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Thread: Do you put a binding on a wallhanging?

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    Angry Do you put a binding on a wallhanging?

    I posted earlier about battings for this wallhanging. Thanks for all the replies. I just thought of another question. Do you put a binding on a wallhanging or do you just sew it right sides together and flip it inside out? I so dread joining my binding strips at the end.
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    Either way is fine. BTY it is very cute, and well done.
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    Adding a binding gives you the chance to add a last pop of color. I always put bindings on my wall hangings. Finishing the ends isn't really that hard once you learn how.

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    Thank you

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    Any suggestions as to color on the binding? Not sure what really matches with gold.

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    I bind pretty much everything I do and there is an easy way to sew the ends together!! I do it on the diagonal and it works well every time!!!

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    I do mine both ways, depends on the size and the design. You have said that you didn't plan to quilt that piece and want to put a soft batting, if any, in it. Under those conditions, not putting a binding on will just increase the chances that it will sag and droop. You've never said what the size is; that makes a difference as well because of the weight pulling it down.
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    The size is 11 3/4 x 44 1/2. The more I think about it, the more I am leaning towards binding it. Why would I go to all this work and not finish it up nicely? Again, not sure what color to use on the binding.

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    I always use batting and bind. I just think it looks better,and the weight helps things hang flat. Color? Maybe a darker color from your design? My PC may not be showing a true color but it looks like a golden with a brown, or dark tan design. Id try to match the darker color in the design. Good luck, I really like your wall hanging!

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    Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. It all depends upon the way I want it to look. Your quilt (which is beautiful, by the way), your choice.

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