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Thread: What to do for border?

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    I don't put border on log cabin quilt .

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    dark blue would make a nice border - maybe 2 1/2 to3 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBetz
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    This is my first picture i'm brave enouph to show, because I don't know what to do to finish it.
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    I think it looks great! Not the point of the thread here - but I would love to see more!

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    I made a Log Cabin for Jim for Christmas, and it does not have a border. I think it came out okay.

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    I think it needs a border too. It's very pretty. A nice border would really set it off.

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    Traditionally log cabins have a first very narrow--say an inch--of the center fabric. It always looks nice. BUT--I think yours would looks lovely with a border of blue or just a binding. It's so pretty--whatever you decide it's going to be a winner.

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    If it's the size you want I'd get some material that is the darker blue and bind it, if not you can put one or several borders on it as long as you keep to the same color family, it'll look fine. I really like it, you did a great job.

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    It depends on how big you want it, it looks good now, but if you want it bigger then add a boarder. nice job thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo47
    Quote Originally Posted by NoBetz
    Hi,
    This is my first picture i'm brave enouph to show, because I don't know what to do to finish it. I bought fabric from Walmart and now I can't get anymore, and don't have enouph to finish . Would it look dumb if I just put a binding around it or does it need a border?

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    It would look nice with no border and just binding, but perhaps a narrow red border and a little wider dark blue border would really bring out the red in your center block. JMHO.
    I agree with this thought. If the quilt needs to be larger to fit your bed, then add on a couple borders, if not make them skinnier. But bringing that dark pink/red out to the edge along with a dark blue would really frame it nicely, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBetz
    I hope this is close enouph. I can take pictures of each individual fabric. I do have a few pieces left.

    Norma
    Hi Norma,
    Did a screen shot of your square and put an arrow on the light blue fabric. I've seen this one at JoAnn Fabrics and they also have one in a darker blue that would work pick up the darker blue in the next strip so either one would work nicely to add a border all the way around and then to bind off. I do agree with the other ladies too though that you could just bind it off and call it good. It's a beautiful quilt and great colors. This is one of those personal preference things so decide and enjoy using it.
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    This is going to look lovely whatever you choose.
    My choice would be a dark blue border the same width as your log cabin squares.

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    Great quilt. I think a small border and then bind

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    that is a very beauitful quilt love your colors in quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBetz
    I hope this is close enouph. I can take pictures of each individual fabric. I do have a few pieces left.

    Norma
    That light blue is very similar to a fabric called Fusions, can't remember who makes it but most LQS carry it. If I were working on this quilt, I would probably go with a 1-1/2" inside border of this light blue then go with about a 4-5" outer border of a dark blue. However, keep in mind, it's YOUR quilt. It will talk to you and let you know what it needs, if anything. There's no right or wrong quilts. Great job by the way !!

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    nice colors

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    IT IS A LOVELY QUILT WITH A BIT OF BUSYNESS..SO I THINK YOU MIGHT WANT TO PUT A BORDER TO BALANCE IT...WHEN I RUN OUT OF MATERIAL I SOMETIMES CHOOSE OTHERS OR IF I HAVE ENOUGH TO MAKE 2 SIDES OF THE BORDER THE SAME AND THE OTHER 2 OF A DIFFERENT COLOR I DO...THERE AREN'T ANY RULES SO IF YOU CAN'T FIND THE FABRIC ANYWHERE ELSE, GET CREATIVE...I ALS0 USE LENGTHS OF SCRAPES ALL SEWED TOGETHER FOR BINDING SOMETIMES IF I AM SHORT AND IT ALWAYS COMES OUT FABULOUS...GOOD LUCK

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    Take the quilt with you, match something and make a 2 inch border then with another color make a 4 inch border then bind it with another color that makes it look like a picture frame, it is what i do...wage in the quilt to match the fabric.

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