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Thread: Color/width of binding?

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    Junior Member rosemary128's Avatar
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    Just a very simple quilt for my son who is obsessed with the movie Cars, but since I haven't completed many quilts, I thought I would ask all of you for your advice. I think the best color for the binding would probably be black - but what are your suggestions? Also, what width of fabric do you prefer to cut for your bindings? I've heard a lot about 1.5" if it is sewn to the front and blind-stitched to the back (which is what I'll likely do).

    Thanks in advance for your wisdom! :)

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    I always cut my binding 2.5 in and then iron it double, then sew to front and blind stitch to back!That way the seam is on the inside and you have a nice ironed fold to blind stitch on the back!!


    Like the idea of black for binding. Nice quilt!!


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    I make mine exactly like Ninnie does, with great results. Also, the extra fold makes the binding more durable.

    Oh, yea, I vote for black binding. :D :D :D



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    Love the quilt!! My little guy used to be a cars fan and he would have loved that. Personally, I like my binding to have a little pizzaz. I would go for red! I would do something fun, like red dots, or stripes with red/blue/black that incorporates all the colors. If you go with black, which would look nice, but not show up much, I'd probably go for a black dot fabric, like maybe black w/red dots, or something like that.

    Have fun, and I hope your son loves his quilt. I just finished my son's baseball quilt and he refuses to sleep without "mommy's love" on top of him!!

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    Yep, I do my binding like Ninnie. It will be a lot more durable for the little guy to haul around and step on, cuddle up in and wrestle away from other kids or the dog.

    Black would a great color for the binding, too!!

    I love the quilt -- you've done a great job!

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    love the quilt!

    i also do double fold binding.

    i would make a red or blue binding for this quilt since its for a child and they just love bright colors.

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    I also double the binding using 2 1/2 '' width. I would use red to set off the quilt. Good job by the way.

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    Very cute!! I do like the black binding, but I think blue or red would look great!

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    I also do the same as Ninnie, black would be my choice, but a colored binding would be fun, too :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    I always cut my binding 2.5 in and then iron it double, then sew to front and blind stitch to back!That way the seam is on the inside and you have a nice ironed fold to blind stitch on the back!!


    Like the idea of black for binding. Nice quilt!!


    Ninnie
    Great quilt! And black binding will be perfect I think. I also do the same with my binding as Ninnie and the others, BUT (and it's a big but hehehe!) I cheat, and don't blind stitch it on the back :oops: I fold it over and secure in place with wundaweb, then stitch in the ditch on the front which catches it on the back.

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