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    Default Should I add a border?

    I have some brown and some beige strips and I want to try a pattern called Value Study. It's a pattern from Quilting Company. I want to add a border or maybe 2 borders. Do you think a border would 'spoil' the pattern? If I do use a border, what color should I use? Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Default Re: Should I add a border?

    It's a pretty pattern, without the borders. If you want borders, I don't think I would take away from quilt, it would frame it.
    https://www.quiltingcompany.com/stor...ttern-download

    I would take the top and audition fabrics for the border at your local quilt store if you choose to add them.

    Random thought... If you had enough fabric to do 2 of the pairs of blocks extra , you could use them as corner stones on your border.
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    Default Re: Should I add a border?

    wow, that is pretty. I like the look of the blocks having an inner border (binding actually in photo) with dark brown. i would do something like that and then a border that is wider. very nice pattern.

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    Default Re: Should I add a border?

    Quote Originally Posted by KPH View Post
    It's a pretty pattern, without the borders. If you want borders, I don't think I would take away from quilt, it would frame it.
    https://www.quiltingcompany.com/stor...ttern-download

    I would take the top and audition fabrics for the border at your local quilt store if you choose to add them.

    Random thought... If you had enough fabric to do 2 of the pairs of blocks extra , you could use them as corner stones on your border.
    Thank you for providing the link. I may take the quilt to the shop.

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    Default Re: Should I add a border?

    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    wow, that is pretty. I like the look of the blocks having an inner border (binding actually in photo) with dark brown. i would do something like that and then a border that is wider. very nice pattern.
    Thanks for the suggestion. Something to think about.

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    Default Re: Should I add a border?

    I would not border that one cause I think it would detract from the design. Add blocks or rows if you need to make it bigger. Hope I did not hurt your feelings, it kind of sounds like you want to add borders.

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    Default Re: Should I add a border?

    I like it the way it is, so I personally wouldn't. I think modern styles are perfect without them. : )



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    Default Re: Should I add a border?

    if you have any off cuts left over could do a piano key border

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    Default Re: Should I add a border?

    I wouldn't add a border. Like just the way it is.

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    Default Re: Should I add a border?

    I think a border would be a personal opinion.
    I would lay the quilt down and lay different
    fabrics along the edges so it appears to have
    a border. Try different fabrics and different
    widths. Take pictures of each option.
    View your pictures. You will be able to
    choose which option you like best.

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