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Thread: Blue & White for my boss and I have a ???

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    Super Member 2 Doods's Avatar
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    I am making this for my bosses retirement.
    It is the Sawtooth Square from quilterscache.com
    I have never made a two color quilt before. It went together nicely and pretty quickly. It is square and hard to get back far enough in my room to show it all. Hope you can get an idea.

    So my question---
    Do I use the blue print to do the binding? I don't think I want white. And I don't think it would look right to use the backing and add another fabric in. Would it?

    I still have to go shopping for the backing. I am thinking a blue on blue marble or tiedye type that doesn't have a real pattern.
    Any suggestions?

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    your quilt is very pretty. If it were me I would probably use the same blue in the top for my binding. But i'm sure our fellow quilters with more experience will be able to steer you in the right direction.

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    I would use the blue print to bind it.

    What a gorgeous quilt, well done!

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    Boy, that is really pretty! Are you going to put any border(s) on it? I think that would sort of determine what your binding should be.

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    Beautiful!!!! I would use the blue for binding!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Boy, that is really pretty! Are you going to put any border(s) on it? I think that would sort of determine what your binding should be.
    The pattern doesn't have a border but I thought about adding one.
    It is already 72x72. I was thinking a TV throw size would be nice.

    I like my boss and I don't want to be cheap, :lol: :lol: :lol:
    but I'm thinking it is large enough as is.

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    What a beauty you have made for your boss. I think the size is perfect for a throw and I would not add any borders to it. I think the blue would be perfect for the binding.

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    It's very pretty!
    I'd use the blue fabric you have for the binding.
    Not sure about adding a border to it. If you did, would you use the blue or white? I wouldn't incorporate another blue in there, the blue you have is beautiful!

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    That's so pretty! You've done a gorgeous job! What do you think of a red print for the backing and binding? Just something different. It's going to be loved whatever you decide! I saw a little hint of red something on the second picture and I thought it really popped with the quilt top!

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    I would use blue for the binding. Maybe think about a narrow, say 2" border of the white and then the blue for the binding. I wouldn't use white for binding, it would get dirty too easy. A blue marble on the back would look great.

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