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Thread: Need help with binding

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    Need advice on what type of binding to use... dark blue, light blue or a cream. Thanks for the help.
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    I think the cream would really set it off!

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    Thanks that is what my mother in law said. I am new to quilting and still have a problem with color choices.

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    I would use the cream sure is a beautiful quilt and thanks for sharing

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    What would really be cool, but a WHOLE LOT more work :wink: , would be a pieced binding like the pieced border! :D

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    I love blue and the stars....good work :D

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    Lovely quilt, I would go for the light blue of the second from bottom star on the right.
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    If you want the border to POP do it in a lighter color, but if you want it to blend in do it darker.. Not much help was I :roll: What color is the back ? I usually try to match the binding to the back..
    Love the colors and the design :lol: :-) :lol:
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    I would go with the cream binding. :lol:

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    First of all, gorgeous quilt you made! Kudos! Give yourself a pat, and all that stuff.

    That being said, I would go with the darkest blue. I think it would frame the quilt nicely. Since the bindings get worn more, I think a light color would show dirt more. The dark blue will still set the quilt off nicely, but at least hide some of the dirt that is just going to happen with wear.

    JMHO!
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    I think I'd use the dark blue for the binding.

    And the quilt is just beautiful!!!

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    I'd like the dark blue best.

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    I would choose dark blue for the binding, as that makes the entire border a frame for the rest of the quilt. Also, binding takes more of a beating than the rest of the quilt, and a dark binding won't show dirt as easily either short-term or long-term.

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    I would go with the dark blue for the same reasons MissTreated and Prism99 posted.

    Beatiful quilt!

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    That is one beautiful quilt!!! I like the darker blue or matching the outside border. Great work.

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    Beautiful quilt!! I think I'd vote for the darker blue too.
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    Your quilt is beautiful! I would go with the dark blue binding.

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    i vote for the cream.

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    Beautiful quilt. My vote is for a dark blue. Personally I don't like to go too light on the binding cause it seems that the binding gets dirty faster and would show the dirt more.

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    You have made a beautiful quilt, I think any colour would do this justice it's fantastic!!

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    I always match the binding to the back or the last border. But that's just my preference. The cream would look great too. I love the quilt. It's gorgeous.

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    You've made a beautiful quilt and you want people to see the quilt. A light binding will draw the eyes away from the center of the quilt. A darker binding will keep the eyes focused on the main part of the quilt.

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    Beautiful stars! I would go with dark blue, that way the focus stays to the center-you want those stars to be admired as they should

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    My vote is for dark too. The quilt looks wonderful!!!

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    Looks Great!!

    How about a scrappy binding to match that pieded border??

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