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Thread: Can it be that difficult??

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    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I use the so easy simple pocket ending. Here is a video of how to do it, forward to the 3:15 min mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWh90...=TLQWyAp5EWwcU
    This is the method I was taught to use by a shop owner. It was not the method taught in the "Binding Class". Now anything else seems so clumsy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by llong0233 View Post
    I struggle with finishing the binding on my quilts. When I saw the Binding Tool tutorial on MSQ I ordered one immediately. I've watched the tutorial several times but I still don't get it! Is the angles? What am I doing wrong? I have developed an unhealthy dislike for what should be a useful tool...and my binding closures still look clumsy and unprofessional. Can it be that difficult?

    Don't give up. I promise once you get it, your bindings will be a piece of cake to do.

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    The ONLY way that has worked for me is the written tutorial that Holice posted here on the board. And no matter how many times I do it, I have to read the sheet again! You'd think I would catch on at some point, but not yet.

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    Thank you all so much! I knew I could count on you for ways to go at this that make sense and make a nice, clean, flat binding.
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    I have taught binding classes and judged quilts for fairs. You might say bindings have been an obsession of mine. This is a Youtube I ran across that gives you excellent steps for creating your binding no gimmicks no tools just good directions and simple steps to watch with repetition. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMsmEtonhoA There are a lot of steps to creating the perfect binding and each step has its own set of tips and skills. Wish we were closer I'd have you over for coffee and we would perfect your binding easy when you have someone to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I use the so easy simple pocket ending. Here is a video of how to do it, forward to the 3:15 min mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWh90...=TLQWyAp5EWwcU


    I DISDAIN that binding tool, I watched the video several times just couldn't 'get it'... I have been using, for quite some time the simple pocket ending demonstrated on the video Bella Boo has posted it comes out beautifully EVERY time!
    Last edited by onaemtnest; 08-16-2013 at 09:19 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roserips View Post
    I have taught binding classes and judged quilts for fairs. You might say bindings have been an obsession of mine. This is a Youtube I ran across that gives you excellent steps for creating your binding no gimmicks no tools just good directions and simple steps to watch with repetition. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMsmEtonhoA There are a lot of steps to creating the perfect binding and each step has its own set of tips and skills. Wish we were closer I'd have you over for coffee and we would perfect your binding easy when you have someone to work with.
    I just watched the tutorial you suggested and I'm thrilled to see the details on the corners that Patrick Lose suggests! I've always seemed to have issues with bulk and the corners now I have a new technique to help with that issue!!!! Thanks so much for posting. Hmm, a lesson and a cup of coffee now that's generosity!
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    I learned something neat on a sewing show the other day -- most sewing feet have a notch that marks the 1/4"! This means you don't have to pin, or draw a line 1/4" from where you should turn, just look at your sewing foot.
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    I used to do the hidden pocket method, but now that I've gotten used to the continuous/lumpless binding, I like the look much better. You literally can't find it without a close search. The other links, to Kaye Wood's and Patrick Lose would be preferable, IMHO. I'm sure you can do it, just keep trying!

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    I use the one from Fons and Porter, I was like you too, for a LONG time, but it just clicked, keep on trying, you will get it and then you will love to bind , that is my favorite part of quilting....but just keep on it will all work out.

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