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Thread: NEED HELP DECIDING ON INNER BORDER

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    Super Member chamby's Avatar
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    I want to keep the purple theme and not the yellow or green.
    I need opinion on which to use as the inner border. Here are the two choices. Either the small print or the strip print.
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    I definitely like the strip print better.
    What if you put a thin strip of the purple and then the strip?
    Very nice quilt!!!!

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    Small print, or turn the stripes going long ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnemily
    I definitely like the strip print better.
    Very nice quilt!!!!
    Me too. It was immediate when I scrolled down that I liked that stripe so much more. Gives the illusion of a piano key inner border and I am a sucker for pieced borders.

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    I like the small print better. Directional prints will fight with something on the sides.

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    I, too, like the small print.

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    I vote for the stripe! However, you won't go wrong with the print either! :)

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    Strip print will pull it together like a 2" and then the purple to finish it off maybe 3.5".

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    All your choices are wonderful. I love the one with a tiny border of purple, then the stripe -

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmagee84
    I vote for the stripe! However, you won't go wrong with the print either! :)
    i agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I like the small print better. Directional prints will fight with something on the sides.
    I knew there was a reason I was not totally pleased with the strip. You put it into works for me. You are right. I get the feeling that it is fighting for attention and draws away from the quilt itself. So I believe I will go with the print instead. Thanks for all of the opinions. I will post again once the borders are on. I am planning on going back for more of the purple for the back and binding.

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    I vote for the small print. I think the striped border will take away from the drama of the print top. Where as the small print will highlight it. Either way it will be and is gorgeous.

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    I like the solid blue and then the striped for a thinning middle or outside border.
    I just think that any print detracts from the design you used in the quilt. Putting a solid... the purple first frames it beautifully and then the strip or other frames it again and finishes it off.

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    I definitely like the strip print better. Makes it more interesting. Whatever you choose, it is a darling quilt. Love your colors.

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    I'm voting for the small print. LOVE the purple

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    I like the stripe. It's a very pretty quilt.

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