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    I made this table runner according to the pattern only changing up some of the colors, but, I think it needs a narrow border around it in the green. To me it looks unfinished. What do you girls think? Yes??
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    That's really pretty Red. It needs something, how would a green binding like you used in the runner? Gorgeous fabric!!

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    Thanks so much Janstar. Does that mean yes, a narrow border of the green around it before finishing it off? I bought some hot fix crystals for the center when it is done. I changed it from white to yellow flowers in the center. Well and a bit of the design too. But, don't we always have to make it slightly our own? LOL!

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    I think the green binding too....very pretty!...:-)

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    I wouldn't add a border, I'd go with a thin green binding to finish it off.

    It's gorgeous, and very nicely made. :-)

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    Thank you gcathie .... Just the binding huh? hmmm.

    Thanks so much blue chicken another vote for no border. Wow ..

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    Sorry to throw a spanner in the works, Red, but I WOULD put a border - just a narrow one, an inch or two, in the green then bind with the green. Otherwise I think the points of the red flowers are too close to the edge and will be 'lost' - just my opinion! :D

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    I would bind it in the gold fabric that's used in the center

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    Quote Originally Posted by key4unc
    I would bind it in the gold fabric that's used in the center
    Ditto on the gold fabric.

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    I like it as is. I really like the design too. Perfect for Christmas.

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    ok, here is my .02 cents...I would put a thin green border then a red binding. I think that would be really pretty. It is very pretty by the way :)

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    I'm not sure about the border. I think it will look great both ways! Very nicely done - your points are amazing!

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    Sorry, I can't help with the border question. I think it's beautiful. I can see just binding it or putting a border on it, either way, it's beautiful. I think if you think it needs a border, then you should put one on, it's what you think would look best. If you put a border on, if you don't like it, you can always take the border off.

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    LOVE it! Is it paper pieced? I think you'll have to put a border on it to keep the points on the edge, binding might come over too far (then again, I do my binding different than most..all by machine). I'd stay with the green to make the red really jump out!! You'll get more opinions than you know what to do with from all of us!!! :lol: :lol: May I ask where you got the pattern and what its called? I think Christmas table runners and mats are just plain fun.

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    I would put a green border, then bind in red.

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    Love it . My vote is gold.

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    I agree with key4unc, a gold binding would be great.

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    :-) Good Morning everyone! Thanks so much for all the good advice. Here is the tally so far ...

    binding color ... Red 2, gold 4, green 5, and none or not sure 4.
    The add border is about even steven, I think.

    Maybe I will just pull out the fabrics and audition them to see which way will make me happiest. I will try them all.

    I tend to agree on adding a border to give the points a fair ending, with about an inch or so width.

    Thanks so much for all your help. Please don't be upset if I don't mention every single one of your names. Just know from my heart I do appreciate your help and know who you are. ((hugs))

    A note here though ... mommaB wanted the name of the pattern. It is called, "Poinsettia Star" #318 by Prairie Grove Peddler. No it is not paper pieced. It uses templets that you make from the pattern. I bought it from Windy Moon Quilts here in the reno area.

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    Yes, I would add a thin gold border. BTW, it's gorgeous.

    (Just wish I could get motivated to complete Christmas gifts at this time of the year rather than waiting until the last minute which seems to be my "style"......)

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    I'm with the "add a border" group. Not sure about color.. perhaps just lay it on the fabric with a narrow strip showing around it so you can judge. That is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it!!

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    Thanks Joan,

    I have to do it now. I have no time during the holidays there is far too much going on then to get much sewing in.

    Try putting on some nice christmas music. That always works for me! LOL!

    Tippy,
    We must have been posting at the same time, LoL. Thanks so much. I am going to play with it today.

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    Good idea to try the different borders. I think I'd put a border on, but undecided which color. Gorgeous table runner and the fabrics look so rich and pretty!

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    Thanks Debbi1,
    I will post later what I finish it off with. I never thought to use the gold, so that will be interesting to try.

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    I would put a narrow border,,,and with the colors you have I think any would look good!!! Lay some stips around and compare them,then decide!!

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    if you must border it (and, I think it looks great as is) then green would do it, and then the red for the binding.
    If you don't put the border on, I would go with the gold binding.
    or blue
    (Just had to ... ) LOL

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