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    Senior Member sylviak's Avatar
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    I'm getting ready to bind my 3-D pinwheel baby quilt and when I mentioned using the backing for the binding, some of you said the solid pink would be a better choice and make it more "delicate" looking. Sooo..., I took some pics of it both ways, so see what you think. I need to get my binding cut and sewn on so I can take it with me on vacation next week for some handwork. Bear with me, there are 4 pictures and I just bought a new laptop.

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    I like the print

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    I like the backing fabric. It defines the borders of the quilt. The pink seems to just fade away.

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    I like the print better...very pretty quilt

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    Print brings the whole quilt together.

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    I like the backing

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    I like the print

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    The pink is very pale but maybe that's the look you want? It does look soft, but the print makes you look to the border.

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    i prefer the pink

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    I prefer the print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loves_2_quilt
    I like the print
    me too

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    print

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    I vote for the print!

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    I like the print

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    Love the print.

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    I was leaning toward the print (backing), but thought I'd give both a tryout! Looks like I'll be going with the print. Thanks for your opinions...I knew it would be almost instant...and it was!

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    If you don't want the binding to show up much, the pink. If you want the binding to be another design element, the print.

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    I like the PRINT!

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    IMO, the print creates a more defined "frame" for the quilt, which I like. The pink just sort of fades the edge off into the sunset; looks indefinite to me instead of delicate.

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    I vote for the backing fabric.

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    my vote is the print

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    Print, definitely.

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    I agree

    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    I like the backing fabric. It defines the borders of the quilt. The pink seems to just fade away.
    :thumbup:

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    I like the print.

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    That's a hard choice! For me I think it would come down to which fabric would look cleaner when dirty. I mean if it's a baby quilt and will be used often. Would the pink show more stains than the print would? That is how I would decide.

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