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Thread: Need help deciding on a border

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    Can not make a decision today....thoughts?

    full quilt with all three options
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    pink that is on the bottom? Breast Cancer material that is on the side?
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    polka dot brown?
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    Ouch my carpet looks dirty...I'm going to blame the camera!

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    I like the polka dot brown.

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    I like the while polka dot print and would use the pink as binding.

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    I like the white polka dot too.

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    I too like the brown polka dots with pink as binding

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    Brown polka dots ( does anyone do the polka these days LOL)
    and pink binding.

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    Hi Pam,

    What a nice quilt. I like the polka dot border.

    You could have the polkda dot border in say a 2" border first.
    Then put a thin 1/2 inch folded fabric border in the
    Breast Cancer polka dots fabric.
    Then follow with a 3-4" outside border.

    I would have the binding match the outside border.
    If fabric is in short supply, I would then think about making the binding a scrappy binding using all of the fabrics used in the quilt.
    I would have each scrap be in varied short lengths with the fabrics repeating so they continue around the quilt.

    Please keep us updated as you progress through your project.

    Pam M

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    the brown polka dot lets your quilt show!

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    I agree!

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    The brown polka dots.
    I like Polka dots, any color.

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    I vote for white dots for border and brown dots for binding. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    I like the while polka dot print and would use the pink as binding.
    I agree. I think the white makes the quilt pop. The brown blends in too much. If you use the brown, I think you need a narrow border of the white between the quilt and the outer border and bind in the pink.

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    If I had enough fabric, I would do a narrow border in the pink to frame it without overwhelming it, then the brown polka dot for a wider border. But I love the look of a small border then a larger one.

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    I like the brown too. bind with the left one maybe.

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    My choice would be a very narrow strip of the pink then a wider strip of the multi on white and use the brown dots for binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    I like the while polka dot print and would use the pink as binding.
    My thoughts, also.

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    I like white polka dots, I too think the brown blends too much with the solid brown, the white does pop more, also agree the pink binding

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    I like the while polka dot print and would use the pink as binding.
    I'm with this gal. I like the lighter polka dots and the pink or even the brown for the border.

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    Wow thanks everyone....I like the idea of the white polka dots with the pink material and then the brown polka for the binding...how do I make my strips into binding?

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    I'd want to know where the quilt is going ... or who it is going to. Then I'd tailor my choice to that. A lot of options but for me this is my starting point.

    BTW ... your carpet just looks dark because I know how hard it is to get proper lighting for picture taking a largish quilt.

    ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by linz83
    I too like the brown polka dots with pink as binding
    me too

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    I like the pink !

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I vote for white dots for border and brown dots for binding. :)
    My thoughts, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    Brown polka dots ( does anyone do the polka these days LOL)
    and pink binding.
    In the good ol' days, all the time and the Schottish (sp) too, but now that everything is sagging and hurting and worn out, no, sadly.
    And PS: I too vote for the brown Polka Dots.

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