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Thread: Need help with borders--sunglasses needed

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    This quilt is for my 6 year old grandson. He requested dragons. Should I add a border or just bind it? If border is needed what color would you suggest?
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    I like borders as it gives an ending to the design. Any of the primary colors you have alreay used would look good.

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    Looks great to me just the way it is. :thumbup:
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    I would border it in black, or whatever the dark color is in the focus blocks and then bind it with a bright color :D:D:D

    I love this bright and cheerful quilt 8-)8-)8-)

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    If you use a color that is in the quilt middle where it touches that color you will lose the design. So I suggest another color--maybe a green that is darker. Maybe even black? Nice quilt and bright--I love the vibrant colors.

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    Orange. Then background color binding.
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    I would put a black border on it and use all the primary colors(a strip of each until you have enough) for the binding!!

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    not expert here,, but I think a black border would make the colors pop,, hope this helps... :thumbup: :D :thumbup: :-D

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    Very nice! I also think black!

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    Ditto!
    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    I would put a black border on it and use all the primary colors(a strip of each until you have enough) for the binding!!

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    Yup, small black border and BRIGHT binding.

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    Cute quilt!

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    ALL OF THEM! GREAT QUILT FOR A YOUNG BOY.

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    I am thinking black also :lol: Love all the bright colors :thumbup:

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    I would do a black border. Nice work!

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    I think a black border and one of the brights (or a combination of them) for binding.

    Looks nice!

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    Stripes of the primary colours cut on the bias? I have not been quilting long, but i have seen that on a similar quilt, and it rocked.

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    For binding I sometime will cut the strips cross grain of the fabric (42" and then cut in half and sew diagonally and then bind. Makes a nice looking multi color border.

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    or the print fabric would make a good binding as well.

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    I think a border would be nice. Pick whichever color you have the most of and use that as the border. It's a cute quilt.

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    Very nice. I like the bright colors. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly Nana
    Ditto!
    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    I would put a black border on it and use all the primary colors(a strip of each until you have enough) for the binding!!
    Ditto!!!
    OR if you have more dragon fabric... use that as final binding.
    Just my thought!
    Love the bright colors & am sure your grandson will too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    I would put a black border on it and use all the primary colors(a strip of each until you have enough) for the binding!!
    I like this idea as well. I think it would really bring it all together.

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