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Thread: Should I add a border to this quilt

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    Hi,

    This quilt is 54x72 and a nice size lap quilt for my aunt. I'm trying to decide if I should add a border to it or not. What are your thoughts?

    Diana
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    I would add a double border to give it a more finished look.

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    I always think a border finishes a quilt off nicely. I love the colors in your quilt. Your aunt will love it.

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    Yes, a double border would be very nice. choose two of the colors to blend.

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    I would add a border, to finish it off and frame it up. A double border would look nice, too.

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    I'd put a striped border on it, something that pulls all the colors in.

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    Yes.I think it could use a double border also.

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    I vote yes for that absolutely beautiful quilt. Your aunt will love it.

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    So, this may seem like a goofy question, what size should the borders be if I go with the double border?

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    Yes I would add 2 also.

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    That is very pretty. I agree, it needs a border to look complete.

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    The size of the borders need to balance these large blocks. Anything smaller would look lost. I would do an inner border of the mauve you used, then 5 or 6 inch border of the blue you used, then a final mauve of 3 or let the binding be mauve of 3. Whatever you choose, it will look beautiful! :-D :-D A striped border also would help minimize and tone it down. ;-)

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    Thanks for all your input. I kept looking at it and wondering what is the best option. So, I decided to come to my friends on the quilt board. You all always have such great input. Thanks for checking it out and weighing in.

    Diana

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    Quote Originally Posted by spark
    I would add a double border to give it a more finished look.
    I agree.

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    Nice choice of colors and pattern in your quilt. Anyone would be happy to own it! What do you think about borders being added. Trust your instincts....lay some fabs around it and go with what appeals to you. Auditioning different styles, widths and colors will tell the story! Have fun with this and please be sure to post pictures so we can see finished top! Very nice!

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    I would definitely add a border.

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    That is a beautiful quilt. It does seem to call for a border though. Let us know what you decide.

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    Yes it should have a border.

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    Neat design! I like it! Show us what you decide! :D

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    I'd like to see a band of the blue, about the width of the wide end of the blue wedge. If the size is already "just right", it might be too big with more than that. Maybe use one of the red-violets to bind it.

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    I vote for a border (or 2)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amocha1
    So, this may seem like a goofy question, what size should the borders be if I go with the double border?
    That's totally up to you. I'd love to see a double border as well, using the pink fabric and the darker plum that's in the small squares. Make the inner border half the width of the outer border, so if your outer border is 4" wide, make the inner border 2".
    That way you can always trim it back if you think it's too much.
    "There are no quilt police" so go nuts!

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    Thanks all. I appreciate the feedback. Will post when it's done. :D

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    I vote for a border or borders. You have lots of color choices you could use for border! It is certainly a lovely quilt and beautiful colors.

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    Yes a border, your quilt is lovely!

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