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Thread: Which color binding

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    Which color binding

    Which color would look better for the binding, the coffee colored inner border or the same as the outer border ?
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    well either would work but i think of the two, the outer border fabric would be best. have fun!
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    What a beauty! I usually like a high-contrast binding but I'm wondering if this gorgeous quilt is best with a subtle binding that matches the outer border? Love, Love, Love your fabrics here!
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    I like the outer border.
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    Its a beautiful quilt. Why don't you lay both pieces of fabric along one edge and then decide? Its always better when you can see exactly what you are asking and then make your decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnamarie View Post
    Its a beautiful quilt. Why don't you lay both pieces of fabric along one edge and then decide? Its always better when you can see exactly what you are asking and then make your decision.
    I second this suggestion. Without seeing both, i think i would like the outer fabric better.

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    Yes the second one gets my vote!!! Beautiful quilt!!!

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    I agree with the outer border. It is a gorgeous quilt. I wouldn't change the look.ha. I love it. You have done beautifully.

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    Usually I go for contrast, but for this project and the width of the border, I'd go with the outer fabric.

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    Lovely top! Either fabric would look nice but for me, it would depend on which goes with the backing as well.

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    Iím in the outer border camp. Your quilt is gorgeous.

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    I vote for matching the outer border with same binding fabrics. Beautiful quilt.

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    I really like your quilt, the pattern and your fabrics are beautifully complementary. The border treatment allows the beauty of the quilt to take center stage. I would use the fabric in the outer border to bind the quilt. Please be sure to show us what you decide.

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    Beautiful quilt! I vote for the outer border.
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    Beautiful! Is this Jenny's double slice pattern? Either way, gorgeous!

    Either binding would look great.

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    Beautiful quilt! I love that pattern. May I ask how many different batiks you used? It's so well balanced.
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    Your quilt is beautiful. I would use the border fabric so the binding and border would look the same.
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    HoneyJ- Yes it’s Missouri * Double Slice

    SewBiz- 40 different batiks from a layer cake, but I used of the same 2 layer cakes to get it the size I wanted.

    Thank you everyone, I used the outer border color for the binding.
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    Match the outer border. That is my vote.

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    Very pretty quilt.

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    Gorgeous quilt! I love those fabrics.

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    To me it would depend on whether I want to binding to stand out or not. Either color would work but it depends on what do I want to stand out on the quilt...........to me. Love your fabrics.
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    Love the quilt! It is gorgeous. I think I prefer the outer border color But either would look fine.
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    Outer border for me too.

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    What a pretty quilt! Love your fabrics and the irregular patch design. I have no suggestions for binding, though, in that I think it's such a personal choice. The dark inner border fabric, the outer border (if you want the binding to be virtually invisible), one of the light patch colors -- I think they all would work.

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