Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Skip the Borders Blog Tour: Giveaway Closed


We are happy and honored to be a part of Julie Herman's Skip the Borders Blog Book Tour. Julie is a talented and profilic quilter. I can't wait for her to write a book featuring her Hex n More ruler (hint, hint).

Skip the Borders is a great book for both beginning and experienced quilters. The patterns range in difficulty and are perfect for showcasing a variety of fabric. And if you need the quilt to be larger just add a border!


Julie's brilliant introduction includes a detailed explanation of backing and binding. She makes quilt backs fun and exciting, showing several examples of how to make backings using leftover fabric from the quilt top and how to sew labels into your backing.

The introduction also has a focus on binding. Julie is the binding queen, guiding us through the ins and outs of binding. She encourages you to get creative with your binding by using the various techniques and playing with prints.


The first section of the book shows "one-block quilts." These patterns are great for both beginners and experienced quilters. Julie uses exciting prints and color to make each block shine.


The "two-block quilts" section focuses on quilts with two different block designs in the layout.


The third section of the book features "Outside-the-Block Quilts" which are fresh and unique. I cannot wait to make the Framed Coins quilt!


Now for a little Q&A.

Julie: All of the quilts in Skip the Borders are borderless! Do you skip borders on most of your quilts?
Kimberly: I add borders to all of my quilts. I love the finished edging of a border even if it is a skinny 2” border. My favorite quilts in the book are Box of Chocolates and White Stars! I plan to make both of these and to just add a 2” border to them! That is what is so great about this book, you can always add borders if you want!

Julie: In the intro to my book I give you Permission to Break the Rules. Do you break some quilting rules? What is the number one rule you break and why?
Kimberly: I stick to most quilting rules since I am an “in the box” type of person. However, I never prewash and I use a ton of steam and even more starch when making my quilts. I starch when I first iron my fabrics and I starch the blocks every time I go to the ironing board. Sometimes my blocks feel like cardboard when I am done. But I love the stiffness of the block. When the quilt is quilted you can’t tell that I even used starch.

Julie: It's no secret that I love binding! In Skip the Borders I included an entire chapter on binding. So the million dollar question, is do you use bias or straight of grain most of the time?
Kimberly: I always use straight binding and I cut my bindings at 2.5” for lap size quilts and 2” for crib sized quilts. I am not patient and bias binding is a little too tricky for the speed I like to achieve.


Lucky for all of our Jolly Jabber readers, we are giving away an e-book of Skip the Borders. The giveaway is now closed and Sherry B is our lucky winner. Thanks for playing! 

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Sallie said...

I usually do borders, but I'd love to do one of these and skip the borders! Thanks for the giveaway!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Sep. 19, 2012. Thanks again.

Sheila said...

I always add a border or two or three. However, I like quilts without borders, too. Especially after seeing the front of your book.

Jody said...

I've made two quilts without a border, and they turned out great! I would love this book, I'm always game for trying out new patterns!!!

Anonymous said...

Once upon a time I was an "always a border/s" quiltmaker but now I have learned that "skipping" can be fun. Traditional blocks need borders but the open modern look can just end wherever it wants to.

Linda

Scrapatches said...

I let each quilt decide what borders or not are needed ... ;) Pat

B Greene said...

On large quilts, I usually use a border, but I am open to not adding one. Thanks for the chance to win!

Carolyn said...

I have left some quilts borderless and love them but I NEED this book for that entire chapter on binding...my least favorite part of the process.

Carrie P. said...

I do skip borders. sometimes I just think a quilt doesn't need them. thanks for the giveaway.

Caren D said...

Sometimes I use borders, sometimes I don't.....I like both. However, I would love to win the book for more information on binding and some new patterns. I especially love the coin quilt with the frames around them.

Delores said...

I usually add borders, but I do like the look of her quilts in the book, so I must try one without.
Love to win the book.

pkrueger said...

I mostly do borders, but would skip a border for some of these really cute patterns.

Rae R said...

It depends on the quilt. Sometimes I leave the border off, change it, or add a border or two. I use the pattern as a starting point, but make whatever alterations necessary to fulfill my vision of what the quilt should be. Thanks for the giveaway! raybanfandango at hotmail dot com

Sandy D said...

If the pattern I am making calls for a border I will put a border on. I love the look of a quilt with no border and have made one. I plan on doing more after seeing the quilts in this book.

Lisa Marie said...

I sometimes use borders, sometimes not. Just depends what the quilt needs.

Terry Kessinger said...

