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Thread: Cottage Romance - Borders or no borders?

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    Cottage Romance - Borders or no borders?

    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.
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    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.
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    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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    I like it with a border best, lovely fabrics!

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    i like it just the way you have it so far
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    I think adding a little green boarder first then the other flower one would be beautiful

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    I like the look of that fabric you have up for the border and use the green for the binding. Very pretty!

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    I also vote for a thinner green border then add the flowered fabric for the outer border. I love your fabrics.

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    Yes for the border. Love the idea of a thin green border and then the border shown would tie the whole quilt together beautifully!
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    Beautiful fabrics!!! The border really adds to it. I vote for the small green border then the flower border. Very pretty!!!!
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    Oh what a beautiful quilt!! Love your fabrics. I would deffinitly add at least one border. Would love to see a picture after this is quilted!!

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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!
    Yes, add a thin green inner border, or a darkish pink. Then the rose print. You've done a great job, it is so pretty!

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    I think I'd just bind it and be done. Its beautiful by the way!!
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    Very pretty. If it were mine, I'd do a green inner border (the paisley if you have more - otherwise a marble) and the floral outer border. Then I'd bind with either the green or a rose.

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    I agree with the small green border and then your floral one......love your quilt any way you decide to do it though!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floralfab View Post
    I also vote for a thinner green border then add the flowered fabric for the outer border. I love your fabrics.
    I second this opinion. Alternatively, use dark pink for the inner border.
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    I would add a thin border of the DEEPEST rose color then a wider border of the rose print! I always add borders to my quilts. I'd feel naked without them.
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    I would do the darker green thin border, then a wider dark rose colored border, or just the opposite. It's very pretty!
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    I'd just bind and call it done. Love the calming colors.
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    i like that small green and then flower border. very romantic

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    Adding that wonderful floral border makes the quilt so soft and feminine. I love it. Very shabby schiek.
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    Hi
    I vote thin green and larger floral

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    oh yes, borders please. it will be beautiful!!!

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    I think the thin green and then a wide rose border would make it pop. About a inch and 1/2 for the green and a 3 in rose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debquilts2 View Post
    I think adding a little green boarder first then the other flower one would be beautiful
    I vote for tis also!

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