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Thread: Top with just binding?

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    I just finished the piecing on my first quilt top (thought I did). Itís just charms sewn together, nothing fancy. Itís for a Cal King bed. I made it 16 charms wide X 15 charms long. Once on the bed, hubby thinks I should forgo the border and just add more charms and a binding. Is this ďokayĒ to do?

    I do think it will look just fine with no border.

    Michele

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    Absolutely! Your quilt, your rules :)

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    there are no rules that say you have to add a border :) so if you like it without, go for it!

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    i think it would be fine

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    i prefer quilts without plain borders. especially if you just put one on just to make the quilt bigger. it's your quilt, whatever you do will be the right thing to do.

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    I agree with your hubby!! :D

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    Definitely ok! No quilt police would even think of arguing with you. Your quilt do as you please. Would love to see a pic when you finish.

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    If thats what you want to do then yes do it, for it's your quilt
    and what makes you happy is the way to go :-D

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    Its all up to you! Thats whats great about quilting.

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    There are a surprising number of quilts out there without borders! If it looks good, go for it. Just remember to handle it carefully around the edges when you're quilting it.

    Here's a scrappy-looking (actually it's about 30 fabrics) quilt I made with no borders. You can just see the binding on the side that's hanging over the bed, it's dark brown.

    [img]http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/7589/dscf2060n.jpg[/img]

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    Very rarely do I put borders on my quilts. It's your quilt, do it however YOU want to.

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    the binding is added after it is quilted. of course you do not have to add a border if you do not want one. lots of people make quilts without borders.

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    I prefer sparing use of borders -- I think it's a more pleasing look to do away with them often.

    One thing that might be useful to you once you have your pieced top completed -- stitch all around the perimeter of the quilt a scant 1/4 inch in -- this stay stitching will secure the edge seams and keep the quilt from distorting as you handle it for layering, basing and quilting.

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    Great ideas.

    After all your input, I have decided to skip the border.

    I searched last night for additional charm packs, not having much luck, I ordered layer cakes. The fabric design I'm working with was released a year ago and I'm lucky I found what I did.

    I feel it's a good lesson to learn for future projects, especially when working with pre-cuts that have been around awhile.

    Thank you :thumbup:

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