when you're finished - this is a really cute quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    I would border it with the blue batik used for the sky in each block then bind it in the darker blue...or even perhaps do a piano key border using all the colors used inhte quilt...you did a great job BTW...I love the wonky lighthouses
    the first thought that came to my mind was the piano key border also - using all the colors in the quilt. WOW, you did a fantastic job! Love it! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie in NM
    I'd do a scrappy BINDING with left over fab from blocks. That will jazz it up
    Exactly my thoughts, or if not enough fabric, a striped binding cut on the bias would look funky too.

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    First of all--I WANT THIS QUILT! How cute! Secondly, if you need to make it bigger, by all means border it. However, the truth is, it looks great just as it is :thumbup:

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    Sorry hit enter twice!

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    It already kinda has its own border...its just the same color and width as the sashing. I'd leave it. It looks fantastic!

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