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Thread: Border or No Border ?

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    Id like a border to frame it

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    I would put a red border on it, I think. Very pretty.

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    I would go for the border - a border just seems to frame a quilt and bring it altogether for me.

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    Border. Medium/narrow of red and then either the blue or the white in a medium width. But then it is, your quilt and you and do as you wish. Enjoy and I do understand that a little input from others always makes you own ideas solidify.

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    If it were mine and not knowing what the back fabric is like, I think an all white border about 3" (finished) wide, then a very small red one (about 1" finished) finishing with the blue. IMHO

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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing, add border, old Navy gal here married to old Navy guy.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Yes, Myself I would put a thin red border then a thicker blue. even a darker blue. It is fantastic by the way.
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
    Stay strong and keep looking up.

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    I always think a border "ends" it...so I vote for a border!
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    I really think you need a border and then cut binding and add it to the edge. Will look more professional. Love it so far.

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    I like borders to finish a quilt. Maybe a narrow border of dark brown picked up from the eagle, and a wider red border, then red binding to finish it. At least that would be my choice.
    Shirley in Arizona

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    I'm new but I'd add a border with a dark binding.

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    just a dark solid or almost solid binding would work for me. maybe a 2" dark border.

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    I like it without a border but if you feel it needs one, I'd got with red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62 View Post
    I would add a red border.
    Ditto..... I really like what you did

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    I vote for a border or maybe a small border then a larger one. Quilt is pretty as is too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM View Post
    Good job so far. IMHO, a narow border of the red, followed by a wider one of the blue would be great.
    I totally agree with QM!

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    It's very pretty but I think a border would look great on it.

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    beautiful what about a red border

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    I would add a brown border, bring out the eagle.
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    I think a border would be nice!

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    Very nice, I vote for a blue border.
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    lay a piece of the fabric you would use for border dowm beside the top, the width you would like to use. Stand back take a picture , look at it and see how you feel.also make the picture black and white then look at it. Does it flow smoothly or does it look like you wanted to make the quilt bigger?I have tried this many times and it really helps.I also do this when I pick fabric for a quilt top.Beleive me a fabric that doesn't belong will let you know, or a quilt that doesn't need a border will say so.

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    Border - Narrow red, wider white and bind in the blue.
    Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM View Post
    Good job so far. IMHO, a narow border of the red, followed by a wider one of the blue would be great.
    That's exactly what borders I was thinking would be good too.

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    That is a beautiful quilt. Looking at your quilt with the eagle picture in the middle, I would put a narrow binding, not a border, of brown to enhance the brown in the eagle. It could also be a darker blue.
    I think a red border would compete with the red blocks and your eyes would go to the red blocks with the red border. As use-to-be painter, sometimes quilts are like pictures to me and need a "picture frame" to finish them (not compete with blocks in the over all quilt). The darker frame would make the picture stand out, especially since yours has a picture center. imho

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