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Old 02-25-2018, 03:42 AM
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What is the best way to add binding to an Irish Chain quilt. The chains are various shades of purple/lavender and the other blocks are white? I'm having a hard time deciding if I should do purple, white, or none at all. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:20 AM
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I don't usually bind in white, but any other of the others would work....audition each color to see what pleases you the most...I just fold the fab and lay top on top letting the folded fab peek out at the end as though it were sewn on...to get an idea of which i like best.....
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:49 AM
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I never use white fabric for binding as I think it will get dirty. I would lay some fabrics next to the top and audition them. My third quilt was an Irish Chain with blues and an ivory background, bound in blue. Good luck.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:21 AM
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I was told at a quilt class one time to never use white for binding, you should use dark so that your eye doesn't want to continue on.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:30 AM
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Generally I use a binding of a color within the quilt that I want to draw more attention or have it 'pop' more. If you have nothing that you feel needs to pop then I would use any of the colors within the quilt.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:40 AM
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All good advice. I also don't like to use white because of it getting dirty looking. I can't wait to see your quilt. Hope you show us a pic.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:26 AM
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Binding the same color as the chains would look good.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:39 PM
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I have used white for binding. Since I give the quilts away I don't know how the white ends up looking. Sometimes white is all the works.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:47 PM
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Try different ones (I never use all white). A purple/white stripe could be good. Deep purple. Dk Grey. Black.
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:36 AM
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Thanks for all the good advice about binding the Irish Chain. After several mentioned it, I can easily understand why a white binding would not be so good. I like the idea of "auditioning" different fabrics to see which one looks best.
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