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Thread: Binding

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    Senior Member lhavelka's Avatar
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    I have a question about what to use for the binding colors in my quilt. I am making a Christmas paper pieced quilt and there are many colors in the quilt. I have a striped colored fabric that has all the colors in it that I was going to use for the binding or do I go with a fabric that was already used in the quilt? Any suggestions??

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    Super Member Lneal's Avatar
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    I personally like the stripe for a binding. I have one of my quilts finished this way and it really adds to the quilt.

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    So it would look okay if that fabric is not in the quilt at all?

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    Definatly ok. I use a stripe for the binding when ever I can.

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    My most favorite binding was a striped one I did on the bias. Looks terrific! And the fabric doesn't have to have been used in the quilt; just so it coordinates.

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    Great!! I will try it on the bias that is what I was going to do. I will let everyone know how it turns out. Thanks so much!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhavelka
    So it would look okay if that fabric is not in the quilt at all?
    That is how mine is. I bought the pattern, the fabric for the quilt and binding just like the designer intended and love it. It's called Gettysburg.
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    Oh that is absolutely beautiful!!! I feel so much better now seeing your quilt. You did a wonderful job!!!

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    I think it would be beautiful with the striped binding.

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    I like the idea of using stripes.

    lneal your's is beautiful.

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