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    Missouri Star

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    Quote Originally Posted by SF Jen View Post
    Now I'm again at a loss. What kind of quilting would be border-friendly and possible by a beginner quilter? Any suggestions would be very welcome.

    Once this creation is finished, I'll have to credit all of you, wonderful friends, and my generous sister!

    Thanks very much!
    You could do a simple crosshatch.

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    Batting Beauty

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    Hi Star lover, Could you fill me in.. what is a crosshatch? Straight line stitches for inner and outer limits of the black band? They cross in the middle, like an X? Thanks much!!!

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    Crosshatching is diagonal straight line stitching across 2 directions of the quilt. When I do crosshatching, I extend the lines into the border. A sample is this 9-P/Rail Fence baby quilt I made.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCY View Post
    Crosshatching is diagonal straight line stitching across 2 directions of the quilt. When I do crosshatching, I extend the lines into the border. A sample is this 9-P/Rail Fence baby quilt I made.Click image for larger version. 

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    Perfect....and with a picture....don't get any better. Thank you Joy!

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    Thanks Star lover and JCY!

    That is a great solution. I'll give it a go... stitching from point-to-point in both directions.
    Last edited by SF Jen; February 19th, 2018 at 07:38 PM.

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    What color do you want the quilt to be? Generally speaking, the color of your quilt is the color of your border!

    Basically, the border color is what your eyes say the dominant color is of the quilt.

    My 2 cents: I think a grey border would be nice -- at least 3 - 4" wide.
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    Hi DramaMama,

    Think a gray border would have been spectacular, but I have already added a black one. Believe me, I have plenty of 5 in squares left from my sisters stash. I'll try gray next time.

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