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Thread: Now I need help w/the binding............HELP!

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    Super Member BrendaY's Avatar
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    Ladies, I've got the top stitched together using the strip idea some of you suggested...

    Now for the binding... I really prefer a striped effect and usually use a stripe cut on the bias for them. But I only have one width each of the orange minky and the jungle fabric, and a bit more of the brown minky...

    Ideas, please.... and I have to finish this before tomorrow.

    Piece of cake, with all my quilting friends helping! Thanks!
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    COuld you border in opposing colors? Piece the border? Hope that makes sense, not sure how to explain...

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    You could just sew the three together, end to end, and put it on. I have seen this done, and it really looks good. (It probably even has a name, but I don't know what it is.) Maybe it's called a scrappy binding? It would not be stripes, but I think it would look good.

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    I actually just did a binding using pieces from the scrap bucket and it turned out cute I will attach a pic

    Pieced Binding-Sorry it doesn't show up very well
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    Wrong Pic maybe? :)

    Oh goodness gracious... what I dork I am. I thought that pic came from the original poster telling us what she did and showing us how it turned out! OMW... laughing at myself right now... ugh. :)

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    A dark brown would look nice I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellieKQuilter
    Wrong Pic maybe? :)
    This is the right quilt, but it is the binding doesn't show up very well. The binding is made from red, green and yellow fabrics that I had used on a previous quilt. I just cut the small pieces to binding width and then stitched them together until it was long enough for the binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    Quote Originally Posted by MellieKQuilter
    Wrong Pic maybe? :)
    This is the right quilt, but it is the binding doesn't show up very well. The binding is made from red, green and yellow fabrics that I had used on a previous quilt. I just cut the small pieces to binding width and then stitched them together until it was long enough for the binding.
    I was having a moment... was thinging you were the original poster!! LOL!! OOOPS!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellieKQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    Quote Originally Posted by MellieKQuilter
    Wrong Pic maybe? :)
    This is the right quilt, but it is the binding doesn't show up very well. The binding is made from red, green and yellow fabrics that I had used on a previous quilt. I just cut the small pieces to binding width and then stitched them together until it was long enough for the binding.
    I was having a moment... was thinging you were the original poster!! LOL!! OOOPS!!!
    I know, those moments seem to come more and more regularly for me these days :roll: :roll: :roll:

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    So far I've considered sewing it together right sides inside and turning it, piecing the strips for the binding together and stitching it on continuously, or cutting the pieces for the binding into 10" lengths, sewing them together and binding with that....

    I'm leaning toward the last method... It's 4:15 p.m. here, so guess I'd better get it done!

    Will post picture when it's finished....

    Thanks for all the help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    I actually just did a binding using pieces from the scrap bucket and it turned out cute I will attach a pic
    I have done that many times when doing scrappy quilts. They can blend in nicely with the border fabric.

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    I finished putting the binding on around midnight last night. While not exactly what I would have wished for, at least it is finished at last!

    One thing for sure, it'll be hard to lose!

    Thanks for all the advice!
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    if you do a pieced binding, just lay it out before sewing on so you can be sure you don't have a seam of the binding piecing ending up on any corner. will look great what ever way you decide.

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    Looks great!

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    Looks great and I like the scrappy binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaY
    I finished putting the binding on around midnight last night. While not exactly what I would have wished for, at least it is finished at last!

    One thing for sure, it'll be hard to lose!

    Thanks for all the advice!
    I am always doing it that way. Congratulations on getting it finished.

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