I've never skipped the borders, as I've only made one quilt, which is still getting quilted! I've heard more complaints about the borders than any other part of the quilt. This borderless quilt idea sounds fantastic!

freakadoodles said...

I think I'm about 50/50 on using borders. Depends on the quilt!

Laurel said...

Sometime I put on borders, sometimes not. I do think that a border often is like a matted picture, it just adds an extra something. Would love to have a copy of this book.

Meredith said...

I have done both - I love the looks of this book!!

giddy99 said...

I'm new, and have only worked on 3 quilts - 2 of those have skipped the borders. :)

Kim said...

I do borders - - but after seeing these quilts I think I I may skip a border or 2 or 3!

Bailey said...

Thinking about my quilts that are either done or in progress, I'd say I have skipped the borders about 100% of the time! That's not to say I would never do a quilt with borders, just haven't yet!

Gidget said...

I think Borders are sometimes needed to bring a quilt together... sometimes borders are overdone and distract from the quilt design too.
I usually add a border... but I really like this book.

Gina S. said...

I skip the borders, unless i need to make it bigeer and im in a hurry. :)

Quilter in the Gap said...

I love to break the rules so I think I need this book. I always border but don't want to anymore!!! LOL

Sonia B said...

I ususally skip the borders. Thanks for the chance.

Exuberant Color said...

I do borders on some, not on others. I like just binding as the end of most quilts.

stephmabry said...

For me it depends on the size of the quilt! If I accidentally ended up with a square, then borders get added to top-and-bottom for length. If I don't think I'll be able to fit the quilt through my machine if it's any bigger, then definitely no borders, lol! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Paula A said...

I am usually doing a two border system on my quilts, a small inner frame and then a larger outer....I may have to give skipping them a try on my next project though

Donna Baker said...

well since I've only made 2 quilts so far & both were borderless, I guess I am a no borders quilter! however, the one I am currently working on will have borders! I will try anything once! can't wait to get this book if I don't win the ebook!

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

Once in a while I skip the borders. If I need to make it bigger, the border is important if you don't have enough fabric for more blocks :)

Ellee said...

The majority of the time I don't add any borders. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Gertie Pye said...

I do usually add borders but I think that's because I usually do exactly what the pattern tells me like a geek! The quilt I'm working on right now doesn't have borders because I was having a rebellious moment whilst planning it and decided to do an extra row of blocks instead. This book looks fabulous!

Sarina said...

I almost always add borders. I don't know why... I guess it just has that feeling of the frame around a picture. Finished. But maybe I'll give it a try without.

Jennifer said...

I used to do borders on every quilt. The last several have been without. I can't wait to check out this book to get some new ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

Valerie said...

I like the look of modern quilts with no borders, but sometimes add them to make my quilt larger. Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

I've skipped the borders on a couple quilts. It makes me nervous though because I use borders to square up.

Sharon P said...

I have skipped the borders so far on the quilting projects I have made - I would love to learn more!

Kindred Quilts said...

I usually include a border, but now I have permission to skip the border! Thanks for the chance to win the ebook!

TheStylishHome said...

I haven't skipped the borders yet, but might after seeing some of the cool quilts in that book! Thanks for the chance!

Deb said...

What cool quilts! White Stars caught my attention immediately and now I want to make one! As for borders, sometimes I do, sometimes I don't!

Debbie said...

I haven't skipped the borders yet, but I'm going to try it!

Cecilia said...

I have always added a border, but i'm willing to try something different. Thanks for the chance towin.

Ben D said...

It depends how you define a border. None of my larger quilts has a traditional border, but some extend the negative space or repeat the sashing in a border-like construction.

Cindy G. said...

I usually add borders. Seeing many examples without them makes me want to try it though.

Little Ella Lu said...

I've only made jean quilts so I don't do borders.

Kristi said...

I've made both - But, I really like borderless quilts....in most of my quilts the border is waving so badly that it's embarrassing. Thanks for the chance to win!

drmithome said...

I do both depending on pattern and my mood.

mean sarah jean said...

i'm about 50/50. depends on the pattern.

Tamie said...

I generally skip the borders so I'm really excited about this book. Thanks for participating in the tour.

Marcia W. said...

Most the time I use borders, and have skipped borders too (my first quilt). Usually it depends on whether I have enough fabric and the size of the quilt (too big or too little requiring an adjustment). I would love to learn from Julie's book as admire her quilt designs.

Regina said...

It entirely depends on the quilt - and these are GREAT!!! Definitely need to get my hands on this book!

