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Thread: Clouds or Stripes for Backing?

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    Clouds or Stripes for Backing?

    I'm going to use one of these two fabrics from my stash on the back of this baby quilt with Scottie dogs. Which do you think looks better?... the clouds on the left or the stripes on the right?
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    I like the stripes. They coordinate well with the top.

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    I also like the stripes - it would also make a great binding for that top.

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    I'd go with the stripes too

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    Stripes look more fun
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    Stripe backing for me and hopefully you have enough to cut bias binding out of it too.

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    The stripes are a perfect backing for the Scotties.

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    i vote for the stripes
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    Stripes. The doggies are so cute!
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    I vote stripes as well; from the picture the stripes seems to have similar colors and blend well with the Scotty Dogs. You won’t go wrong with either one though for a backing.

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    The stripes look like they were made for this quilt! It's going to be so cute when done!

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    The stripes definitely match color-wise, so if the quilt were for me I'd say stripes, but I wonder if a wee one would rather have the clouds? Sorry, that wasn't very helpful was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    The stripes definitely match color-wise, so if the quilt were for me I'd say stripes, but I wonder if a wee one would rather have the clouds? Sorry, that wasn't very helpful was it?
    This is exactly my quandry. I thought of the two fabrics, the clouds look more juvenile but the stripes matched better. I wonder if I could compromise and use the clouds for the back and the stripes for the binding? Hmmm...

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    That's darling. I also would opt for the stripes but your idea of using both is a good one. It's going to be a wonderful quilt no matter what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JENNR8R View Post
    This is exactly my quandry. I thought of the two fabrics, the clouds look more juvenile but the stripes matched better. I wonder if I could compromise and use the clouds for the back and the stripes for the binding? Hmmm...
    I LOVE striped bindings, especially if the stripes are on the bias. This plan gets my vote.

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    I would use the stripes and use the cloud fabric for a different quilt.
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    The stripes are perfect with the quilt. Will you be binding the quilt with the backing fabric as well? I think it will look terrific!
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    I’ve heard that babies see bright colors better. I like the stripes personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PamelaOry View Post
    I’ve heard that babies see bright colors better. I like the stripes personally.
    Good point...if I'm not mistaken black and red are the best colors they see at and early age.
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    It's going to be darling!

    My vote is also stripes.

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    I also go for the stripes. Doggies are very cute.
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    I love the stripes, they go with the top fantastically.

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    I would have gone with clouds as it is for a baby but I think stripes wins it!

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    I'm voting for the stripes - the colors match your Scotties perfectly. The cloud fabric would be great as a Scottie background fabric - they'd look like they're flying ;o)
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Looks as if your answer is "Stripes". Go for it and have fun, it's going to be a super cute quilt!

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