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    Does this work?

    I am working on using up fabrics that I have instead of purchasing new. I am making a little girl quilt for a lady at work and I am happy with the tumbler pattern. I have this pink satin from an old project that I am thinking about making a ruffle for the quilt - but I am not sure if its the right color pink

    what do you guys think? does this pink satin work with the quilt - or is it too bold? I can't decide
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    I think that would be adorable!

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    I'm liking it for a little girl
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    In my opinion the satin overpowers the top. It's a cute top!

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    Fantastic! The little girl will love it!

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    If it were for an adult it might be too bright, but what little girl wouldn't love the sparkly fabric and pink satin?

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    I agree with dubstep, I do think it overpowers the top and I also think a little girl won’t care one bit.
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    I think a little girl would love that shiny soft satin.
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    thanks everyone...I agree with what everyone says

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    I don't think it really "works" but if I were a little girl it would!

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    I think the pink mutes/drabs down the colors of the top -

    I think most little kids love the texture of satin. My grandsons dragged around some ivory satin for a couple of years.

    I am ambivalent about using that pink satin with that top.

    What are you thinking about for using for the backing?

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    Not liking the shiny satin around that quilt... but then I'm not 7 years old, either! I think the blocks have enough sparkle on their own. Also, satin is a notorious frayer. If you decide to use it, make bigger seams... like 1/2".
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    it is just bold enough. it is so cute!!!

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    blankets used to always have satin top and bottom. As a thumb sucker, I can attest to their comfort

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    Any little princess will love it.
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    I think it is precious for a little girl, so sweet!!

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    I think it's great.
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    It is a bright pink but I think a little girl would love it. Your quilt is adorable

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    I like it. The satin border plays nicely with the ballerina skirt.
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    The little girl would love it for the bright color and soft texture. I would hesitate to use it though because I would worry about the durability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Not liking the shiny satin around that quilt... but then I'm not 7 years old, either! I think the blocks have enough sparkle on their own. Also, satin is a notorious frayer. If you decide to use it, make bigger seams... like 1/2".
    Kids do like the feel of satin between their fingers. I'm wondering if you use a 1/2" seam allowance, thus making the binding thinner, it would not make quite so much of a bold statement.

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    A "key" question:

    Is the satin washable? Some wash up beautifully - some don't.

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    yes this satin is washable and has been washed

    I am putting pink flannel on the back

    I too was playing around with making it a smaller ruffle - like only 1" (instead of the 2-1/2" that shows and what I usually do)

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    It will be perfect for a little girl.
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    The more I look at it, the more appealing it is.

    Why not go for the bigger ruffle? (On every blanket I've had, the satin binding has always worn out first - maybe add some sort of "buffer" - so that if and/or when the satin might wear out, the quilt will still be okay?)

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