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Thread: Binding Color

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    Senior Member Normabeth's Avatar
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    Binding Color

    Hi, I just back my sister's quilt from the LAQ, now I just need to bind it and it's done. How do I pick a color for the binding? Is it always a darker color? Will a lighter shade do? Thanks for your input. NormaBeth
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    Darker frames it in and closes the image. Lighter opens up the image so your eye follows it from center out.
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    It's whatever you want. Audition a few colors and see which you like best. Sometimes I do it in the same fabric as the outer border, sometimes in one of the fabrics from the quilt, sometimes from a fabric that wasn't in the quilt but I like the way it looks. Lots of options but it's your choice.

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    Traditionally a darker colour was chosen so the quilt edge doesn't get dirty as fast. I think you can use whatever colour suits the quilt since the quilt can go in the washing machine if the edge gets dirty. In the old days, quilt were not washed too often because it was hard work!!

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    Gateway is right. If you match it to the last border then it's not seen. If you use a contrast or another fabric used in the quilt it will be seen.
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    I love a good stripe ;-)
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    I bind all my quilts in a small black and white check or stripe or zigzag so I guess I'm no help. LOL

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    Take the quilt into your LQS and ask them. They will help you find the right fabric for the binding. Another Idea is to use the scraps from the quilt and piece them together.

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    You can use anything that looks good to you!!!

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    you can always put together a binding strip from scraps of materials from the quilt...see how helpful we all are at helping you answer your question??
    Kate

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