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QBee - Mary Ann



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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:39 pm

Schnookie wrote:
Yeah, I lack in that apartment (my own judgment) that is for sure. Sometimes I get it right away and other times I just am not sure of myself. scratch go figure!

Hmmm - - I'd say there's a good chance you're normal, dear Schnookie! lmao
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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:29 pm

schnookie do you have a digital camera? I often lay out the top with the border fabric underneath and I move it in and out to see different widths showing so I can get an idea of what suits best, taking photos means you can sit and flip through and compare, its amazing how one pic can stand out as being really great or really wrong. Just a thought. I tend to do what I personally think suits size wise and like FB I have never been able to put two inner borders the same size, wouldnt matter how many borders, I just cant do them the same size - my quirk LOL Good luck

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Schnookie



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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:25 am

Yep, I have one of them digital thingies...sounds like that is a good tool to use with quilting. I also like the little viewer thingie that BearPaws gave me. It is a door peephole thingie...you know the kind of thing you put in the door to see who is on the other side when someone knocks. You look at your quilt in it, you can see the whole quilt and things will pop out at you like if your placement is off with color arrangement. I love looking and seeing where I might change things, but sometimes I just cannot get it. But for the borders, I wasn't sure what to do! Now I have some sort of rule of thumb to go by and that is because all of you are so wonderful and happy to help me out! placard

Oh pooy! I had just enough fabric to make the borders 6 in. finished, but when cutting one of the borders I slipped Thud so now I have 5 and 3/4s finished borders, but no one will really know that except all of you and me! I will post a picture of it soon, so y'all can see. I think it will look just fine even though it is missing a 1/4 inch. Oh, well...I tried Very Happy Thanks for the help everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:31 am

Oh, oh, Schnookie! Now we know even more about you - - the type who learns a rule and immediately breaks it! winking lmao You're absolutely right that no one will notice that missing 1/4" (if they do, we'll talk about what the heck is wrong with that person!) I can hardly wait to see your latest quilt!!
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Schnookie



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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:38 am

LOL you are to funny QBee, my mom always said I was a odd bird...never could fallow the rules completely, even when it was spelled out for me. Must be the Dyslexia that I have! lmao
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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:05 pm

OK, I have some border questions too! Here are two views and auditions of a vintage baby quilt I am making. View one I would put red squares on the corners of the innermost border. If I do this it will mess up the outer 2 borders. I had planned to use a narrow inner of red with a widewr outer of blue. But that would leave the squares hitting the red border. All I can think of to do is another corner of the blue fabric on the red inner corners then on the blue outer border put the red squares again. Would this look good? The sashing fabric is fussy cut, I swear I am so anal sometimes! Undesided




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Schnookie



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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:16 pm

I love the quilt!...humm...your are right about the red squares would mess up the red border...I think the red & blue borders will be just as cute. There could be a third option here maybe, how about the red corner squares, a small blue border, and a red then blue once again...of-course it would make the quilt a bit larger but an option to think about maybe?
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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:34 pm

So, Schnookie, you like the second pic better, the one without the red corners? Really don't wanmt to add any more borders. I do like the red squares I put on the inside. Undesided
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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:43 pm

Anita M. wrote:
All I can think of to do is another corner of the blue fabric on the red inner corners then on the blue outer border put the red squares again. Would this look good?

No, I love them both, I like the red squares you have on the corners best out of the two pictures...I think I misread your post. So the answer to your questions is Yes it would look great!
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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:24 pm

I would go with picture number two. Fabric is so cute. I like the red squares in the center. Will tie in with the red border.

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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:42 pm

I think either way the quilt will look nice. but I really the read squares in the corners... #1

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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:44 am

Something I like to do is make opposite cornerstones. In this case, that would mean a red outer border which has checkered or blue cornerstones. You might audition that look and see if it appeals to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:00 pm

Just noticed this thread....Anita, which choice did you make? Did you use the red squares...I like that look, too! Cute quilt!

I have a question about borders, also....
I am going to do an appliqued border on my strawberry quilt/ caesar's crown. Have any of you had any experience with appliqued scalloped borders?
CC has helped me find lots of info on it but I just wondered if any of your have actually DONE one and had any tips? I am pretty sure I can figure this out...the applique is done prior to your attaching it. This is one way to finish the quilt with a flat edge instead of scallop...but get the scalloped look. If you have done this, did you bind also or use the turn under method for finishing? I am very conflicted over how to finish the edge, so I would like any opinion on this. TIA!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:17 pm

I want to do an appliqued scallop border/swag on one of my quilts in progress too Gnomie. I know you can cut the swag pieces and needle turn them down but do you mean the whole outer edge is scalloped? In real life I have seen a few quilts with the edge scalloped and they all had binding on them, if thats any help. It might be AnnieOakLeaf who did a swag border, someone has, I recall seeing the quilt photo. Hmmmm, maybe time to start looking at members albums and see if we can find who it was? Or start a new topic with scallop borders as the heading if you dont hear anything?

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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:38 pm

Yes, I ended up with the red squares.
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Schnookie



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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:11 pm

Yeah, I loved the red squares! I bet it turned out great!
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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:20 am

Gimpy Cat wrote:
I want to do an appliqued scallop border/swag on one of my quilts in progress too Gnomie. I know you can cut the swag pieces and needle turn them down but do you mean the whole outer edge is scalloped? In real life I have seen a few quilts with the edge scalloped and they all had binding on them, if thats any help. It might be AnnieOakLeaf who did a swag border, someone has, I recall seeing the quilt photo. Hmmmm, maybe time to start looking at members albums and see if we can find who it was? Or start a new topic with scallop borders as the heading if you dont hear anything?

Sorry, Helen, I was waiting for the fabric and a ruler...I forgot to answer you! This one is pretty much the same as the needleturn you mentioned but I didn't want to use binding, so I am just going to turn both outer edges in, the bottom slightly under and whip stitched with NO binding! I will round the corner so the edge will be straight with the scalloped edge just inside 2-3 inches in. I really like the look. Won't probably ever do another but like to try different edges to see what it looks like.
I did buy an Eleanor Burns scalloped border ruler, too. That should help, I hope!
I like regular scalloped edges but this is really neat...glad you are going to try it too! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:57 pm

Another way is to 'birth' the quilt. This can, however, be very tricky with larger quilt.
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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:14 pm

I wrote a long post, then realized I was referring to a different quilt I am about to pin baste!!! doh Wow, I am losing it! I guess I have too many I am trying to finish up!

QMN...I agree, a smaller quilt would do well with the birthing method. I think this size would be daunting! It would, however, finish the ends nicely... Undesided I may think a bit more on that suggestion! coffeecup Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:09 pm

Dont be sorry Gnomie, I forget to answer posts all the time Thud (I dont mean to, I promise I dont mean to!) Anyway, I like the idea of slip stitching it closed, a lot of work but it means binding wont detract from the scallop border. Im wondering if you could perhaps press the edges in then glue baste them closed. Then rather than slip stitching by hand what if you machine stitched, like 1/8"in from the outer edge all the way around? You would have to be patient and take your time but in the end it might be a more solid finish and faster, just a thought!

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PostSubject: Re: Borders by Charal Quilts   Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:23 pm

My sister's grandmother in law made a scalloped-edge quilt on which the scallopped border had a separate backing that was machine sewn on the edge and hemstitched onto the back of the body of the quilt . The quilt was old when my DBiL was born, but still had lots of wear left in it wen he married my sis. Of course, the whole thing was very heavily quilted, as older bats required that sort of treatment.
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