Jamie Lee said...

I think I do usually include borders, so it would be fun to try some patterns that don't have any. Thanks for the chance! I love Julie's style!

VickiT said...

So far in the baby quilts I've made they have all been done without borders. They were done with a lot of machine embroidery on them.

Marcia W. said...

Most the time I use borders, and have skipped borders too (my first quilt). Usually it depends on whether I have enough fabric and the size of the quilt (too big or too little requiring an adjustment). I would love to learn from Julie's book as admire her quilt designs.

Mary W. said...

So far my quilts have had borders, but I love all the creative ideas in Julie's book! I don't know which of her quilts I would make first--they're all so gorgeous!

Lee said...

Congrats to Julie on her book! I have done some without and some with! Thanks!

April @ Sewing Novice said...

I've only made one quilt and one table runner and the quilt I skipped the border, but the table runner had one. I think I like more designs without borders though, seems a little more modern to me.

Scrapbean said...

I was in a shop in Ft. Worth this week and saw the book and THREE of the quilts! Beautiful! I would love to have this ebook and prop up my iPad next to my sewing table soon. I'm not a huge fan of boarders but something to achieve the size I want, I will add a border. :-)

Jill

hayley l. said...

I have skipped and not skipped borders in past quilts; would love to learn more from this book! Thank you for the opportunity!

patty a. said...

I skip the borders a lot! Once in awhile a border is added though.

Eye of the Dolphin said...

It really depends on the quilt. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.

Nancy said...

I prefer borders
nridder@hurontel.on.ca

Jennifer Salter said...

I've made a bunch of quilts and I've never thought to Skip the boarders! I think that could be a lot of fun! Definitely something to add to my list of things to try :)

KaHolly said...

I love it! I've been skipping the borders on a lot of my most recent quilts and I just love the look!!

nicole said...

i've always done borders, but maybe i need to skip the border!

Judy1522 said...

I am working on a quilt right now that has no border and I didn't even think about it until I read this post. Julie's book looks like a great book with lots of useful information and great quilts.

Ray said...

When I first saw this book advertised, I knew I wanted it. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win it. :-)

Heidi Staples said...

It really depends on the quilt. I'd say that I skip the borders maybe half of the time.

What a fantastic book! Thanks so much for sharing a copy!

Dee's Diary said...

I almost always have a border, but Julie's quilts are so cool, I'd love to try one of her borderless ones.

Andrea said...

As others have said, it really depends on the quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. This book looks amazing and I love Julie's quilts.

Sue said...

I've mostly put borders on my quilts, but the modern movement is influencing me to do some without.

Anna said...

I love the idea that books are now being published flat up in electronic form!!
I am holding out to buy an e-copy if I dont win one (hint, hint)!

Gill said...

This looks a great book!
I'm not a fan of borders so I often skip them!

Brenna said...

Some of each, it depends on how I'm feeling that day!

ritainalaska said...

yes, i skip borders, but it depends on the quilt pattern. if the size is o.k. without, that's fine, no border. but, it really depends on how it would look without a border, whether or not the binding would finish it off. thanx for the chance to win this great patterns book.

RSHudson said...

It really depends on the quilt but I've made a lot of baby quilts as gifts this year and the majority of them were "skip the border"; looks like a great book; thanks for chance! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

Allison C said...

I mostly skip, but it depends on the pattern.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I usually add borders, but I like the clean look of skipping the borders. So I may have to give it a try. Julies' book looks awesome!

Pat V. said...

I don't usually skip the borders, but this book is giving me some great ideas!

Nana Jo said...

Sometimes I skip the borders, but generally I do like borders. I think they pull the quilt together.

Pat Hanna said...

I have been doing mostly quilts with borders, but I just completed Julie's "Ballerina" pattern, without borders, and I love the way it came out.

Anonymous said...

No borders! Its fun to try something new and it looks awesome!

Barb said...

Most of my projects have borders: some wide, some narrow.

Carol said...

Most of my quilts have borders because they seemed to need them, but several quilts I've made did not need borders.

Shirley Tener said...

I have skipped the border...funnymesjc at gmail dot com

Rebecca said...

I mostly skip the borders :)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tanya said...
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Adrianne said...

Whether or not I put a border on depends on the quilt - I usually make my patterns up as I go so it is always a bit of a mystery...

Leila said...

I usually add a border but these look great without!

Tanya said...

I have always put borderd on my quilts, I like the way it frames my work. However, I'm always willing to try something new and love the look of the quilts in this book. Thanks for the chance to win:-)

Kathleen O'Grady said...

