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Thread: border or no border

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    Senior Member quilting librarian's Avatar
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    Yes, I think a border would be great!

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    I would add a border.

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    I'm with everyone else...go for the border!!!

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    Yes, absolutely and your blocks are very nice.

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    I agree, a border would add to the overall look of your quilt. Very nice work!

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    I think a border would frame it nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahm4605
    I love the quilt. it is fab so far. I too would use at least two boarders. If it were me. I would lay out a couple of fabrics and play with widths and number of boarders till you have one that just screams to you. I like three boarders for some reason. Most of mine end up having three. a very thin 1-2 then a 2 1/2-3 1/2 then a 4 or larger. its like matting and framing a work of art.

    What a beautiful quilt you have presented to us. IMHO the quilt would look better with outside borders.

    Visualize your quilt as a picture on the wall. See the picture, the matting and then the frame. Sometimes pictures have double mats to help set off the picture. You could even add in a a small piping between border one and border two. I like to have a darker color as the final outside border, and use that fabric for the binding as well. The other alternative to this would be a binding made with all of the different fabrics used in the quilt.

    Good luck with your quilt project. Please keep us updated with pictures.

    Pam M

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    I like the two borders!

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    I vote , Yes.

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    Definitely a border. I think borders really help frame a quilt - and adds such a nice focus to the quilt!

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    BEAUTIFUL!! I vote for a border also.

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    Definitely a border...already very pretty.

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    Border. Think of it as a mat for a picture - it is the finishing touch that makes the picture stand out. Love the colors you used, that's a great pattern.

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    yes to the border, very nice job

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    Your blocks are stunning! I vote for borders, too. Love your work.

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    Yes, a border would look good. The softest color in your color pallet would not take away from your quilt. I really like the colors that you chose.

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    Yse to a border. A darker tone from the quilt.

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    Thanks I am going to add the small inside border then a larger one, but not that large.

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    I'm a yes, a boarder. I think a boarder will make it look more 'finished'.

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    Yes, my eye says a border is needed to contain the compases.

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    You definately need a least one border. Just makes a nice finishing touch.

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    I vote for borders! :)

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    I agree that a border would bring it together. What about using a frame of squares of each color?

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    Border or not - it is very beautiful; awesome piecework!

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    I vote yes for a border. They are lovely compass's. They really look 3D. Brilliant.

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