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    Help me with binding selection...

    I have not yet quilted this, but it is next on my list, after I buy some fabric for the back. My current question is what should I use to bind this. I had planned on binding it in the pink fabric, but I don't have enough. In fact, I don't have enough of any of the fabric from the center. That means I could bind it in black or I could make a scrapy binding out of what I have left from the five center fabrics. I could even just use any two of the center fabrics, three, or four. I just don't have enough of any one to do the entire binding.

    So, what would you do? Black or scrapy? (Those are fat cats in the black fabric....sort of hard to see in the picture.)

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Dina
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    Try taking it to LQS and audition several options. One will just make the quilt pop the others just won't do anything for it. That's my method.
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    Lay the scrappy out and put the top on to audition the scrappy. I think scrappy would be cute, but you need to see it before you decide.

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    I think scrappy would be good but as others have said you need to audition.

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    i like the look of the top the way it is. thus, i'd use black binding
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    I think scrappy!
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    I think I would try to get more turquoise and use that as binding. If you can. It looks good and stands out in it and I think it would really look dramatic as a binding.
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    Black would be my choice. Pretty quilt!

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    Black would be my choice also. It looks great the way it is now. I think scrappy would distract from the center. Black would finish the quilt off nicely.

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    I would choose black binding. Any other color would be distracting from your quilt design. I'll be curious to know what thread color you'll choose for quilting, though. Please post a pic when you're done!
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