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Thread: Reversible Quilt Borders

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    Reversible Quilt Borders

    I have almost finished my reversible QAYG baby quilt. I am trying to decide if I should add borders or just bind it. If I do add borders I thought white with a four patch corner stone using the fabric in my quilt. I am not sure what to do with the wacky nine patch side. I want to be finished (do you ever feel that way) so I just want to bind it, but I don't want it to look bad. This is not being made for anyone, I just like to make baby quilts.
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    Well, I'm afraid I almost ALWAYS prefer borders. They really seem to enhance the quilt top. I understand your feeling at this point and your quilts are great, but I vote for borders, especially since YOU're doing it and not I!!
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    As for the just wanting it done, I totally can relate. I agree with ruthrings liking borders versus no borders and since it's just a border away from being finished I think I'd put a border on making it a great finished quilt. I really like what you have done. Can't wait to see them finished. As for the wonky block side, I myself would just do a border in the same fabric you used for frame of each block (it looks like a dark navy print to me) I think that would look great. You can go with a 2.5 inch border so you don't have so much left to do.
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    I almost always prefer borders of some kind, but it's "your quilt, your way".

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    Need borders,otherwise they look unfinished.....Nice work.....
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    i prefer borders. but in the case of baby quilts that will be dragged around, i think it would be fine without. i'd do the binding in the same color as the sashing, though.
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    I vote for border too. On the side with the wonky 9-patches, I'd just use the fabric that you have in the sashing. If you don't have enough of that fabric for borders, maybe just a dark blue solid.

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    Just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing, needs border
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    I always think a border really sets off a quilt!

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    That is going to be so cute when it is finished! Personally I would do double borders using yellow & blue. Total of 3 to 3.5 inches.
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    great idea for the quilt

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    I'm not always a fan of boarders but I do think boarders would finish off these quilts nicely.
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    Please add borders because it frames your work, and you did a terrific job! I agree with LynnM...double borders of yellow and blue, and I'd probably make just a tiny bit wider so you can scallop the edges. Beautiful! Whatever you do, please post pictures of the finished quilt.....I love what you did.

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    Thank you all for your responses. I like your ideas of what to do with the wonky block side. I thought of just doing a white border on the snowball blocks, but not sure if that's a good idea. I would love to hear your suggestions for a border for that side.

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    I like doing borders. To me they look unfinished without them. JMHO.
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    I am with the others - a border just seems to frame the quilt and set it off.

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    if i pillowcase baby quilts i dont put borders just my own way of doing it.i find piloowcasing for charity is easier for me
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    I always have borders, at least one to frame the quilt. Just think it makes them look finished. Just my opinion, your quilt make it to your liking.

    Beauiful quilt.
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    If you want it larger, add borders, otherwise you can leave it as it is. I think white would be fine for the snowball side if you decide to add them.

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