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Thread: Extra outer border ... yay or nay?

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    Senior Member momto4's Avatar
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    Here is the finished (maybe) quilt top. My DH wants a brown border so I added it in between but now I am wondering if I should or should not put the outer brown border as well. Thought? Which do you prefer?
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    I Love that pattern and golor choices :mrgreen: I kind of like the way the brown seperates the border :thumbup:

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    I like the 1st pic.

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    Yes, go for the extra row of brown. Makes it look complete. besides, it'll be easier to do the binding on a solid piece than the pieced border!!

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    Thank you! :) Up close they have flowers here and there but it is more manly colors haha. :)

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    Ohh good point esq I hadnt even though about that!!

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    It is purely a personal thing - no right or wrong answers. I would go for another outer border,however, to help frame the quilt - but that is just me.

    BTW I like the quilt - Nice job.

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    I vote for the extra border of brown, too. Nice work!

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    Thank you so much. :) It is my first that is any real size. The rest have all been lap quilt size, table runners, wall hangings, and other quilted gifts. :) DH loves it so that makes me happy too!

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    I think another boarder would look great, would finish it off nicely.

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    I love the additional brown border on the outside edge :D:D:D
    It gives the quilt a more finished look, and it makes the borders look more complex too :wink:
    I would not want to add binding to pieced sections...it would be harder to get them to lay down nice and flat.

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    do a brown binding the same width you'd have made the border.

    two birds with one stone. (apologies to the birdies. :lol: )

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    I like it with the outside brown border

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    Great quilt and great colors.
    I vote for a brown border, too.
    And, I do like Patrice's idea and would/will use it.

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    I vote extra boarder it finishes it off quite nice. I love your quilt!

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    I would add the brown border and probably bind it in brown also. Very nice quilt. Great Job!
    DeeDee

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    Really pretty! I prefer it with the outer border as well. Nice job!

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    I like the two brown borders with the mddle piano key border

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    do a brown binding the same width you'd have made the border.

    two birds with one stone. (apologies to the birdies. :lol: )
    LMAO hahaha

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    What a gorgeous quilt! I like the cool scrappy border between two plain ones--makes it really pop! Your hubby must be so pleased with this piece!!

    Patrice--it's less violent to say "pet two puppies with one hand." :wink: I had to change it years ago because I always felt so badly for the birds. :roll:

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    That's a great quilt. I cast my vote with the others - like the way you have it with the 2 brown borders. Way to go!

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    I agree, I like the idea of a solid border as a frame. After all it is a work of art

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    I vote for the extra border, as well. Your quilt is fabulous. Love it.

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    Yay

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    I vote for the extra border.

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