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Thread: need suggestion on binding fabric color

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    I acquired this piece and thought I would bind it and use as a table runner. There is no story behind it and I couldn't just ignore it since someone has put this much work into it. I don't do hand quilting, however, after lurking on this board and reading your topics, I want to muster up courage and give it a try. No extra fabric came with this so I will need to buy something to use as a binding. What do you recommend? (I apologize for the poor photography.) The piece is 82 inches long. Each block varies but is close to 16".
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    thanks for the suggestion

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    For me any color the dark blue or the gold yellow especially if u find the same shade
    Nice work :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I would try to match the yellow/gold background color. If you could find that fabric, great, but I doubt it is still available. Looks nice, and lots of work there already!

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    thanks for looking and your suggestions

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    I agree, if you can match the yellow/gold that would really finish the piece.

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    I agree with the gold color!

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    I agree with everything Loretta says!

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    It's pretty. I'd go with gold for binding.

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    Gold would be very pretty :D:D:D I think it is awesome that you are finishing this up!!!

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    Ditto on Loretta's comments. I would go with the gold too.
    Nice piece. Would like to see a finished photo. :-D :thumbup:

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    I'd go with a gold as well.

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    You could match the blue, the red, or the gold. The blue would be more blendy. Red and gold would make the center stand out. Your preference.

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    Either the gold or the red. I think red would give it a more Americana feel.

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    I think the gold would look great.

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    Thanks everyone. I believe I will try to match or get close enough to the gold.

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    I would go with red. I think that would frame it just right, just my opinion LOL

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    I might try the red. Or if you go with the gold maybe you could find like a tone on tone in the red or gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    I might try the red. Or if you go with the gold maybe you could find like a tone on tone in the red or gold.
    I like this idea. I also thought Pineapple Princess' idea of the Americana look was a good thought.

    I started the hand quilting (which I don't do) last night and I can see this will be a LONNNNNNG process for me. The needle just doesn't want to go where I think it should. I know - practice, practice, practice. I have no patience. Next problem arose when I actually started the work and that is knowing where I should quilt. The previous person didn't exactly stitch in the ditch and didn't stitch a quarter inch from the seam. (The threaded needle from the previous quilter was still in the piece and needless to say, it was rusted.) I have no quilting training and this is a real challenge. Actually, the reasons I decided to tackle the task, besides it seemed it shouldn't be abandoned after so much work had been done on it, was to learn and practice.

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    Gold seems the rule of the majority but I wd go w/ a navy blue solid to act as a frame to encompass it all. BTW, you'll do fine on the HQ, just do a few stitches at a time (like Georgia Bonesteel does). Post pics when you're finished; we'd love to see it! :D :D

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    Thanks n2scraplvr finding the right colors will be the key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709
    Thanks n2scraplvr finding the right colors will be the key.
    Give it some time and the colors will find YOU! Good luck!

    :thumbup:

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    I would go with the gold or the white.

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    Thank for your input Mrs Mel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709
    I acquired this piece and thought I would bind it and use as a table runner. There is no story behind it and I couldn't just ignore it since someone has put this much work into it. I don't do hand quilting, however, after lurking on this board and reading your topics, I want to muster up courage and give it a try. No extra fabric came with this so I will need to buy something to use as a binding. What do you recommend? (I apologize for the poor photography.) The piece is 82 inches long. Each block varies but is close to 16".
    It's very pretty. Personally, I would use a plain navy as close as possible to the navy in the runner. I wouldn't want to take the focus off of those squares.

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