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    Now what?

    So I like how this turned out and it's just the size of a queen bed top which is great but does it NEED a border? I usually do like a border so in a way it looks unfinished to me, but in a way I like it as is.
    what do you think? I really like the size as is. Hmmn, what do you think?

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    Love it as it is. But you will lose the sashing around the top and bottom two side ornaments if you do not add a narrow border.
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    I do not normally add borders, and this one is fine as is especially if you like the size as is. I would bind in a red print for a final festive touch.
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    i'd like to see a border or two. but if you chose to leave it, that would look fine too
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    If it is the size you want don't add a border. If you want it larger then, add one. Nice quilt!
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    Either way!!

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    I like it as is. If no border is use I would put a nice red binding as Jeanne S suggested

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    Beautiful! I think I would border it. Maybe a narrow red, then a bit wider green. Bind in red.

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    How about just binding it to match the ornament sashing that touches the sides? If you are happy with the size, don't mess with it.
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    I would just bind in a contrasting color. Either red or the cream background fabric. Very festive!
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    well if used as a Christmas quilt to show off and not necessarily for warmth, I think it just fitting the mattress is fine. I like the way you finished the background. There are three fabrics in there I would love to have!! very pretty.

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    OH!!! Now I get it, hahaha! Oh well, my graphics may inspire someone else design for a tree.
    Let what you've done here. I'd border it, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    OH!!! Now I get it, hahaha! Oh well, my graphics may inspire someone else design for a tree.
    Let what you've done here. I'd border it, too.

    Jan in VA (posted to the previous post on this topic.)

    Thnks Jan, I did see the other posting and I do like it, but this is what I meant. I might try to remember your idea for another time though.

    I appreciate everyone's thoughts and ideas. I guess the consensus is to use red for the binding so I will certainly do that! As for a border I'm not sure yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingbuddy View Post
    Thnks Jan, I did see the other posting and I do like it, but this is what I meant. I might try to remember your idea for another time though.

    I appreciate everyone's thoughts and ideas. I guess the consensus is to use red for the binding so I will certainly do that! As for a border I'm not sure yet.
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    If you are happy with the size just add the red binding as Jeanne S suggests. That really is a nice holiday quilt.
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    You could just use red binding to give an edge, not exactly a border.
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    Really like how you've done this!

    Doesn't NEED a border, but if you chose to add one, that would be nice too.

    Like the suggestion of red binding.

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    If it were mine, I would add a border -- even a very narrow one -- to give the eye a stopping place. I was always told that a work of art needs a frame of some kind, and this is definitely a work of art. I really like the idea of binding your quilt in red. Hmmm! What about a jelly roll width of red for the border and a binding of the same color? That sounds intriguing.
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    maybe draping it over your bed would help your decision about a border (or no border). If no border, I would add a bright red binding picking up some of the reds in your ornaments.
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    I wouldn't add borders if it was mine. I love the way the quilt turned out. Congratulations! It's gorgeous.

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    I loved the blocks that you posted yesterday, but the current incarnation is gorgeous. I agree that I'd put on a border, although it doesn't have to be very wide.

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    That came out terrific. Most of the quilts I make don't have borders. If you are going to sue it on the bed, Add them only if the quilt needs it. I wouldn't put one on the top.
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    I personally would add borders.

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    I agree that you could just do a binding, but I would add one more row at the top so you do not lose the top sashing. It might also make a more balanced feel with the bottom having the 2 'extra' rows. Love this idea of the ornaments tree!

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    Just beautiful! My vote is to leave it as is.

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