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    How do you go about choosing the backing and binding of a scrap quilt? You are all so helpful and have so many good ideas...help? thnx

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    I usually choose it based on who it's going to and try to find something in their taste especially if it's really scrappy with no predominate color. Then I use a plain coordinating binding.

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    I save all my leftover binding, that was cut off during the end of binding my quilts. These really add up, but are also great to bind scrappy quilts with.

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    Thanks!

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    The backing is a good place to personalize the quilt, and the binding can be an anything goes... I like scrappys because you can be more free with choices :D:D:D

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    I love scrappy quilts!

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    I would try laying out a few colors to get an idea of what look I might like best. I like marbles for binding. I'm not big on solids, and sometimes marbles are just right. The back can be anything you want...one fabric, or blocks of several different ones, or anything in between!

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    I love marbles too. They are great for binding and shashing.

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    I like marbles, blenders, or small prints for generic backings. Solids aren't my favorites for backings, I think they need a bit of movement. I like scrappy bindings for scrappy quilts, too.

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    I try to pick a color that stands out and use that so it pops my quilt. I do use sometimes different fabrics on back to make it interesting too.

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    I like plainer backings b/c it shows off the quilting. Lately though, I've been tossing around the idea of a reversible quilt. (along with a million other ideas I get on this board :D )

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    I'm in the process of putting the backing together for my Garfield quilt. I have lots of cat theme fabrics, none of them are chunks, mostly 1/2 yard. I'm going to cut big blocks, sew them and that is going to be the backing for the Garfield. I've decided yet on the binding, wish I had a fabric of little kitty foot prints and I would then cut my own bia tape for the binding. Anyone else make their own bia binding?

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    I use leftover strips of fabric from the scrappy quilt and make the binding. For the backing I try to match with a predominate color I used on the front, muslin, a solid color bedsheet, or several large pieces of fabric sewed together to make four quadrants.

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