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Thread: Help me with binding selection...

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    I agree, black, I think anything else would detract.

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    Thanks for your help. I am leaning towards black. As to what thread I use to quilt it....I normally SID and am very happy with that. Basically that means my thread doesn't show. I am going to use a thicker batting this time...Quilters Dream Puff. I like the sound of it. My local quilt shop has ordered some for me and I will get it tomorrow. I should have the quilt finished soon and will post a picture for sure.

    Again, thanks for all the good suggestions.

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    Very pretty quilt and color selection. My first choice for binding would be black, but if you want a color I would search for a stripe that has the turquoise and pink and cut the strips on the diagonal.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Of the choices you have mentioned, I think black would be the best option. One other possibility would be a black plaid cut on the bias (would be great if you could find one with the pink and turquoise with black)...I love plaid bindings!

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    Absolutely black -- the center of the quilt is striking 'as is'....if you used anything else you take away the focus from the quilt itself. Nice quilt!

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    I too vote scrappy or just pink and turquoise!
    It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

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    I would do scrappy using the pink, turquoise and grays. No cats.

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    I also vote for black binding.

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    I would use all the scraps you have left and piece them together for the binding. I have seen several quilts lately done that way and it really looks great. All the colors would match the quilt and what would you have done with the extra fabric anyway. Put them in a scrap pile? I'm all for piecing the back with them and using them in the binding.

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    Where is the quilt going? Will a color other than black be better in that room or home? Is it for you or someone else.
    Personally, without knowing this I wouldn't be able to choose.

    However, I do like Silver Needle's suggestion. Go to your LQS first and see what hits your eye. It might even be another print that you hadn't noticed before.

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