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Thread: My first Quilt!

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    My first Quilt!

    Hello everyone! I am very new to all of this, this is my first quilt. I have just finished the top and now am trying to decide whether I should machine or hand quilt (leaning more towards machine). I am going to stitch in the ditch because I don't want to take from the pattern of the quilt but I'm not sure how to quilt the borders, should I do something different? I also wanted to get opionions on what color I should do the binding in pink or the black border. I would love some other opinions.
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    Very Nice! WOW

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    the pink would look good, I think. Barny Just my opinion!

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    Wow, great job!

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    you did a great job i would go with the pink

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    I am voting for pink also. As far as machine or hand, my rule is, if it can be done on a machine it will be.

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    Bravo! It's a beauty! I think I might do the binding in one of the black prints with a tiny pink flange. Check out Charismah's post titled Quick machine binding with flange. It is in the tutorial section and it is easy and very attractive. STD would look very attractive with your pattern.

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    Pink binding would frame it beautifully! Great job!

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    I vote for pink too. And your first quilt is gorgeous...I love the colors and the different prints that you used. You did an awesome job!

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    Very pretty! I think the pink binding would give it the "wow"!! Nice job with this.
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    Very nice first quilt! Lay pink or black print along side your quilt and see what you like. I actually love the idea of a pink flange -or 1/4" pink border and then the black print that looks like animal print for the binding. You have choices! Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Bravo! It's a beauty! I think I might do the binding in one of the black prints with a tiny pink flange. Check out Charismah's post titled Quick machine binding with flange. It is in the tutorial section and it is easy and very attractive. STD would look very attractive with your pattern.
    I was thinking black print also--didn't think of a flange though, that's a great idea!
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    i vote for pink. your quilt is terrific!!
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    Wow!! I never would have known that this was your first!
    I'm embarrassed to think about my first quilt...

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    Very very pretty, I think the pink binding would be nice, and SID will be very good way to go. Good job.
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    "First quilt"? It's amazing! You did a fantastic job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Bravo! It's a beauty! I think I might do the binding in one of the black prints with a tiny pink flange. Check out Charismah's post titled Quick machine binding with flange. It is in the tutorial section and it is easy and very attractive. STD would look very attractive with your pattern.
    I like this idea. I think a pink border would take away from it somehow.

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    Beautiful quilt, expecially for a first. I'd go with quilt in the ditch and pink binding. That would 'finish' it off. Black binding with a pink flange would be great also, but might be too much of a challenge for a first quilt.
    As far as quilting the borders, what about a zigzag?

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    What a beautiful quilt!! I love it. I prefer to make my binding the same color as the border next to it, but lay a few fabrics next to it and just look at it. You will know what looks best to you.

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    nice job there.
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    You did a great job!!!love the colors. I agree with Spartan concerning the binding
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    Gorgeous! Love the color combo too.
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    Welcome from WI. Your first quilt is beautiful, love the colors. Think pink would be good for the binding. Good luck with the quilting.

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    Go with pink and you did a very good job. What is the name of that pattern????

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    Very nice job! Pink would make it pop!
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