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Thread: border or no border

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    This is a picture of the Mariners Compass I have made up. The pattern does not call for a border but I was thinking of putting one on. Should I?
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    I think a border would tie it altogether - I say 'yes'

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    I love the mariners compass. Yes, I think a border would be lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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    Wow, that's pretty! Personally, I am a fan of borders. I generally use 2, a narrow inner border and wider outer border. To me, it's the equivalent of adding mats to a picture frame. The picture alone can be nice, but it really stands out with the matting. Same thing with quilts.

    I'd chose one of the mid to darker tones for an inner border and a lighter one for the outer border, then either the same as inner or another similar tone for binding. JMHO :)

    Lay out some fabrics and audition them. It helps to decide.

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    I think a border would work well also. Go for it!!!

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    Beautiful quilt.
    I usually don't like borders, but think this quilt needs one - not too big though

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    Ditto - it's calling for a border. One of the darks that you used in the sashing.

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    I vote for a border also. Great quilt!

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    I second the double-border idea-- narrow then a wide, but not too wide.

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    I agree. It is lovely and you should be proud.

    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Ditto - it's calling for a border. One of the darks that you used in the sashing.

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    Yes, a border and beautiful work too!!!
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    I vote yes - I like how borders pull everything together.

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    I vote yes.
    I think a border pulls everything together!
    Beautiful quilt!

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    Without a border you would lose some of the sides of the blocks so yes a border would be great.

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    I'm a border person. I think even a small one would frame your design and finish it off.

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    Beautiful quilt. I vote for a small border with a wider border to finish it off.

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    very nice but i think a border would set it all off

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    Go for the border!

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    Yes

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    Very pretty...yep even a small border would tie everything together.

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    YES!! Another one voting for borders. First a small and then a bit wider outer border would please my eye.

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    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.

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    It would look good either way, but I think I would put a border. very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    I think a border would tie it altogether - I say 'yes'
    me too.

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    border

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