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Thread: binding for baby quilt

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    If I make a baby quilt approx. 40 by 40, how much fabric would I have to have to cut in 2-1/2" strips for the quilt? This will be my first time making my own binding.

    Jeanette

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    3/8 should be plenty but I would go up to 1/2 yard just in case you miss cut or something. Been there done that :lol:

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    Yepp I'd get a half yard. You will have some left over but all quilters need a stash.

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    Youtube has loads of good videos, I used two or three yesterday as I was doing binding on a baby quilt for the first time too. Just type 'quilt binding' or 'quilt binding finishing' or this to that effect. I found them very useful, and did all my mitred corners and joing the two end together easy peasy, with my laptop next to my sewing machine and watching and following with the video, pausing it while I did each bit step by step. I felt so happy as had been very nervous about doing it.

    These are the ones I used: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot7Trk6J2Vw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c85voeoj50Y

    Good luck!

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    Sorry ignore my last post I just realised I put it on the wrong thread, apologies! :(

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