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Hmm,bind blue or yellow?

Old 07-08-2013, 04:16 AM
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I would go with the yellow.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:35 AM
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I'd go with blue.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:43 AM
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Blue with yellow flange wounds really good!!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:27 AM
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The stripe cut on the bias would be my first chose. Or the same blue as to border or the dark blue.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:46 AM
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bind with the dark blue.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:02 AM
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That is so cute. I love the flange binding idea.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by MamaBear61 View Post
I like the idea of yellow since it is the colour in the smallest amount in the quilt. Have you thought about a flange binding using a narrow strip of yellow and then blue. Here is a link to a tutorial;

There is another method for flange binding using both colours and sewing them together first (one is slightly wider than the other) and then sewing on the binding. I know there is a tute for that too but I don't have the link.
Here is the link for the other tutorial. I used it to bind the wedding signature I finished last month. Loved it.

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:22 AM
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I'd bind it with the blue for these reasons:
  • the borders already change from dark to light to dark - a fourth change to a narrow light binding would be busy looking and detract from the center, not add to it
  • the same would be true for adding a light edge flange with a dark binding - too many outer changes on a small quilt especially
  • from a practical standpoint, bindings are the first to show grime, solid bindings even more so than prints - a solid yellow binding on a child's quilt is apt to look soiled one day out of the laundry
  • most popular solid fabrics (broadcloths) have a lesser thread count than prints (60 square compared to 75 square) and, when used as binding on a heavily used/laundered quilt, can show wear much faster than the body

So, that's why I'd bind it in the matching blue, not the yellow nor the yellow edge flange. It's very pretty, nice job. Whatever you decide will be very well loved indeed.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:39 AM
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I like the dark blue as it draws the eye in- or the stripe cut on the bias would be fun!
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:48 AM
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My preference would be the darker blue. But whatever you decide will be great.
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