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Thread: What color binding should I use?

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    What color binding should I use?

    I'm almost finished on this quilt. I need to applique the rest of the oak leaves/vines/acorns on one side and then embroider stems from the vines to the acorns. Hopefully will get that finished this week. Then I can quilt it. I was going to bind in dark red, but my husband says to go with blue or green. What do you think?
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    I would use red. Beautiful quilt!
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
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    I'm a red person. I just love the color and it looks like it would go better with all the other colors in your quilt.
    BTW, that is a lovely quilt.

    sassy granny

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    How about using scraps of red and blues from the top!
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    Gorgeous quilt - bind it in the RED RED RED - it will work wonderfully well, IMO.

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    Although it would be fine with blue or green, I also vote RED. It will really make it pop!

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    What a beautiful job you did! I would bind in dark blue if you truly don't care either way. Of course I've found myself binding almost everything in dark blue recently.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    What a beautiful quilt!!!!! Red for me too.
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    beautiful quilt, I would use red or blue

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    Red would look nice but if green or blue matched my room better, I wold use one of those.

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    Beautiful quilt. I would use either red or blue

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    really pretty! With so many colors in the quilt I think you could go with any of them.

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    red or blue would look good. or you can do a combo of both.
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    I agree with the rest of the quilters, red or blue. It sure is one beautiful quilt, love your applique

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    I agree with Tartan, any color in the quilt(except A lighter color)

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    Absolutely red - the top screams red. I can see why your DH said green or blue (predominant colors in the center). But a quilter would see immediately that it should be red. What a lovely job you did! Gorgeous!

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    I would go with blue, although the red would look great too!

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    red..........................

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    I'm going to disagree and say I think you should use the color that is the stems of the appliqué. Just my feeling.

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    red, (my fav) blue or black.

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    Beautiful quilt...please take another picture when it's done. Would love to see it finished.
    Do what you want...Love what you do!!

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    It is a beautiful quilt. I would bind with the blue or red. Not much help, sorry.
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    What color is your backing going to be? Since red, blue or green would go equally as well ... consider the flip side.

    If you haven't decided on the back and are waiting to decide on the binding then choose the back accordingly ... I say red

    That is a beautiful quilt!!
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    Any would work. Use the one that marches your room the best. But my eye does go to the blue.

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    I think Red would look great! Beautiful quilt!!!

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