I have made a few quilts without the borders and enjoy doing both ways. It just depends on the quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a great book :)

Amy said...

I skip to my heart's content, and add borders when the quilt asks for them.

Queenie Believe said...

Here's to starch and more starch :o)
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Mommarock said...

I have skipped the borders, but I'm not opposed to doing them. I agree that I would like a Hex n more book. I have the ruler and I'm ready!!!

Deb said...

I always do borders and not sure i've ever skipped them. Would love to see some patterns where it looks ok to do that.

Nita said...

I usually put a border on because I like to do some hand quilting in it. But I love the look of the borderless quilts and I'm sure I'll be trying it out. Would love to have a copy of this book so am crossing my fingers my number comes up!

allierae said...

I usually add borders but I think I'm ready to skip it on my next quilt. I'd love to win the book to check out her ideas!

Meghan said...

I don't skip the borders but I want to try it!

Kathryn said...

I've made one of Julie's borderless quilt, and loved the look.

Miss Nancy said...

I have always done borders. I do love Julie's book and the idea of skipping the borders. Her quilts are so neat, tidy, and sleek. Great idea, Julie.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Rachelle said...

No border on my last quilt, will be one on the next one though but I can see more borderless quilts in the future.

blondie19012k said...

My first quilt is in the planning stage, I'm not intending to use a border! All I am missing is a little confidence before I can get started! I love the look of this book, all the quilts look gorgeous :)

Barbara Woods said...

i would love to learn how thanks

Karen said...

I don't think I have ever made a quilt without a border. I'd be willing to give it a try if I won the book.

Lisas Mom said...

Once I wanted to leave out the borders and the "quilt police" pressured me into adding a border. If I had your book I could reference it when arguing against adding a border. :)

jmniffer said...

I've never done a quilt without borders but I do have a pattern for one on my bucket list. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

Lora Martin said...

I skip the borders whenever possible. I've rarely made a quilt that I liked better with a border. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Abbie @ Rosewill Arts said...

I almost always quilt with borders, so this book could be a great way to push me out of my comfort zone. Thanks!

SherryB said...

I have done only one quilt where I have skipped the borders, and I am now going to do more! The borders always fret me out--do I have enough fabric, what width should I make them, what color, etc, etc. This looks really liberating & exciting. Thanks for the sweet giveaway to help make this easier!

lynaeve said...

I have not yet finished a quilt top. Still too new. thanks for the chance

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I do not feel that all quilts need borders - I would say most of mine do not have them, my applique quilts on the other hand almost always have an applique border

Ginger said...

More often than not I do skip the boarders.

ginger c at gmail dot com

Jane S. said...

I go on a quilt-by-quilt basis. Some quilts just seem to really need the final framing that a border can provide.

scottylover said...

The last two quilts were without borders, but the one I am working on now has one border. I haven't made many that have more than one border, though. It depends on the pattern what I think it needs!

Sandy A

Kate Brown said...

I nostly do borders :)

Sabrina said...

I do borders about half the time. It really just depends on what effect I want the quilt to have.

Amanda said...

I've made border less quilts but haven't yet deliberately "skipped" a border.

Mila@Rimbun said...

I skip the border only once..

Claudette said...

For the few years, I haven't used borders.

hueisei said...

I make a quilt with border. :)

Sarah Strange said...

My quilts (both of 'em) are half in half! One with and one without! I LOVE the designs in this book!

Books_Bound said...

Oh wow, I love the Framed Coins quilt!

I have yet to make a quilt with borders, but that will end soon, as one of my two WIPs has a border. We'll see if it converts me or not. ;)

CathyK said...

What a neat book! I have only been quilting for a year. I always do exactly as the directions state, so I have never skipped a border. May I add I do NOT like putting borders on!!! They are hard for me for some reason.

JaneB said...

Cool and ebook! This one looks dandy. I usually do a border, but they are often pieced, so its a different kind of finish. Thanks for the giveaway.

Deb said...

This looks like such a fab book. I don't usually skip the borders but Julie is so inspirational, I am going to have to start!

Jennie P. said...

I am a border skipper!!

Anonymous said...

I usually add borders, but these quilts look nice without borders. So it would be nice read whole book and try couple or more. Annaleena

robin said...

I would LOVE to win this book! I am a newbie quilter and so far have only made quilts with borders. I am determined to try Julie's no border idea!

annemarie said...

