Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 62

Thread: Border or No Border ?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lebanon, PA
    Posts
    675

    Border or No Border ?

    Should I add a border, or just bring the back fabric to the front when I bind it ?
    I trimmed a bandana for the center & raw edge appliqued, then quilted it (the bandana).
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Diane

  2. #2
    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    11,198
    Blog Entries
    1
    you don't show what the back is-so hard to tell if that should be used as a binding or not-the quilt doesn't necessarily need an additional border at this point- unless you want to make it larger- for a binding either the blue or the red would work nicely- depending on what you plan for backing. personally i would not bring the backing to the front- i would use an actual binding-but that's just me.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Tn
    Posts
    2,502
    Very nice. A border would look good but if you use a little darker color for your binding, that would set it off nicely too.

  4. #4
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    15,796
    Blog Entries
    2
    I would love to see a border on it myself. not sure what your backing fabric is. nice quilt though!

  5. #5
    QM
    QM is offline
    Power Poster QM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Northern California mountains
    Posts
    12,542
    Good job so far. IMHO, a narow border of the red, followed by a wider one of the blue would be great.

  6. #6
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Suring, Wisconsin
    Posts
    14,358
    A border would like nice and my preference would be the blue.

  7. #7
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,919
    Blog Entries
    45
    i vote for adding another border
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Posts
    460
    skinny red then skinny white then big red would look great

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Mabank, Texas
    Posts
    8,280
    I would add a red border.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    St. George Ut.
    Posts
    310
    A border would set it off nicely.

  11. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    7,845
    Very nice.....I too would add a border.

  12. #12
    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    3,026
    Blog Entries
    1
    Lovely quilt, I like QM's suggestion.

  13. #13
    Power Poster Tweety2911's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    17,069
    Blog Entries
    3
    Yes, a border will finish the quilt nicely!
    Helen T.

  14. #14
    Super Member DebbE's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,615
    I'd go a bit different - I'd do 3 smaller borders (maybe 2 1/2" finished) of red, then white, then blue -- a patriotic border would be more in keeping with your center block. Love your quilt!

  15. #15
    Super Member piepatch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,929
    Your quilt is very pretty! I say a definite yes for a border, maybe even two borders. One narrow and one a little wider.

  16. #16
    Super Member ScrapQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,113
    Yes a border it need something to frame it............ love the quilt - very nice.

  17. #17
    Senior Member BeverlyH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Native Texan living in beautiful Arkansas
    Posts
    466
    Voting for a red border. Very nice!
    Take care of our earth. It's the only planet with chocolate!

  18. #18
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2
    White border and a binding of red.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 09-16-2012 at 08:33 AM.
    Got fabric?

  19. #19
    Super Member Grandma Cindy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas
    Posts
    1,835
    I agree and then blue binding as well.

    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.

  20. #20
    Super Member nygal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    5,648
    A thin border of the solid red would be good to me! It's beautiful !!
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

  21. #21
    Super Member LoisM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Highland, CA
    Posts
    1,403
    I love your design! I'd go for a blue border and red binding.

  22. #22
    Senior Member BettyJean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    396
    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.
    Same here! Quilt looks great!
    Drifter

  23. #23
    Super Member javin22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    4,650
    I think I would put a border. It looks great!

  24. #24
    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Behind my sewing machine
    Posts
    7,207
    Blog Entries
    4
    I would do a 2 inch dark blue border and then a 4 inch border.of the red ..Love how it came out!

  25. #25
    Super Member ube quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    9,687
    Blog Entries
    31
    How about a red, white and then blue borders?
    peace
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.