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Thread: Cottage Romance - Borders or no borders?

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    I would put a boarder and than maybe scallop the edge, good luck let us see when completed.

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    I also prefer the small green border and then the larger floral...just beautiful!

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    IMHO, I agree that a green border will break your pattern and allow your floral border to stand on its own. However, I think it should be half the width of the floral border so it isn't lost in all the floral prints. Thanks for trusting our opinions! lol And, thanks for sharing.
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    Depends on what you need for the size. If it's as big as you need I would just quilt it.
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    I would add the border then bind with the pale sage fabric(?) I see within the quilt. Good luck with your decision Best Stitches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm View Post
    I would make 2 borders- a thin green one and then the rose on in the 3rd pic. I love this fabric line!
    I agree, maybe 1 1/2" (cut) green border & a 3 1/2" (cut) outer floral border would just really set this lovely quilt.

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    I like quilts both ways and this would work borderless unless you need to make it larger. Lovely

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    I think a solid pink or green border would be really nice. something solid due to the quilt being busy already. good luck it is beautifil.
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    Yep green and then floral. Lovely quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm View Post
    I would make 2 borders- a thin green one and then the rose on in the 3rd pic. I love this fabric line!
    I agree whole heartedly! the narrow green will just frame out and set it off, the 2nd border will just finish it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bailey View Post
    Sorry for such poor pictures but if you can use your imagination please. Should I border this quilt or just put a binding on and call it finished? I am really undecided and would really like your opinions.
    This quilt top really is straight but I guess it is not pinned on the wall very well.
    I love this pattern. Would you mind sharing the name of it. I have some fabric that would look wonderful in this pattern. Also, I love the wide flower border in the last picture.

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    Border, it brings it all together. Or I just think it looks prettier that way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm View Post
    I would make 2 borders- a thin green one and then the rose on in the 3rd pic. I love this fabric line!
    I agree this would really set it off.....
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    I usually add borders but it depends on your needs. Is it big enough now? Perhaps a small border with a different colour binding? Whatever you select will be beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bailey View Post
    Sorry for such poor pictures but if you can use your imagination please. Should I border this quilt or just put a binding on and call it finished? I am really undecided and would really like your opinions.
    This quilt top really is straight but I guess it is not pinned on the wall very well.
    I would add the border, it just gives it that "Finished" look (but that's just me). You have done such a nice job and the fabrics you picked look so good together. Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm View Post
    I would make 2 borders- a thin green one and then the rose on in the 3rd pic. I love this fabric line!
    I agree, thin border to "frame" the quilt then the rose border....Very nice quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm View Post
    I would make 2 borders- a thin green one and then the rose on in the 3rd pic. I love this fabric line!
    I like this idea too. The thin green would really set it off

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    I love this idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm View Post
    I would make 2 borders- a thin green one and then the rose on in the 3rd pic. I love this fabric line!
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    A border would make a big difference. I agree with the small green one also, if you want to go for that, it would make it stand out.................

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    Love your fabric choices. Yes, I would do a border, maybe even two. Green narrow border then the floral pink as a wider border.

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    I love the rose fabric but I think I would add the green border also. Beautiful quilt.

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    I would definitely add 2 borders, a narrower one (green) then the roses, putting a break between the quilt and the outside border. Love the shabby chic, country romance style, that is my favorite! Beautiful work!
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    I agree with everyone. Add the border. It ties everything together for sure. And the green binding will be so pretty.
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    Yes, a green inner border, narrow 2 1/2 inches, then a darker rose color on the outer border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthrings View Post
    I would add a border, but I add borders 99% of the time. I think it's rare that a border doesn't enhance a quilt.

    I totally agree with you ruthrings.
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