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Thread: Which backing would you use.

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    Senior Member QuiltingTurtle's Avatar
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    Ok I am finally finishing off my circus star quilt. I am going to do the binding in the red (same as stars) my choices for backing are the stripes I used for the sashing, or an animal print in the same colors.

    I would like to hear your opinions as to which ya'll like better.

    Thanks


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    i'd use the stripes and quilt it in lots of different color threads.

    adorable quilt, by the way. :-)

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    I like the animal fabric - those lions are too cute!

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    I like the animals too.

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    I'd go for the animals.

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    I think that either would be great, but I can understand your dilemma.

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    I like the animals.

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    I like the stripes.

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    I'd use the stripes; it would carry the look through, the animals look like a different print.

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    I vote stripes too, but that animal print is SO CUTE! Your quilt turned out fabulous!

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    Use both! Piece the back with both fabrics. Make it truly reversible.

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    No help from me because I like them both!

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    Rats...I love them both!!

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    use sandpat's suggestion to me regarding my RR quilt - use the stripes for the backing since you have that in your quilt and use the animals to make small pillows (you could even throw in the stripes on the pillows as the piece by the opening to tie them together!)

    they are both great and i love your quilt!

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    I think the animal print would be really fun.

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    I'd use the stripes, it would look so fun with the sashing/border! NICE WORK!!

    Susan

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    i'm going with the animal print

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    animal print

    I love the quilt top!!

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    Adorable quilt! I vote for the animal print. :D

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    My vote is the animals. Of course, I don't hold my head straight, so if I tried to use the stripes, they would end up looking like a drunk person made it. :roll: You're obviously much better at that than I am!

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    I'd use the animal print, only because the stripes hurt my old eyes.

    Great job on the top!

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    animals

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    I like the animals. The quilt is so cute. Good job.

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    I like the animals...
    reduces the activity on the front...
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    Just want to thank everyonw who replied. I did decide to go with the animal print. I will post a pic as soon as it's done.


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