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    I finished the top of the quilt the pattern says to just put it together and bind. I am debating if I should add a border. This quilt is for my son for Christmas. He did not want flowers or anything fancy...he said plain...well its not plain but I think he will like it. He has a dog and a cat so I used the paws theme. All most all of the squares are paws...can't see them in the picture.
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    Those are awesome fabrics!! I like the idea of a border too :D:D:D

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    I would use a border.

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    I think a lighter colored border with a dark binding would look really nice. Are you trying to get it to be a certain size?

    Love the top and the pawprints theme! Your son will be very happy.

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    I think I would use a border as well.

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    I think you guys are right! I am going to add a border. I just looked at the flannel I bought and it not enough....so bummed I bought it a quilt shop several hours away. I hope Joanne's has quality flannel. I read that you should only use flannel from a quilt shop since flannel tends to pill.

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    I would add a border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I finished the top of the quilt the pattern says to just put it together and bind. I am debating if I should add a border. This quilt is for my son for Christmas. He did not want flowers or anything fancy...he said plain...well its not plain but I think he will like it. He has a dog and a cat so I used the paws theme. All most all of the squares are paws...can't see them in the picture.
    I'd use the center brown for a binding/border

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    I think it is calling out for a border (or two) :)

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    I have made several bargellos. I put a border on them all. They just didn't seem finished without the border. Just my opinion.

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    My husband said the same thing...that it does not look finished with out the border. I just bought more fabric and the flannel. Tomorrow I will hopefully finish it,
    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    I have made several bargellos. I put a border on them all. They just didn't seem finished without the border. Just my opinion.

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    Nice quilt - I would had at least 1 border, maybe 2

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    Nice quilt, but I agree with everyone it needs a border, I look at a border as a frame for the art we make.

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    Love the colors! I most always put a border on my quilts. It just seems to frame it so nicely.

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    Love the fabrics but I would put a border on it.

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    I would do at least one border, maybe two. It would make your pattern pop. Love your colors and cute paw fabrics.

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    i personally like borders to frame the quilt

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    That's a really nice "son" quilt! He's sure to like it.

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    I found a quilt shop that is going to do the Meandering: quilting done 'freehand' in random curved lines and swirls for me...35.00 a quilt...Woohoo!!!! I can't wait to see what they look like!

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    Neat quilt, I'd add a border!

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    I've made a couple of bargellos in a similar pattern. I have not added borders as they were large enough, but did put a distinctive binding on it that sort of showed it off and acted as a narrow border of sorts.

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    I decided not to do a border....just did not have it in me...I finished two large lap quilt just need to bind with a dark flannel material. I have another quilt to make...Christmas rush...after christmas I will make quilts for the beds and do more designs and harder blocks and patterns.

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    I just picked up my quilt from the quilt shop she did the meandering....it looks incredible...I really, really want a long Arm. I just need to do the binding .
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I finished the top of the quilt the pattern says to just put it together and bind. I am debating if I should add a border. This quilt is for my son for Christmas. He did not want flowers or anything fancy...he said plain...well its not plain but I think he will like it. He has a dog and a cat so I used the paws theme. All most all of the squares are paws...can't see them in the picture.
    the back is all flannel...so happy about how it came out!
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