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Thread: What to do for border?

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    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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    Pretty quilt, nice job. I don't think it would look silly with no border.

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    It's great. Love the colors.

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    I think just the binding would look good. Very pretty quilt!

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    I think it needs a very thin (2 inches?) border then a binding. Darkest blue would be nice.

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    In addition to most or all of the big-name brands, Marshall's Dry Goods sells a lot of the fabrics found at Walmart. Look in General Fabrics.

    http://www.marshalldrygoods.com/store/

    Crow's Nest Quilting specializes in Red Rooster but also carries some of the fabs found at Walmart, and some from P&B Textiles.


    http://stores.ebay.com/CROWSNESTQUIL...Q_scZ1QQ_sopZ1

    both sites have great prices and excellent service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    In addition to most or all of the big-name brands, Marshall's Dry Goods sells a lot of the fabrics found at Walmart. Look in General Fabrics.

    http://www.marshalldrygoods.com/store/

    Crow's Nest Quilting specializes in Red Rooster but also carries some of the fabs found at Walmart, and some from P&B Textiles.


    http://stores.ebay.com/CROWSNESTQUIL...Q_scZ1QQ_sopZ1

    both sites have great prices and excellent service.
    Does this belong on another thread?

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    Does this belong on another thread?
    The first post said she can't find any more of the original fabric she used.

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    Looks nice! It would look good either way. If you wanted a border, you could add a marble or other tonal if you can't find matching fabric. It would blend in just fine.

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    I've done log cabins with no border and they look just fine. Love your quilt.

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    I think a dark blue border and binding would look great!

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    Could you post a closer pic of the fabs? I might have some of the blues.

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

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    K lemme go dig in my blues will see if I've got anything that'll go with what you have :)

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    Okies here's what I got,
    top and bottom ones I have bout 1/2 yd more or less of each
    middle one I've got a 1 1/4 yd of.

    If any will work PM your addy and I'll pop 'm in the mail tomorrow.

    [IMG]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e3...f/102_0115.jpg[/IMG]

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    It is very pretty. Some of my favorite colors. I would put a border around it.

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    I would put a border on it. Like someone else said, about a 2" border then a skinny binding.

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    I would bind it in blue (or white) and call it a day. It looks great as is, no reason to add a border if you're not crazy about doing it.

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    I just love the log cabin pattern, I just haven't made one yet. One of these days...

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    I think it is beautiful just as it is. The binding will frame it perfectly.

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    I've done some with & without a border!
    It's whatever you prefer.
    If the size is big enough I'd just do a binding!
    Dark blue would frame it.

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    I wouldn't add a border but I would bind it in red to bring out the red center blocks.

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    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?

    Thank You
    Norma
    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.

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    I would do a 2" skinny dark blue border then a 6" white border with binding in a complimentary colored.

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    I would add a 1 1/2 - 2" border in a med to dark blue. It's ok if it's not the same fabric, just use one that compliments it. If it were mine I would probably add another 4 1/2" border after that. I love to use a fabric in my outer borders that have most of my colors in it, such as a pretty floral or some other design.

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