I would love to try this concept - sounds so much easier than doing a border.

Jodie said...

I sometimes use borders, sometimes not. It depends on the pattern and how the fabrics come together, for me anyway.

Sharon said...

Depending on the quilt but I mainly use borders. Would like to switch up things a bit and go without!

Joshua said...

I usually skip borders. I think I've actually only made one quilt that did have boarders.

Lori said...

Oh what a wonderful book.
Im new and Ive only made 4 quilts so far. And they all have borders.
Thanks for a chance to win and a chance to expand my "borders"

Odette said...

Siempre es bueno conocer una nueva forma de hacer las cosas, me encantaria probar y conocer mas acerca de esto, muchas gracias por compartir esta informacion en este excelente libro.

Saludos desde Chile

Odette

CynthiaT59 said...

I have only begun quilting and so far there has always been a border. I love the look of the quilts in the book without borders.

Sandy said...

I am a border person for sure but I absolutely love everything I've seen in this book and plan to go borderless in the future.=)

Anonymous said...

I do both. some quilts scream " I NEED A BORDER. jillfroelich@yahoo.com

MC said...

I am definitely not a borders person, this would be perfect for me :)

Anonymous said...

I skip borders most of the time. I usually only add borders if I am tired of making the blocks, and want to make the quilt bigger without adding more rows. :)

Elsa said...

I've skipped borders on occasion, but not always.
I've been following the blog tour of Skip the Borders and this book looks like a great one ~ I especially like the White Stars quilt!
thanks for the giveaway!

Judi said...

I usually don't do borders. I thought I was a border person until you asked this question, and I thought back over the quilts I've made and realized that only two of them have ever had borders :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love to skip borders!

Jeanne Gwin said...

I do put borders on all my quilts. They have to be framed since quilts are a work of art! Thanks for a chance to win.

Meg said...

With the exception of my first couple of quilts, I always add a border. But, sometimes my borders come out a little wonky; so I think I will try going without again.
megromeo@gmail.com

M.W. said...

In the past I always added a border but lately I have found that on some quilts I like to Skip the Border.
Shawn M.

Dionysia Palmer said...

well, only my second quilt, made about 15 years ago. was borderless. it had lots of planes on it, for my husband, who was learning to fly at the time.. BUT i should do more .. would love this book to get back into it! The sample quilts are my style, too

Marsha said...

I've only just finished my 2nd quilt and it doesn't have a border. Depends on the quilt I guess.?

Erin@Sew at Home Mummy said...

I've just started skipping borders...and LOVE it! I love how modern it looks.
Thanks for the opportunity!

Exuberant Color said...

I let the quilt speak to me. About half don't have borders.

Christy said...

Sometimes a quilt just screams skip the borders...I listen and obey! Thanks for the give away!

Denise Degnan said...

Borders aren't my favorite and I do see where some quilts would look better without them. Possibly a more modern look.

thepiececorps said...

I like borders when they are part of the design but never add them just to make it bigger, sand never add HUGE borders for that same reason...I have been making more borderless quilts than bordered lately tho. I love what I have seen of this book! Can't wait to use my new ruler...TIA! B-)

Marcia B said...

A lot of my UFO projects are due to the borders!!! I get the middle part done...and when I get to the border (which to me isn't as much fun), I lose my momentum!! I need to give myself 'permission' to not worry about a border and just add the binding!!! Now bindings....I love them! :)
Keeping my fingers crossed because it is such a great give away! :)

carrie said...

I almost always skip the borders!

Linda V said...

I most always use borders, since I love a BIG quilt and it adds inches in an easy way, while framing the design. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Yea!! Permission to always put a border on. I would love to have the book -- such a great give away.

Ruby

Anonymous said...

I have skipped the borders.. A great give away

Ruby

Anonymous said...

So far I have always put borders on, but after seeing some examples, I think I will try it.
Would love to have the e-book.

Thanks

cbphillips said...

Borders have always driven me crazy. Most of my art bleeds off the edge...so why shouldn't my quilts? Hope to win your book to enhance my future quilts without borders!!!

Lou said...

I am a add the border type of gal but my ideas are evolving so this would be something new to try:)
I am a big Julie fan and have a few of her older patterns just not had the time to make them yet:( Story of our lives:)
Thanks for offering this book!

Dee said...

I usually have boarders, but would love to have a"fast" pattern for quick gifts.

Annette said...

Cannot wait for this book! It is shouting my name :):)

CarolCat said...

