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Thread: Do I Need A Border

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    Do I Need A Border

    This is my second quilt. I would like to finish it for my sister to take to the hospital for her surgery on the 18th. I can't be there with her so I thought I could be in the form of this quilt.

    Do you think it needs a solid border? The fabric on the right is going to be the backing.

    Linda
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    It can go without, but I think a final border in the dark the same width as the zig zag would be a nice touch. It's your creation .. you can do what suits you.
    It 's a lovely quilt your sister is going to love it no matter what you decide.

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    It's a lovely quilt!

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    I agree with Lori, it can be either way. I you want it to be larger add a border. I looks lovely now.
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    Very pretty, either way you go.
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    It will be a lovely quilt -

    I would suggest that you NOT send it to the hospital or nursing home, though - maybe have it ready so she knows it will be waiting for her when she gets home? When people are in hospitals, they get moved around - and sometimes belongings get lost or misplaced.

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    I like it without. A dark binding would be enough to set it off just right.
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    I agree with marilynsue...I like it as is....and now just the binding. Beautiful quilt.

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    I like it either way, just depends on how big u want it. I gree dont send to hospital! Would be cool to send it so it arrives after surgery so it keeps her company while recovering at home! What a wonderful suprise!!

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    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!
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    its very pretty i would probably just bind it in the dark blue
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    It's beautiful! I agree with many of the others - a border would look lovely but not needed. You could compromise and use a wider binding.
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    Absolutely beautiful, I love the pattern. Your call whether to have a border or not.
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    Beautiful and I agree with the dark binding to finish it. If you needed to make it bigger the dark blue would be perfect. Which ever you decide it will be loved because you made it special. Good Luck to your sister on her surgery!
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    IMHO

    Stop unless you need the quilt to be bigger

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    Like it without a border!

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    Another vote for leaving as is, unless it needs to be bigger. Very pretty as is.
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    It is a very pretty quilt the border depends on how big you want it.

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    In my humble opinion I think a border is needed to complete such a beautiful quilt.
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    I would put a border on in the dark blue.

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    I think it's great the way it is if it's big enough for what you want. She should love it.
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    It could go without one. Very pretty!

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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing, it can go either way.
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    Up to size you want. If you like the size, I'd say the dark blue/light blue blocks are your border. Nice work !
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    I hope your sister has a very quick recovery, and this quilt will be such a comfort to her. I like your quilt as is, but put a boarder on it if you want it to be bigger.

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