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Thread: Color/width of binding?

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    Very, very cute!! I vote for a black binding too. I make mine 2-1/4 wide and double folded; I like a very narrow binding strip.

    I made a quilt out of the same panel a couple years ago, but mine did not turn out as cute as yours. I did trapunto the big cars and logo, though, which added a dimension that kids seem to love.

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    Rosemary128 - Did you ever decide? Can you post a pic of the completed quilt?

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    I made one very similar for my grandson last year. I used white and black sm 9 patch on the corners to represent the 'checkered flag'. I also did sashings between the blocks with the flag in the corner as well. I love the double fold method. Sure makes the hand sewing easier!

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    Nice quilt!!! Whatever you choose will be beautiful.

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    Especially for children's quilts, some people apply the binding to the back of the quilt, and then top stitch it down on the front.

    Sometimes it helps to make a sandwich (a mini front, batting, and back) and experiment (with scrap materials) to get the width you want.

    I highly recommend using the two layer binding. If/When the top layer wears out, there's still a layer of fabric to protect the edges.

    I also recommend using a bias cut binding on a child's quilt - I"ve heard that it wears a bit better because more than one thread is exposed at the edge.

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    i'm with ninnie, and I usually make binding with fabric from outer most boarder.

    peel

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    I think your idea of using black as a binding is an excellent one. The quilt is so adorable, the black binding would keep your focus on the cute cars. I use 2 1/2" strips WOF for binding, which I fold in half lengthwise and press. Then I do a 1/4" seam to attach the binding onto the front of the quilt, and fold over the binding to the back. That way you have a nice finished folded edge to blind stitch to the stitched seam on the back. I use this for all my quilts, and find it's a lovely neat finish.

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    I cut my binding strips 2-1/2", iron it double, wrong sides together, sew it to the front of the quilt and turn to the back and hand stitch down. If you only cut your strips 1-1/2" it will not reach up and over your border edges.
    Good luck.
    You might test run a red for the binding.

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    Great Quilt. My grandson loves "Cars" too! and when I did a quilt similar to yours for him I did tne 2.5 binding in a black and white check pattern to make it look like the flag used at the finished line. You have lots of options but rest assured it will be loved. :D

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    I'd go with a red or blue binding to give it some pop!!! I like a 2.5 inche binding fold over

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    OMG that is a delightful quilt! Any kid would love it, even the girls...I know my granddaughter would.

    Yes, black binding is probably best but I think it would be cute no matter what....even if you used yellow, red, blue and black scraps to make a colorful binding would look cute. but you could audition it to be sure. I still think black would be best.

    warm quilt hugs, sue

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    I think the black binding would be fine. I cut my binding 2 1/4 inches. Then fold in half and press. Donna

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    Love your quilt. I have a couple of CARS fans in my grandsons too! Colorful binding is a cute idea. I always cut my binding between 2 1/4 for a thin batt (wallhanging) to 2 1/2 for loftier batt. Any smaller makes it too hard to apply and looks too skinchee (made up word).

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    JAMIE, THERE IS A GREAT TUTORIAL ON BINDING BY SHARON SCHAMBER. I'VE QUILTED FOR YEARS AND DID A SIMILAR METHOD BUT MY RESULTS SOMETIMES VARIED. HER METHOD MAKES IT EASY.GOOGLE HER SITE AND YOU'LL KNOW HOW TO MAKE AND APPLY BINDING

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosemary128
    Just a very simple quilt for my son who is obsessed with the movie Cars, but since I haven't completed many quilts, I thought I would ask all of you for your advice. I think the best color for the binding would probably be black - but what are your suggestions? Also, what width of fabric do you prefer to cut for your bindings? I've heard a lot about 1.5" if it is sewn to the front and blind-stitched to the back (which is what I'll likely do).

    Thanks in advance for your wisdom! :)
    Love it!! Looks just like a movie reel. Someone's idea (Ninnie's?) of the dots is nifty.

    I also use 2 and 1/2 inches and press in half. Sew a 1/4 inch seam. Sometimes for a little wider binding, I use 2 3/4 for the strip. Seam 3/8"

    Love the "Cars."

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    I usually cut my bindings 2 1/4 inches and do the double fold usually on straight of grain unless its a stripe or check. bias cut gives it a cute look. I audition my binding before i decide. sometimes when the quilt is finished, the one that i end up using isnt the one that i first picked. on this particular quilt i'd use the black and white check or the red.

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