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Thread: Share your wisdom with me, oh great quilting gurus

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    Senior Member theoldgraymare's Avatar
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    Which way would the stripe look best for the border? Border would be about 2 1/2 inches wide. The conventional choice would be long vertical stripes, but I kinda like the look of the short horizontal stripes. Can't make up my mind. What do you think?

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    I like the horizontal, it has more personality!

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    I like the horizontal best.

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    I like the long vertical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmonohon
    I like the horizontal best.



    Me Too!

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    Your right S. H. S. are better. Vert. ones run your eye off the quilt. By the way ,I like it :thumbup:

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    Ditto what they said.

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    I like the vertical to match the vertical in the quilt

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    How much fabric do you have? and can you carry it around?

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    I love it horizontal :D:D:D

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    At first glance I thought horizontal, but after looking at it at arms length, I like the vertical.

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    I like the short horozonal best.

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    HORIZONTAL looks the best to me.

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    Horizontal but I would put a narrow blue border on first then the strip and finish with a blue binding.

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    I agree with the horizontal borders! It give the quilt character. Nice job by the way!! :)

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    Horizontal. Vertical might be pretty difficult to keep perfectly straight. And it would be noticeable if it was the least bit off. Please post pic when you are finished.

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    I ii was me, I'd frame it by using long stripes along each side, and mitre the corners. But I just like to do things differently. Will be nice which ever way you choose.

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    Vote for short horizontal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Baby Yow
    I like the vertical to match the vertical in the quilt
    This is my vote.

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    I like the horizontal stripes.

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    I like this suggestion...plain blue border first to break it up then add it or better yet...blue border and then use the strips for the binder.
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlady
    Horizontal but I would put a narrow blue border on first then the strip and finish with a blue binding.

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    I vote for the horizontal stripes, too. Can't decide on the solid blue or not, also.

    Changed my mind. I think I would like a solid or not-too-busy blue stripe first.

    Just noticed your moose. So cute. Love moose!

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    Me thinks horizontal too ;-)

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    Short horizontal stripes like piano keys, yep.
    Jan in VA

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    I like the horizontal border, and if you mitre the corners , that'll look really neat!

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