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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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save me from myself

I have officially joined the ranks of the crazy people.  I am actually giving serious thought to ripping off a quilt’s binding, making new continuous bias binding, and sewing it on again.  I think this might be unnecessary.  Help me decide.

Here’s the deal–with this quilt I thought the purple binding was a no-brainer.  I like contrasting fun bright binding to frame a quilt.  I love it.  I thought the purple was the winner–I didn’t even audition in.  I made the binding, sewed it on…and started to have doubts.  It was blending, not popping.  Pulling out the body of the quilt when what should be the highlight–the crosses that give structure to it.   I started the hand stitching last night with doubts growing.  When I went to bed last night I was kicking myself for not using a navy binding.  This morning I woke up resolute to rip it all out and start again.

But when I got out my camera to show this purple fail I was able to see that maybe its tiny 1/4″ around the edge really doesn’t matter that much?   Thoughts.

kelly - I like it. (and I’m not a fan of purple at all!)
But if it’s going to cause you to not like this quilt every time you see it, I’d redo it. I’m pretty sure I could talk myself into liking it though. Rebinding is a LOT of work! 🙂 IT’S BEAUTIFUL!

Danielle - I agree with Kelly –
I know I am my own worst critic and redo things that no one else would ever notice …
I say choose to love the purple.

Erik - Terrible quilt. Send it to me in Seattle immediately, I will take care of it.

dispack - I love it, please don’t change it, the purple is great, seriously! You’ve done a good job on the whole quilt.

Sew Create It - Jane - It’s a brilliant looking quilt and I’m sure in the grand scheme of things purple or navy won’t make a shred of difference, UNLESS of course every time you look at it it is screaming I SHOULD BE NAVY :o) Navy would frame it nicely.

Jane S. - I love it — I mean come on, it’s PURPLE!!!

Seriously though, if it is going to be the only thing you see when you look at that quilt, then do change it. Otherwise it will always feel like a regret, and nobody needs that, now do we? 🙂

Kate - I really like the purple…it’s quite whimsical and a little unexpected, which I think is nice. 🙂

Speattle - If it really bugs you then you could maybe just do a navy binding OVER the purple? That way you would not have to rip it off.

But I happen to think it is a lovely quilt just as it is.

Speattle - And don’t forget: Dawgs love PURPLE!

Fuffi - I think Eric wins.

Sherry - I like the purple as well. Maybe live with it a little bit before pulling it all out. If navy if in your heart you should or you might not love the beautiful quilt as you should. I do think a navy would blend even more, so I would stick with the purple, if it were me. Beautiful quilt either way!

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