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Thread: ISO Ideas for finishing a top that my mom picked up at a yardsale for $25. I think it's Sunbonnet Sue or the like

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    My Mom bought this for me sometime either last year or maybe the year before. I had really forgotten that I had it. I hadn't done anything with it because I really wasn't sure what to do with it. Should I add a border? Should I add pink? White? I know that the fabric is very thin but it is really pretty. She left the lil tag on it to prove that she paid $25 for it. I was surprised!

    Thanks in advance for any help. :)
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    I would add a pink border. It is going to be beautiful when completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    I would add a pink border. It is going to be beautiful when completed.
    My only concern was matching the pink. Do I worry about the shade of pink that it is? That's why I am asking because I haven't the foggiest of ideas. Thank you. :)

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    That is real cute. And if it's very thin, you could back it with something white. Then quilt it. Cream or pinkish backing maybe?

    How big is it? Going to be a wall hanging or a couch throw? Lap robe for a lady or little girl? If no one wants it, my address is.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    That is real cute. And if it's very thin, you could back it with something white. Then quilt it. Cream or pinkish backing maybe?

    How big is it? Going to be a wall hanging or a couch throw? Lap robe for a lady or little girl? If no one wants it, my address is.......
    Ramona-It's 42 1/2" X 56 1/2". I was curious if it needed a border or not. It has the cornerstones in each of the corners. Not sure what size it needs to be. :)

    Thanks for your input ladies. :)

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    If you can't match the pale pink, you could go for the darker shade of pink like some of the hats. It is very pretty! :) :)

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    It's big enough to be a kid's quilt without a border. If you are happy with the size, leave it alone.

    Because it's so thin, I might back it with some kind of cheap white before I quilt it. If you don't, you may end up with everything showing through.

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    That is soo cute!

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    A pale green or yellow border at least 2" wider than the sashing might look pretty. I do agree with Lisa about backing the top with some white muslin or something similar before sandwiching the batting and backing and quilting. With those embellishments and the thin fabric, the SBS's are going to need some stability behind them. Sure is a pretty little quilt - someone spent a lot of time making this.

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    I would suggest backing it with a white or off white first since the material is so thin, then I would ook at pulling out one of the other colors for the broder, say red or yellow? Even brown goes good with pink.

    HTH

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    That is a really pretty quilt! Someone has put a lot of time and love into it! Sad to think someone had discarded it but happy that you rescued it!!! I agree with others on here to back it with white fabric before sandwiching! Bind in the deeper pink or even the darker maroon! I look forward to see how you finish this it will be lovely!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngieS
    My Mom bought this for me sometime either last year or maybe the year before. I had really forgotten that I had it. I hadn't done anything with it because I really wasn't sure what to do with it. Should I add a border? Should I add pink? White? I know that the fabric is very thin but it is really pretty. She left the lil tag on it to prove that she paid $25 for it. I was surprised!

    Thanks in advance for any help. :)
    I'd try a shade of brown that matches some of the shoes and hats. Brown may be waaaaaaaaaaaay wrong, but I'd lay some out to check.

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    if you want it to be larger adding a border will accomplish that- white or pink would fit in.
    as for quilting it- i would just do a stipple in the blocks around the Sue's, and maybe a design in the sashing strips/cornerstones and borders

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    I love it. I am going to have to make a SB Sue one of these days...You do have 2 pinks you can match up. The light one and the darker one

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    I would just add narrow white border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durinda
    If you can't match the pale pink, you could go for the darker shade of pink like some of the hats. It is very pretty! :) :)
    Me too.

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    Take it to the fabric store and lay it out with different fabrics. You might be surprised at what color actually speaks to you. It may be a small print with different colors in it. Allow them to audition. I'm sure everyone in the fabric store will have an opinion also.lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd
    Take it to the fabric store and lay it out with different fabrics. You might be surprised at what color actually speaks to you. It may be a small print with different colors in it. Allow them to audition. I'm sure everyone in the fabric store will have an opinion also.lol
    I agree!! My first thought was a small calico print with the different shades - would make a great twin size quilt. I also like the idea of backing it with something - you will have to audition the colors for this too so you dont loose the cute hearts in the pink...great findI am soo jealous lol I never find aything like that around here lol

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    I would add a pink flower fabric, something with alot of color...

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    Thanks you all. :) I was thinking it was really thin and would need something. I haven't ever done any FMQ before....I've been waiting for the class to come up at the shop. Been waiting about a year now. Hope it comes up soon. I have several tops that need to be done. Can't really afford to send them to a LA quilter. Would love to though. The next time I get a chance I'll take it with me into the quilt shop and see what I can find. I appreciate all of your ideas. I love having someone else's take on an item. Makes it easier for when you go to the shop to look for something-at least you have an idea.

    I agree I'm sure the ladies in the shop will have some ideas too. ;)

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    Beautiful top! It doesn't really need a border unless you want to make it larger. In that case I would go with the darker pink from the hat and sleeve on the Sue's, with possibly a very thin inner border of the brown.

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    Count me in on the small darker print group ... Just a simple border of just one fabric a little wider than the sashing to frame it all up and pull all the colours together.

    Ditto on auditioning fabrics in the store .... and don't rush to a decision. If it's not speaking to you, don't be persuaded to purchase it.

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    it is going to be very beautiful when completed, someone put alot of work into this....good luck...

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    Since I love applique borders, I would add a white border with vines of flowers and maybe a bird or two.

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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! You might be able to find a white/cream fabric with pink on it or a pink fabric with a white/cream print on it. Also you could do a creamy colored lacy printed fabric. I found some at Hobby Lobby that I fell in love with. Good luck and please post pictures of it completed!!! :)

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