I have always thought that borders somehow 'finish' the quilt, BUT after seeing some of the wonderful patterns in this book, I may become a believer in "Skip the Borders".

Judy B said...

Maybe I am lazy, but 99% of the time I skip the borders. Thank you for the great giveaway.

Unknown said...

Never thought about that. Just a few of my quilts have borders. for the most part they don't have one, because they didn't need one. judy's book and blog make me think about that. I would like to give a try in future in a more thoughtful way.
Katia

Marg P. said...

I always put borders on my quilts, but maybe it's time for a change!

Cheryl Reader said...

Skipping would be a first for me--usually have some print that I LOVE--will have to try this sometime!

Cal said...

I don't think I ever have skipped a border, but looking at those quilts, maybe I should sometime try it!

supersara20 said...

Sometimes I skip it, other times I don't. Depends onthe quilt and how big I want it to be.

Anonymous said...

Julie Herman is sooo talented. When you look at these borderless quilts, the borders are not even missed. I love the look of just seeing the pattern of the blocks and all the motion they create without bumping into a wall. I will start planning one of thesesoon. Thanks for the give-away.

kprescott68@yahoo.com

Ruth B said...

I think I have skipped a border or two but I can't recall the quilts. This looks like a lovely book and a great concept.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I do skip the borders but I need to experiment and do it more often.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

ginaquilts said...

I hate adding borders so I'd probably love this book!

Sharon said...

her quilts are so striking! love her use of color! Would love the freedom of not ptuting borders on quilts....looks like a great book!

bee said...

in looking at my quilts i have almost half with borders and about half without! it all depends on the quilt.

Anne said...

it nevered occurred to me not to have borders. But, I will try it now!

Ebeth said...

I can't say that I've made enough quilts to say if I have a rule about skipping the borders but I know I WANT to! I don't like feeling like I have to but I don't want to ruin blocks that would look better framed with a border.

Thanks for the chance!
elizabeth
lwghosts at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

Great book! I am leaning more and more toward quilts without borders just to save time! They are so clean and fresh looking!

Shar said...

I think some quilts look great without borders. this looks like a fun book.

glenni said...
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glenni said...

haven't skipped the borders... yet! ;)

kalla (at) helsinkilainen dot com

(added the email and deleted my previous comment!)

alady farmer said...

I usually add boarders, but would love to try one without. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance! A.ladyfarmer at yahoo dot com

sophie said...

I'm probably 50-50 on adding borders or not. Sometimes the frame that a border adds feels right, but quilts don't always need that added visual element. I've loved seeing the borderless quilts being featured in the blog tour and would love to win a copy of the book.

Rachel Booth said...

I skip the borders!! :) I think it makes quilts look so modern and daring!

Erin McSweeney said...

I would say I'm a 50% quilter...whatever the quilt says to me that is the path I follow and enjoy....great quilts in the book

Deb said...

recently many of my quilts don't have borders!

Carla G said...

I like to skip the borders too! These quilts look fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Beach Angel said...

I usually do borders and I always use bias binding. I love the look of bias prints especially if it is a stripe.

Linda said...

I usually add borders but I think I need to think outside the box! Julie's quilts are beautiful

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Such gorgeous quilts in Julie's book. I have made quilts where I have skipped the borders. I usually wait and see what the quilt tells me when I get to that point. When I first started quilting, I'd buy all my fabric at once. I no longer buy border fabric early because more than once I've gotten to that point and either the fabric I picked doesn't work or it looks better without one.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win a super book.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Christine Burns said...

I'm excited for a chance to win a copy of this book because I like the more modern patterns and always struggle with how to finish them off! This book will be just what I need!

Gabrielle Robles said...

I use borders. Often times because the fabric collection has a border print that begs to be shared.

KrisD said...

I usually add borders to my quilts and I always use straIght of grain blinding. I'm a binding freak and love the entire binding process. Thank you for the chance to win the book.

Beth said...

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. I like having a place to show off a long stretch of gorgeous fabric. It really depends on the quilt's personality.

Edna V. said...

I have only done a few non-border quilts and they were for babies. They had cotton on the top and flannel on the bottom. Love the book - neat ideas.

mahoo said...

I sometimes skip the borders. Some quilts are better without!

ozone3 said...

I usually do borders, but I'd love to try skipping the borders. There are some great looking quilts in this book! Thanks for the chance to win!!

trillium said...

I'm making some charm patch quilts and am definitely skipping the borders!

Would love to win the book for more ideas!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I usually border my quilts, but lately I've been planning un-bordered ones.

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