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Thread: Help with borders ):

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    Super Member Charming's Avatar
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    I am a new quilter and making this quilt for my sister (she became a first time proud grandmother last Sept.), but there are many colors in this and i got confused of what to use for the border. Any suggestions.

    Thanks and appreciate your feedback

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    What a wonderful quilt!!!!
    Do you have any more of the lighter blue print?
    I was going to say the darker blue until I saw how much of it touched the border on the top right. Maybe a narrow of the lighter blue of about 1 1/2" and then a 4 1/2" border of the darker blue?

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    You could use any of the fabrics that you have in your quilt. Piano keys with all of them would look good. Maybe put an inner border of one of the first.

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    Thanks. This is from a Jelly Roll so all i have is strips of 2 1/2" so do u think from the light 1", then the dark 2 1/2" would look good?

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    Thanks.

    The piano keys has black in it. Would it look good with mainly blue here?

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    I like the idea of the solid inner border, followed by a "piano key" border of the fabrics you used in the quilt. The keys don't have to be black and white!

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    I would go with the yellow! Gotta be different ya know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatens
    Thanks. This is from a Jelly Roll so all i have is strips of 2 1/2" so do u think from the light 1", then the dark 2 1/2" would look good?
    Unless you wish to buy more fabric, I think your idea of the 1" light and then the 2 1/2 inch dark would look great. Love your quilt! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical
    Quote Originally Posted by fatens
    Thanks. This is from a Jelly Roll so all i have is strips of 2 1/2" so do u think from the light 1", then the dark 2 1/2" would look good?
    Unless you wish to buy more fabric, I think your idea of the 1" light and then the 2 1/2 inch dark would look great. Love your quilt! :)
    Since your jelly roll is 2 1/2 to begin with, your outer border will be less than 2 1/2 because of the 1/4 inch seam allowance. That would be ok since it will still be wider than the inner border. Good luck.

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    I would put a small black border first, then piano keys with all your fabrics!! I love the quilt. I know she will treasure it!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Ok so first i thank all of you for the suggestions. You al have bright ideas, second i am officially confused now about the piano border. I thought you were all talking about the printed piano fabric (it happened i saw one last week), but then you keep saying from my border. Could someone explain pls :oops:

    Thanks

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    They mean narrow strips of each color fabric used in the quit not necessarily black and white. Sort of a striped band around it!
    Here is a link that may help.
    http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/pi...er-pattern.htm

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    Duhhhh me...Thanks...now since i have seen it, i love this idea and i do have the strips instead of buying new :D

    Thank you all again... i will update you with a new pic once done

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatens
    Thanks.

    The piano keys has black in it. Would it look good with mainly blue here?
    Piano keys border is just strips of fabric sew together, horizontal on the sides and vertical top & bottom. Great way to make a wider border with narrow strips.

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    that is so great love it

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    Cutest quilt ever!!!

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    Since you have blue, green and yellow and most of them have orange in them, why not try orange? Most places will allow you to take the item you've made into the store to choose the fabric (but hang on tight to it).

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