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What would you do for a border?

Old 01-31-2016, 05:56 PM
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Hi Y'all!
My friend made this top, I offered to LAQ it, and we're donating it to the senior center auction this spring. It's 2" squares, and is (I think) 78 x 108. The pattern name is Seven Letters Quilt Pattern Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.
I'd like to add about 7" in borders.
I thought about coming back in and putting a narrow brown and then some type of pieced border on the outside...but I haven't been able to really 'see' anything that I think will go. Do you have any ideas please?


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Old 01-31-2016, 06:07 PM
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Wow! Great quilt and lots of work with all of those squares! I'd start with a narrow brown border the size of the squares, so 2". Not sure what beyond that. Ok, just did some Pinterest searching...what about a wide brown border with a row of red and tan blocks like this one:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/210543351305029817/ Actually, I think I'd like it best just using the reds, to keep the border darker to frame the quilt.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:09 PM
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that's a great quilt. I like your idea of putting in a narrow brown as a stop border. I think a narrow black border would be nice too. I am thinking red for the outer border...
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Old 02-01-2016, 11:16 AM
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Beautiful quilt! I might play with a thin black inner border and then a wider red one?

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Old 02-01-2016, 02:47 PM
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You already have a long quilt at 108" in length. I would just put binding on it. Very nice scrappy quilt. Does your friend have any scraps left over to do a piano border on the sides??
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:49 PM
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Sew pretty!
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:58 PM
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piano keys would look nice I think
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I agree with Dina.
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Old 02-01-2016, 03:14 PM
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Before you add any borders, do an exact measurement of the top. If it is really 108" in length already, I don't think you want to add to that. You could add borders just to the narrower sides, making the quilt closer to a queen or even king size.
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:03 AM
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Thanks everyone for the comments. It truly is 108 in length - so with a pillow tuck I think it'll be ok with borders. The width on a queen bed just isn't wide enough for enough drop. I have several options and appreciate everyone's input!
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