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Thread: Binding Fabric--Should I use the dark or the medium ?? Would like opinions

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    I like the dark blue (sashing fabric) - it just frames it - its a beautiful quilt.

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    Do you have any light blue that matches the border. I think that would end the quilt but not take a way from the main quilt. If not then I think bind in same fabric as border.

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    Love your quilt and all the great colors. I like the backing fabric for the binding as my first choice and the sashing color material as my second.

    Every quilt is different and IMHO I think the backing material is so cool it just has to have more of it. It also will make the edge disappear so you look at the quilt center and not the edge of the quilt.

    Love this happy quilt. Let us know your choice!
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    Dark blue is really nice.
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    I always try a color that pops for the binding so vote for dark blue
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    dark blue.
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    How good are you at even bindings and neat corners? If you're a stickler for really tidy, precise binding work, then I think the dark fabric would be nice. If you're still learning, or you don't really want to invest the time in making the corners perfect, then I think that you're better off with a match to the border. My observation is that bindings are among the top problem areas where quilts fall into the "loving hands at home" category of crafting. I've learned not to make a showpiece of them unless I really intend to do it right.

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    Personally I'd use that red or the pink print in the lower right.

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    Dark absolutely.

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    just to add my HO to the mix: whatever you do will be wonderful. Personally, I like the binding to match the border so that the center of the quilt is the focus. Also, the binding ends up hanging off the bed anyway, so it only frames the quilt when it's laid out flat or hanging. Gorgeous quilt and love your colors! Do share what you end up doing.
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    I like the dark blue as the sashing and floral for the back

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    I like the dark blue, it brings it all together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamela M View Post
    I would go out and buy some dark pink but then I live where it is summer currently.
    I agree with Pamela. I think dark pink would pull both sides together. Very pretty quilt and I really love the floral back.

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    I like the dark blue. It frames your blocks and should frame the entire quilt. The florals would be lost in a binding.

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    Definitely the dark blue!

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    Dark blue!

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    The dark blue looks great
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    I think they're all nice options. Personally, I'd probably go with the backing fabric, but the dark blue is a nice option.
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    Use the dark or light for binding?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngelinaMaria View Post
    I think it will look nice using the dark blue (from the sashing) fabric for the binding but I know a lot of quilters prefer to use the fabric that is used in the outer border. I have 3 choices here--the dark blue from sashing, the medium blue small print from the border or the medium blue large floral print from the backing. I like all three but think the dark would make a nice "framing" to it.

    This is only a portion of the quilt--it measures around 68x78.

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    We learned at guild that binding is a little better if you use the dark fabric. This speaker said that our eye knows that the quilted piece has ended more easily. She stressed this more on wall hangings than on quilt.
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    Your quilt is beautiful! I love the backing you chose. My vote would've the dark blue. It seems I always gravitate to darker bindings but whatever you do it is going to look awesome!

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    I vote for the dark blue as binding
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    I like the dark. Also you could make a flanged binding with just a small amount of the light showing & the dark as the primary. There's a tute on the board or Sharon scrumber(spelling?) has one on YouTube
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    I like the Darker Blue too....
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    I was one of those kids who always outlined the coloring in a darker color and color the shape in lighter, so I would go with the darker binding.

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    I personally think the darker blue would be the color I'd choose.

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