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Thread: need border advise

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    Super Member mimom's Avatar
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    this is a patriotic wall hanging I just decided to make today, which border.... the blue at the top or the plaid at the left

    I'm leaning towards the blue, then red for binding
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    Think I like the blue.....

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    I think I like the blue too.......

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    Blue

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    Your instincts are dead on. Definitely the blue!

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    Blue, definitely! So cute!

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    OK.. color me weird.. I really like the plaid.

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    Have you considered the blue border, and red binding with a plaid faux piping. Here's a tutorial: http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010...-tutorial.html

    I've used this method several times now. Easy to do & I love the special touch it adds.

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    I think cowgirl is right on. That would look really great. The plaid by itself is definitely out and the blue is nice but doesn't really set your design off. I think the blue border, and red binding with a plaid faux piping would really make your star pop.

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    Blue

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    Blue!!

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    And I am a wild child so I love the plaid. I say it isn't going to matter, the quilt is going to be gorgeous no matter which you decide on. Sometimes there is no one great choice, there are several great choices.

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    I like the blue also, however I am not one that likes plaids. Just my thought.

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    Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippy
    OK.. color me weird.. I really like the plaid.
    Me too!

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    I like the blue with red binding. Nicely done

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Have you considered the blue border, and red binding with a plaid faux piping. Here's a tutorial: http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010...-tutorial.html

    I've used this method several times now. Easy to do & I love the special touch it adds.
    Love that technique! Bookmarked that tut!

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    I'd use both. Try my lazy method, which isn't a long strip for a border, but lots of border blocks. Do a thin strip of one of your border choices to go next to the block, the same width as the small square next to the blue star points, then a broad strip of the other colour the same width as the bigger square which is next to the red star points, then a thin strip of the background colour, then bind it with red. To make it more interesting alternate the blue and plaid on the border blocks, so the first one is blue, plaid, background, the second one is plaid, blue background etc etc.

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    My eyes went to the blue first - nice block!

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    Either way will be just fine but personally, I like the plaid as a strong border statement. It ties in to the center. But the blue would be good binding.

    See what happens when you ask us? :-)

    Well, the only person you need to please is YOURSELF.

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    I like the idea of some of both...and the red, too!
    Please show us when you get it finished!

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    blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippy
    OK.. color me weird.. I really like the plaid.
    absolutely! I always like to go with the extreme and unexpected!! Plaid!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Have you considered the blue border, and red binding with a plaid faux piping. Here's a tutorial: http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010...-tutorial.html

    I've used this method several times now. Easy to do & I love the special touch it adds.
    I like this idea too!! I think the block needs more plaid so this would be a good way to get a little more incorporated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Have you considered the blue border, and red binding with a plaid faux piping. Here's a tutorial: http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010...-tutorial.html

    I've used this method several times now. Easy to do & I love the special touch it adds.
    BINGO!!!

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