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Thread: Top finished (Batik Squares)

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    I just finished my Batik Squares top. This is only my 2nd quilt. I was really nervous about everything lining up. Any ideas for binding? There is no borders...
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    Wow. That looks really nice. Good job!

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    Wow, that looks great. You lined up perfectly. Great quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    I agree you did a great job.

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    You did a great job for your second quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt!!! No ideas for binding, sorry !!

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    You did an excellent job! I love batiks and this sure shows them off well. Hummm, how to finish. Doesn't look like it need any additional borders. I'd bring your backing over to the front and stitch.

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    WOW!!! Only your 2nd quilt. I can only wish I was that good on my 2nd one. If it was me I would probably use one of the darker colors for the binding. It would sort of be a nice frame around this nice quilt.

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    That looks wonderful!! You have a lot of possible choices for binding. Pick what appeals to you! :thumbup:

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    Your quilt is gorgeous! If you have leftovers, you could piece your binding from all the fabrics you used in the quilt--I think it would tie everything in together very well!

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    Looks like everything lined right up, you did a great job! Why not sew strips together and just use up scraps from the quilt for your binding? It would be pretty, you have great colors.

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    That looks great!

    I think if you want a subtle border that you don't notice, you should use white to match your squares. Otherwise, do something fun and use strips of your batiks to make a scrappy border. Or if you have a "main" color in your room or your sheets are a certain color then use that to tie the quilt in to your decor.

    This quilt has so many possibilities!

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    Yes I like it!

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    on a quilt like this that has several fabrics and colors, I sometimes like to take my left-over "scraps" from that quilt and cut them in random lengths, 2 1/2 or 2 3/4 wide and piece them at random to make one strip the required length for the binding. It saves having a separate fabric for the binding and really pulls the whole piece together. It really does look nice, especially if your backing is a solid color or tonal.

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    Very pretty!

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    Beautiful quilt and an excellent piecing job. Love the batiks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    Your quilt is gorgeous! If you have leftovers, you could piece your binding from all the fabrics you used in the quilt--I think it would tie everything in together very well!
    I agree completly.

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    How pretty!

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    great job!

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    Awesome!

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    Very pretty!

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    Very pretty..I just love batiks!

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    Nice job! If you have any of the color batik pieces left, you might cut them 2-1/2 inches wide and join them for a scrappy binding. Keep up the good work!

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    That is very nice. It looks huge!

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