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Thread: Need suggestions on how to bind this quilt

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    Super Member CajunQuilter2's Avatar
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    I posted pics earlier of this quilt I am doing for a friends grandson. Now my problem is what to use for the binding. I do not have enough of either solid color to use by itself and really did not want to buy more if I can help it. Do you think if I combined the 2 colors that would be too much? Any suggestions are most appreciated.
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    What about doing a two toned binding. The front ends up having a different color that the back.
    Here's a tutorial online: http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Tone-Quilt-Binding/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnMarie
    What about doing a two toned binding. The front ends up having a different color that the back.
    Here's a tutorial online: http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Tone-Quilt-Binding/
    I had not seen this technique before. I might have to try it and agree with this quilt it could really work! :thumbup:

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    Do you have any more of the brown motorcycle fabric that you could use as binding? It has the same colors in it as is on the back of the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Do you have any more of the brown motorcycle fabric that you could use as binding? It has the same colors in it as is on the back of the quilt.
    Yes I do and that is a thought.... :idea:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnMarie
    What about doing a two toned binding. The front ends up having a different color that the back.
    Here's a tutorial online: http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Tone-Quilt-Binding/
    I had thought about trying that but was not sure how straight I could keep each side, I am notorious for NOT doing straight lines. But I will definately reconsider now that I have seen this.

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    What about brown? You have brown in the prints on both sides. Just solid brown not any of your prints.

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    I think you have a multitude of choices with all the colors in the fabric. Preview some different solids if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Do you have any more of the brown motorcycle fabric that you could use as binding? It has the same colors in it as is on the back of the quilt.
    That would look good...i agree

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    how about a mix of what you have left

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