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    After sewing my blocks together they measure 53"x 61". The quilt is to be used by a young boy on his first big boy bed so I am thinking I do not want it much wider but extra length would be nice. Would it look strange to put say a 4" border on the sides and a 6" on the top & bottom? This is the quilt I am making
    http://www.pinkhippoquilts.com/shop/...ppo-Quilts.htm

    It is a bit different because I did not have the exact variety of colors.
    Beth

    Procrastinate. It frees up time to quilt!

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    Re: border width

    Beth, it's your quilt. There are NO QUILT POLICE (actually I have a powerful spray that I use to keep them at bay . . . just in case some may decide they want to apply for this position). There's not that much difference in the size of the borders and the average person will not notice any difference.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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      #3
      Re: border width

      I have a CA king sized bed....well, two of them. They are basically square, so I do add length with wider borders to be able to tuck some under the pillows. Works for me. Looks fine.

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        #4
        Re: border width

        It will not look strange at all - and I think most will not even noticed the borders are a different width. I even have a purchased pattern where, depending upon the size of the quilt, the borders are of different widths. Go for it.
        If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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          #5
          Re: border width

          I have done this many times to add extra length to a quilt.
          Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

          Marilyn......
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            #6
            Re: border width

            Go for it. It's your quilt and it will look wonderful.
            sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


            Scottie Mom Barb

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              #7
              Re: border width

              I just did this with a crib quilt, needed it wider. I added an extra border to the sides and I think it looks great. I agree with Sandy, no quilt police! Although I might want to get some of that spray of hers, just in case!
              Lori

              http://sewtimeforme.blogspot.com/

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                #8
                Re: border width

                I think that would work great. I made a throw for my father in law cause he is always cold and I did the same thing just made the border wider and put 2 borders on it until it was large enough. he loved it

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                  #9
                  Re: border width

                  I just wanted to say that I love that pattern.
                  Cindy

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