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Thread: Should I add a red border or not

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    Junior Member QuiltyLisa's Avatar
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    This is a little boy quilt I am doing for my nephew. I think I should maybe add a red border also.. Opinions please?



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    To me it only depends on what size you want it to end up. I think it looks great right now without...but if you need it to be bigger, well, it will look great with the red one also. I would just make sure it ends up wider than the blue border.

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    Could you take a picture with some of the red beside it on one side?

    I like it as it is.

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    It's lovely just the way it is. But the red would add a dramatic touch!

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    I am also considering a red binding..

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    i think it could take another border if you wanted it bigger - have you got enough of the red in the 9Ps? I agree it should be wider than the blue - maybe half as big again.

    K x

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    i would add red border and use red binding

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    That is a great quilt!!!!

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    Looks lovely just like that but it's up to you and how big you want it or how you want it to look....lot of help I am huh....:-)....sorry

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    I like it the way it is...but it is true what others are saying, it depends how much bigger you want to make the quilt.

    Really cute quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismomquilts
    i would add red border and use red binding

    my thoughts exactly for what it's worth.....
    BTW, beautiful quilt with or without any more border

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    i'm sure whatever you land up doing will be just perfect :D

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    I like it just the way it is! The colors are really well balanced and the quilt is fantastic!

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    I would leave it and just use red binding. Unless you want to make it bigger, like the others said. :-)

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    I like it the way it is. The focus is in the center because the colors pop. But a red border/binding would add a punch.

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    If you want to make it bigger...I'd add the red. If not..it looks great now!! Beautiful!! :D

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    I agree with the others!
    I think the red border would add a punch if you need it bigger but if not the red binding would be great too!
    Just my opinion!
    Kendra

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    I also vote to leave the quilt as is and bind in red.

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    Since you asked...a red border would really make a statement. I like to use what ever fabric is on the back for the border. Love the quilt as it is too!
    Judith

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    I love the blue border! Such a cute quilt.

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    It's very nice the way it is, but if you want it bigger - red would be great with it.

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    I like it just the way it is. A red border wouldn't be bad, but I don't think it's needed.

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    I like it just the way it is, but then the red would look good too. I love those monsters! He will love it I'm sure. :D

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    I wouldn't bother unless it needs to be bigger. Sometimes more is just more. It is a charming quilt.

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    I agree with everyone that said leave as is and bind in red.

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