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Old 01-03-2019, 05:42 PM
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I saw this border fabric today and fell in love with it.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/6144452...elated-1&frs=1

I contemplated how I might use it, and thought it would make a beautiful complimentary quilt to the two chenille wall hangings I made last year to display in spring/summer.

So I searched and found this pattern which I think would/could work quite nicely.

http://quiltingdigest.com/showcase-a...an-easy-quilt/

It's very similar to Warm Wishes. My focus border fabric would be much wider than the Warm Wishes blocks.

I welcome your thoughts and maybe other ideas Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:56 PM
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Wow! I love the fabric and the pattern! The only problem I see is that your border being wider might create some math difficulties. I'm sure others here will have suggestions to make it easier.
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:11 PM
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I could be looking at this wrong, but isn't your border a true border design, which means it is directional? Will it work in both directions; i.e., up and down and across, like the sample? Won't it be upside down in one direction?
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:55 AM
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Buy the fabric, it will drive you nuts if you didn't! You will eventually think of some way to use it.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:03 AM
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Beautiful fabric. Too nice to pass up. I agree you'll find something to use it.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:16 AM
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I was thinking what Jaiade said about the directional aspect with the pattern you linked to.

I do like how the bold floral print is showcased by brilliant solids in that quilt pictured. Peronally I'd keep looking for a pattern that would have all the flowers "growing upward" instead of any which way. Then buy the amount of fabric to fit the pattern.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:47 AM
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I am not sure that this is a repeating border stripe vs a true border print that runs the length of the bolt printed along each selvedge edge with the blue solid filling the space between the selvedge edge border print.

send a message to the Etsy shop owner to verify how the border is set up. She should text you a picture of the fabric still on the bolt so you can see the border.

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Old 01-04-2019, 04:23 AM
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check out dreamscapes one fabric kaleidoscope pattern. Looks great
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:39 AM
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The border you love is directional, the one in the pattern is not. Not sure if that would matter to you....
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:40 AM
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I have a friend who just bought that fabric to make a wall hanging. She's been trying to figure out how to use it, and one of her ideas was to have the skyline of a city in the background. I loved that idea when she sketched it out; I thought she could put a moon in there too. It looked fabulous, but she told me she's doing something else with it, which I can't wait to see. It is a gorgeous fabric.
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