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Thread: Tumbler Binding

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    Tumbler Binding

    I've been working on a tumbler for my parents. My mom chose the pattern and the colors (blue and white) and I'm debating what to use for the binding. Blue, white, or another contrasting color such as red. I would love to see some opinions. Here is a photo.

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    I would choose a bright or deep blue similar to those in your quilt. Great job, very pretty!

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    ​Dark blue binding would be nice and it will stay clean looking longer. Pretty Tumbler top!

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    I would use a dark blue or a medium tan. Nice quilt! I love tumblers.

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    I used to think that bindings were mostly plain colors, but a really great colorist in quilting showed me that using a bold pattern with multiple colors that tie into the blocks is the way to go and I have never reverted back to ordinary. The binding is so narrow and this quilt has enough visual impact that something colorful and bold would be a great choice....go for it!

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    I would use a bright medium blue similar to the blue that is predominant in the quilt. But red would also look great!
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    Definitely Red.

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    i vote for dark blue
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    I would pick a lovely paisley print in those colors for a border.

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    A med blue....

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    Use the darkest color in the quilt.
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    Since your mom chose blue and white I would pick either the medium or dark blue. Love the quilt. Mom will be proud whatever color you decide yo use.

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    red and blue

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    I would go with one of the blues that you have used. Red might pull attention away from the wonderful center.
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    Since Mom chose blue & white, I'd stick with a darker blue. As was posted earlier, you could go with a blue/white paisley.

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    I think the darkest blue in the top.

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    Love your quilt. I would go with dark blue.

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    Thank you everyone! It seems that dark blue is the majority and my daughter, who has an eye for color, agrees so I think I'm going to go with dark blue.

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    When I cannot decide how to border or bind I lay the quilt where I will see it frequently throughout the day. I put the colors/materials I am considering under the edges of the quilt and I look at it for a few days. I change up the combinations and remove or add until I am satisfied and it feels right.

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    What a lovely quilt, so easy on the eyes, nothing glaring about it. I'd use the darker blue or another of the darker solid colors you have in the quilt. I'd choose a color that complements the overall tumblers, a color that blends in with it all. What a wonderful gift you've created. Blessings, Angela
    Hello from Shenandoah Valley, VA. Quilting a few years. Love the process of creating the quilt top, but don't like making the sandwich of top, batting and backing as much. We have two Labrador Retrievers, a yellow and a chocolate. Blessings to all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basketman View Post
    I used to think that bindings were mostly plain colors, but a really great colorist in quilting showed me that using a bold pattern with multiple colors that tie into the blocks is the way to go and I have never reverted back to ordinary. The binding is so narrow and this quilt has enough visual impact that something colorful and bold would be a great choice....go for it!
    I read over the suggestion you were given by the colorist and I can see what you mean. I tend to be conservative in my color choices, but I'll take the advice given you. Thanks for sharing, Angela
    Hello from Shenandoah Valley, VA. Quilting a few years. Love the process of creating the quilt top, but don't like making the sandwich of top, batting and backing as much. We have two Labrador Retrievers, a yellow and a chocolate. Blessings to all!

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    I agree that a bright or deep blue would look great as a binding.

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    Blue or red would be nice. I would avoid a white binding because it will show the dirt faster.
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    I'd go with a maroon binding.
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    Maybe a dark blue, or even scrappy with darker blues.....
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