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    I'm almost finished a scrappy quilt. For the body of the quilt I just used scraps. I thought to unify the quilt with the same fabric for sashing ,border & binding. Of course I can't get more of this fabric and I have less than a 1/4 yard left for binding. I used a med. green with white vines for border & sashing. Any ideas for binding.
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    I would probably use a solid, dark green that blends with the green in your border. I prefer dark bindings as they are likely to pick up the most soiling, and a dark binding usually frames the quilt nicely.
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    How about a green and white stripe binding?

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    how about taking it to the fabric store and see what pops out to you?
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    I usually try to use a dark color for binding as well. I also tend to find a color for binding that is the least visible in my quilt top to make those bits 'pop' a bit more. Not sure how this would work for a scrappy quilt but if you have a small amount of a given (darker) color within the top - that's what I would lean towards.

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    Could you make a scrappy strip from fabrics in the quilt? A scrappy binding in darks would work.
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    Scrappy binding works for the quilt!
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    I vote for dark scrappy binding.

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    I will try a scrappybinding. Went to fabric store on the off chance they might have the green I had used. Since bought it about 6 months ago no luck.

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    I was thinking a tone on tone med. green or slightly darker green that works well with your border fabric will work to unify the quilt and allow the colorful center to be the focus.

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    I like to bind with the backing fabric because it takes me forever to decide on backing fabric. None of my quilts would be bound if I had to made another decision for a different fabric for binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
    I would probably use a solid, dark green that blends with the green in your border. I prefer dark bindings as they are likely to pick up the most soiling, and a dark binding usually frames the quilt nicely.
    I usually go with the darkest color in the quilt for my binding, also. Though I do like the idea of a striped binding, especially if you can find something printed on the bias!!
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    Tartan has a very good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
    I would probably use a solid, dark green that blends with the green in your border. I prefer dark bindings as they are likely to pick up the most soiling, and a dark binding usually frames the quilt nicely.
    I agree with this idea and also the use of a fairly dark binding as the borders do pick up most soiling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
    I would probably use a solid, dark green that blends with the green in your border. I prefer dark bindings as they are likely to pick up the most soiling, and a dark binding usually frames the quilt nicely.
    I agree with this idea and also the use of a fairly dark binding as the borders do pick up most soiling.
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    Buenas tardes, perdón Pero no hablo bien inglés AUNQUE entiendo lo escrito.
    Quiza te ayude lo que yo hago. Si el ribete mide 2 1/2" yo hago tiras de 1 3/4" de la tela que quiero que se vea y de 1 1/4" de otra tela que va a quedar escondida. Puede que así tengas suficiente tela.
    Un saludo a todas desde Madrid, España, me gusta mucho vuestra tertulia.

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    Acabo de ver esta fotografía. Mi propuesta era la contraria que se viera la tela de las calles y quedara oculta otra tela cualquiera, pero esta opción también es perfecta.

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    Mostly these days all of my bindings are scrappy I just use a few of the fabrics within the quilt.
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    Scrappy binding, choosing the green fabrics in the quilt closest to the green in the border.
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    I agree with those who suggest scrappy binding.. I have done that a few times and I really liked how it turned out

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