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Thread: Need help in choosing border

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    Need help in choosing border

    I started this quilt a long time ago and want to finish it. I want to add a small (2-inch) border and then a 6-inch border. Do either of these fabrics look right for the outer border? Any other suggestions?

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    I think they both look good, but my choice would be the print. The solid would give you a more "primitive" look than the print, if that helps.

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    This is a close up of the print. The non-print is a tone-on-tone.

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    I think I'd probably go with the tone on tone vs the print - but that's me. Have you auditioned them in the reverse as well??? Lighter fabric as inner border and darker as outer? Just a thought with no clue as to how it might look.

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    I agree w/ NJ, I would do the second set of "tone on tone" fabric w/ the lighter as the inside and darker as the outer border.
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    I don't have much of the dark fabric, not enough to use as the outer border. I need to look through my stash some more. Trying to avoid buying new fabric.
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    I like the print better. Then bind with the blue or red if you have enough.

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    I prefer the print, the tone on tone looks to washed out to me. I agree would put a red border.
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    I like the addition of the dark tonal even if it is only a narrow band around, then go around with the wider print border.
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    Either color will look great.
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    I think either would look good. I love the quilt....that is a tree shape, right? How cute!!


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    Yes, it is a tree. The pattern is "Pine Valley" from "The Thimbleberries Guide for Weekend Quilters". I started it years ago.
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