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    1950 top with 2016 backing

    I am hand quilting a 1950s old quilt top using a basic white muslin for backing.

    What should I use for the binding? New print or white muslin?

    Either way since I have added the "new" fabric for the backing the antique value will no longer be in place.


    quilt round the world.jpg

    #2
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    That is very pretty!

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      #3
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      I like that quilt. I would probably go with a white or cream (I can't tell from my computer the light color -white or cream) that matches the front.

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        #4
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        There are a lot of reproduction fabrics available these days, so if you have local quilt shop that stocks that style you might want to find some binding fabric in a complementary print/color. For example if you can find something like the bold gold/yellow shade, that might be a nice frame.
        Slainte!

        Liz


        :icon_pcnoob:

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          #5
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          Thank you. I'm almost 3/4 done with the quilting...

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            #6
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            Yes I was thinking of maybe one one of the darker prints? I will begin my search.

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              #7
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              Thank you.. So many options with so many colors.

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                #8
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                It's beautiful. I'd take it to your LQS, the ladies at mine have always been so helpful with picking the perfect complement.
                Katrina


                “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
                ― Maya Angelou

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                  #9
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                  I'm liking maybe a dark purple or violet for the binding. This is a beautiful quilt top. How did you come upon it?
                  A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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                    #10
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                    She is beautiful! I would use muslin for the binding.

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                      #11
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                      My sister in law told me she had some old fabric in an old dresser that I could have. When we looked through the fabric I discovered 8 old quilt tops from HER grandmother. Half of them are stained and some have mouse holes. I have restored and hand quilted one already and will give it to my sister-in-law for her granddaughter. (The great-great granddaughter of the original quilt top.) I'm excited to give it to her this summer. The round-the-world quilt that I'm working on I plan to keep and display. Still have 6 more......

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                        #12
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                        Sounds like everyone has an opinion from bringing out the colors in the quilt to making the binding disappear. Your quilt, your rules. Whatever you decide, itwill be a beautiful creation. So good of you to finish someones UFO

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                          #13
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                          What a treasure you found and 8 of them, oboy! It is just such a beautiful quilt with those colors, I love it, it is very comforting looking, you just want to hug it. I specialize in hand quilting, it is so relaxing, hope you so a pic when you are finished.

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                            #14
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                            That's a beautiful quilt. I have a related question.
                            I have an older quilt that I received as a gift many years ago. The front was folded to the back and hand sewn for the binding. In a few areas the turned part is breaking down with small tears. What's the best way to deal with this? If I put a binding on, I'll loose my edge and would probably not get a good matching fabric. If I oversew / topstitch near the edge it should keep the fabric from tearing further and would look ok; but I don't know if that would be a durable fix.

                            Thanks for any help

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                              #15
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                              What a beautiful quilt. I think I would pop the binding with the gold color.

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