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Thread: Do I Need A Border

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    I would prefer a border - it does frame your hard work and makes it pop.

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    Beautiful, either way!!!!

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    i don't think so. use the dark blue as your binding. that is beautiful.
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    I think this will be beautiful with/without the border. I love the blue fabrics you have selected for this pattern. Very nice job!!
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    I think it needs a border to frame it! Very nice job!

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    I think just the dark binding would be just perfect.

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    I agree, it could either way. But if it were me, I'd bind it in the darker color.

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    I agree...both ways would look nice. A 2 1/2 inch border would be a nice frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyKat View Post
    That is so pretty! I would just bind it in one of the dark fabrics unless you want it bigger. If she asks whoever takes her to the hospital to hang onto it when she goes into surgery, it should be ok. Also make a label for the back with her name and yours as the quilter and the month/yr created. I wish her a quick recovery!
    I agree that a dark binding would finish it nicely. Also, a label will help to keep her quilt from getting lost or "walking away" by accident while she's in surgery. I, too, wish her a quick recovery. Thanks for sharing.
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    Best wishes to your sister on a speedy recovery. I think using the dark blue in the binding would finish it off nicely.

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    very pretty quilt, what I would do is use the dark for the back and make it larger then fold it over to use as the border. I find that to be the easiest was (for me)

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    yes, no, maybe. lovely little quilt as is but if you want it bigger, go for a border.

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    Very pretty quilt. I like it as it is. By the way, I sent a quilt 4 hours away to my daughter in the hospital and she received it just fine. No problems whatsoever.
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    I would give it a solid border but.... that is just my opinion. Do what feels right to you. (And if you can border without going back to the store for more fabric.)

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    Either way like others said, but a solid border might emphasize the design even more. It is truly a lovely and inspiring quilt. It will uplift your sister's spirit.

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    Beautiful quilt! I agree, dark blue border if you feel like adding it, and I'd go with matching binding.

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    It is absolutely lovely. If it were mine, I would add a border as a frame for the lovely work, but it is your quilt and you need to do whatever makes you happiest. froggyintexas

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    No. I actually think a border would take away from it. If the size is OK maybe just bind it with the same fabric as the backing. You can also roll the bacvking to the front for a softer binding if the quilt is for use. It is very pretty. I hope and pray your sister will be well soon.
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    I agree with Lori...the dark border will sure make it pop!!!
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    I just would do a dark binding I think it would finished nicely, nice work!

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    I agree with Lori a dark border would complete it for me. Let us know what you decide.

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    I like the solid border look ,but you can do what you think would be best for you. Thanks for sharing. love the colors and pattern.
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    What a beaut. quilt. Depending on the size you want, I'd put the dark blue border on or maybe just that dark blue as binding. That would give it a finished "frame".

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    Unless you wanted it bigger, it's beautiful as is!
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    If you bind it with the dark blue I don't think it would really need a border, unless you wanted to make it a little bigger though.

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