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Thread: Purple rail fence is quilted. Now what binding. Please help

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    Here is the purple rail fence that I made some time back. It just came out of the hand quilting frames a few minutes ago. I still need to put the binding on. I am torn between the purple that is on the back or the purple flower in the border. Please help. I would like to start it this evening.
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    Here is the purple rail fence that I made some time back. It just came out of the hand quilting frames a few minutes ago. I still need to put the binding on. I am torn between the purple that is on the back or the purple flower in the border. Please help. I would like to start it this evening.
    Thanks ahead of time.
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    Here is the purple rail fence that I made some time back. It just came out of the hand quilting frames a few minutes ago. I still need to put the binding on. I am torn between the purple that is on the back or the purple flower in the border. Please help. I would like to start it this evening.
    Thanks ahead of time.
    Whom that is amazing. I took these pics outside to get true color. This made the colors worse. Anyway it is purple and not blue.

    this one is truer color of the back at least
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    I like the purple on the back. But whichever you chose, it will be pretty.

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    I would say the same as your backing.

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    I think white would look good.

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    Pretty! I would lay both out and see if one looks better than the other. I usually pick a darker shade for binding.

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    I often use a binding that contrasts with the border, but this one says stay with the purple to me. I like that print on the back. I used it in the periwinkle for backing recently.

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    Go with the green that is running thru the center... it would make it pop.

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    The flower in the border is the lighter colored fabric, right?

    I always like my bindings to be dark (doesn't show wear and dirt as much, plus it kind of "ends" a quilt for me), so my vote would be for the backing fabric as binding.

    Oops. Just read the other posts. Same as the last border would be great!

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    I think the darker purple.

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    It's just my opinion for you to take or leave...but I think an awesome finishing binding would be either the stripe print or the green. Either of these would "frame" and finish your lovely creation. The floral print seems too light for the finishing edge. The purple doesn't give the eye a "framed" edge, rather just keeps going.

    Beautiful quilt no matter what you decide to do. :)

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    It's just my opinion for you to take or leave...but I think an awesome finishing binding would be either the stripe print or the green. Either of these would "frame" and finish your lovely creation. The floral print seems too light for the finishing edge. The purple does give a "farmed" edge, rather just keeps going.

    Beautiful quilt no matter what you decide to do. :)

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    Very pretty. Often times I match the binding with the same fabric as the border. Do what pleases you and you will be happier with it.

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    The green would look great as the binding!

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    What a beautiful quilt. I would use the backing fabric for the border.

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    I like the idea of the floral print as the binding.

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    i sorta of like the green either would work purple or green

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    It's just my opinion for you to take or leave...but I think an awesome finishing binding would be either the stripe print or the green. Either of these would "frame" and finish your lovely creation. The floral print seems too light for the finishing edge. The purple doesn't give the eye a "framed" edge, rather just keeps going.

    Beautiful quilt no matter what you decide to do. :)
    I agree. This way the binding becomes part of the design rather than a thin strip of material doing a job. If you haven't got enough of the striped material or the green for the whole quilt you can alternate lengths of them

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    I think the purple backing would be a great binding. Otherwise, the striped fabric on the bias. Very pretty quilt/colors.

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    I think the green would look great for the binding.

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    I like the green. I think it would frame it nicely.

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    I like the darker purple. (I hope all the different opinions don't make the decision to hard for you...)

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    Oh, I meant to say that I love your quilt! Purple is my favorite color to quilt with, and it looks great in your quilt!!

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    I agree, staying with the purple.

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