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I have also tried the Binding Tool, and just don't get it.
I found this video several years ago, and it depicts how to sew your binding on, without seeing where it starts and stops.
So, I continue to do it this way. Here are a few pics of how to do it.
I find this so much easier than trying to use the binding tool. Hope this helps.
A forum member posted instructions several,years ago and I guess it is basically the same as the others. Both ends
must be trimmed and the last end is tucked into the first end and you end up with a very smooth finish. By cutting the angle on both, a lot of bulk is eliminated.
I made it to the mtns and love every minute of it!
the MQC tool is wonderful------once you "get" it. Just keep working on it. I did a set of 8 placemats and when they were done I finally "got" it''
I feel the same way. I find using that tool makes something pretty easy into a confusing task. There is a tutorial I found by Konda Luckau that I find most helpful: www.moosequilts.com/BindingTutorialWeb.pdf. See if it helps you!
Thanks. I'll watch this for sure as I need a visual. Thanks again.
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I had to laugh at this thread! I go the binding tool, watched both the original and the updated MQC tutorial several times, even took notes! Saw a vendor at a show and studied what she said to do, even took notes on that! And once I actually did it right--think that I just got lucky! Now I use the Fons & Porters method--almost. The key thing is to leave a 1/4" gap between the two ends and then pin/mark the angles. NOW, the binding tool does make a real handy ruler for making a braid quilt--there's a tut on MQC for that too!