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Thread: Need Your Input - Border or No Border

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    Need Your Input - Border or No Border

    I finished the blocks today. This is for my sister who just loves purple. (and I do mean love) I do not have a lot of purple so there are some plums and nearly pinks. I am leaning toward putting a border of about 3 inches. Please overlook the striped sheet that they are pinned on.

    What do you think? Yes. No. Less than 3 inches. More than 3 inches.
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    very nice. I like these colors! Do you still have enough pink to put a narrow border to frame it and then one of the darker color for a larger border of may be 3 inches...
    Once you sow the blocks together, you can try to place some fabrics and audition what it would look like

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    i would make the border a different size than the stripes of the blocks... i.e. if the stripes are 1.5" finished each, then 3" border would look good
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    A 3 inch border would be a nice finish to your pretty blocks!

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    I like it the way it is.

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    I would put a border on it.
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    I like it just like that! Not all quilts need a border, and to me, this is one of them!

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    I would add a border to frame the quilt. It is sure to be a happy surprise for your purple loving sister.
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    No border. Why stop the movement? I think borders are boring... unless you have to make a quilt bigger and can't think of a better way.

    (Yes, I'm terribly opinionated on borders. )
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    Very nice. I would put a border on it if I needed to make it to a specific size.
    Or I might just put a binding on it with one of the purples in the quilt.
    It will look Great either way.

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    I too vote for a border.

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    It doesn't "need" a border but a border wouldn't hurt. However, I think a narrow border would be too wimpy.

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    Beautiful quilt and colors. I would put a white border on it.
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    Border! So as to not shorten the look when binding it. Either 3" or 2 1/2" of med purple should work... u have enough dark already, I think
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    I am not an expert but would add a border with the same colors.
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    Lovely purples! I vote for a narrow stop border and then a 3" outer border following by a dark binding.
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    I would like a border...and I like helou's idea for a small pink and a larger darker border.

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    What a pretty creation. the colors you paired with the purple work great and you accomplished making a purple quilt with style. I agree with MadQuilter on the border.

    If you have to make it bigger for size, I would add another row of blocks if you have enough fabric rather than a small border.

    If you want to add a border for the effect, make it a wider than average one to give it some omph. Figure out how much fabric you have to work with and make the border as wide as it allows.

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    I'm not normally a border person. But, this time, I vote YES for a border. I think the size you suggested in the darkest purple would finish it off nicely. Then a small print or stripe for the binding. (If you have any.)
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    I agree with helou the narrow pink border would really et it off.

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    If you decide to use a border, I would use the darkest purple. . She is going to love it.

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    I think it's your choice. Personally, I'd probably leave it the way it is. Just bind it and gift. Whatever you decide, I'm sure your purple loving sis will love it.
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    I would border it. I would audition one side with just a dark purple border (the same size as your strips) and the other side with a border of the lighter pink/purple and then the dark color. The colors blend very nicely and I'm sure she will be pleased with the balance the pinkish and bluish ones give it, but if she is a purple person, then it should have a dark purple border.

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    I think it looks okay the way it is.

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    A border is like a picture frame. So yes, I think a border of maybe 4-5 inches would be nice.

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