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Thread: Need border advice

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    Need border advice

    I made these sample blocks of the Disappearing Hourglss. Liked them, so decided to use as table runner. Need to add a border, but can't figure out what color or design to use. All suggestions are welcomed.
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    I love it. Very classy looking. My first thoought was a black and white pinstripe border (cut on the bias for a nice angled stripe). Or a B&W pindot .

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    the black and white is striking. it really allows any pop of color as the border. my fav is red.
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    Looks great ... a perfect way to try a pattern out.

    What I see is a a narrow border of a bright pop of colour .... whatever you might favour!
    Then either ... all white, or all black, or a black and white print.
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    Very pretty.
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    I had the same thought as zozee. pinstripe black and white cut on the bias....small version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zozee View Post
    I love it. Very classy looking. My first thoought was a black and white pinstripe border (cut on the bias for a nice angled stripe). Or a B&W pindot .
    This was my thought too.
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    I vote for a pop of red as an inner border, then possibly a black border with black binding.

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    I agree that this quilt screams for a small dose of color. A narrow color border and then your wider outer black and white border. It will be very pretty.

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    If it needs a border I would do white with black binding. I think red at this stage would just look like an add on. Just my opinion. BTW I do like you blocks, they look very elegant.
    Last edited by katesnanna; 07-15-2017 at 09:45 PM. Reason: add on

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    I like the stark look of it just as it is! A single contrasting color is all I would add --whatever bright clear color goes best with your decor.
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