Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 69

Thread: Do borders and bindings need to match?

  1. #1
    Junior Member JudyMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Roseville, Minnesota
    Posts
    298

    Do borders and bindings need to match?

    I am making a quilt and did not buy enough fabric for the binding! Do the borders and bindings need to match? What about the backing? I usually have borders, bindings and backing match. What are the rules or recommendations for a lap quilt?

  2. #2
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    8,566
    mine never match. I think of them as accent.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

  3. #3
    Super Member nannyrick.com's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    4,549
    I usually pick some colors in the fabric and go with that. They don't necessarily have to match.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    S. Texas
    Posts
    1,248
    No rmules. Do what lends itself to the quilt and fabric.

  5. #5
    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    9,477
    there are NO RULES! you can make it any way you want- and if you 'browse' the pictures catagory here you will find many many pictures of quilts with bindings totally different than borders- and backs a whole different quilt---you can do it any way you like-it's your project! if we all made them alike what would be the point?
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

  6. #6
    Super Member sandybuttons's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    3,233
    Mine never match, enjoy using accent colors
    Sandy

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    99
    Sometimes the coolest quilt comes from fabric shortage. I like the mental challenge.

    Sometimes my binding match and sometimes they coordinate. A quilting buddy of mine likes to use striped fabric (on the bias) for her binding.....just depends on the quilt.

    As far as backings, I love to piece things together for my back. If I have leftover fabrics or blocks, they get incorporated into the back. Makes the back interesting!

  8. #8
    Super Member retrogirl02's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    1,745
    Mine never match. I look for a pattern that brings out something I want to highlight in the blocks and make continuous bias binding. I may make an exception for my Dear Jane only because it's so busy and I don't want eyes drawn to the binding.
    OVER THE RAINBOW JANE is the name of my Dear Baby Jane----though it should be poor, neglected & may never ever be finished baby jane!
    http://retrofabulous-retro.blogspot.com

  9. #9
    Super Member Buckeye Rose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monroe, IN
    Posts
    1,992
    for me, the binding is the last border or frame to the pieced top.....sometimes it will match the last border, sometimes it will match the backing....sometimes it matches nothing....just depends on what fabric is available and the look I am trying to achieve....sometimes it is a many colored thing with WOF strips from several different fabrics!

  10. #10
    Senior Member leggz48's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Granbury Texas
    Posts
    322
    Mine seldom match. I NEVER buy enough fabric so I use what I have to compensate, or go to my LQS and go through their remnants for something suitable. Remember Rule #1: There are NO RULES!!!
    Linda

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.