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Old 07-26-2015, 01:03 PM
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Question Binding for Vintage Quilt?

I have a quilt top that my Grandmother hand pieced a few years or more before she passed in the mid sixties. I have had it quilted and now need to choose a binding. Any ideas?? I am attempting to attach a photo, hope it comes through!
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:34 PM
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I would find a blue and white mixed fabric to bind. Take your quilt with you to match. If you can find a plaid or stripe in blue and white, cut it on the bias for a real pretty edge.
Lovely heirloom quilt!
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I keep thinking that a simple white binding would stay with the feeling of the vintage quilt. It would keep the focus on the pieced blocks and the quilting. I think the quilting really adds to the vintage feel, also. What a special quilt for you to have. Simply beautiful.
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:53 PM
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I would probably bind it in a solid blue or white to match the piecing fabrics. Take it with you when you shop for the binding fabric, for sure.
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Thank you Tartan! I like that idea, as long as it doesn't deter from the overall flow(?) of the quilt.

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Thank you suern3, I'm thinking that too...IF I can find a suitable match. Thank you for your kind comments!
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I would find a blue and white mixed fabric to bind. Take your quilt with you to match. If you can find a plaid or stripe in blue and white, cut it on the bias for a real pretty edge.
Lovely heirloom quilt!
I agree with Tartan. Just finished the binding on a quilt using a two tone cranberry burgundy plaid cutting on the bias and it came out looking great.
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I think a solid white (or tone on tone) or matching blue would fit better with the pattern and age of the quilt. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of tone on tone white, because of the aging of the white fabric in the quilt. It's hard to match whites, just like it's hard to match blacks.
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If you could find a blue that is close to the blue in the quilt, it would make a wonderful binding. Otherwise, maybe a r/w/b stripe or even just a bright red for it.

I love two color/fabric quilts, and the fact that your grandmother made the top and you quilted it - can't beat that combination.
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It is so nice to see that you have completed your Grandmother's quilt. As far as the binding goes keep it simple. Use either a white or blue. Either of these choices will keep with the vintage look of the quilt and I think you would be much happier with the results.
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