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Thread: Binding a circle

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    I've made a wall hanging that is circular, it looks great. But I have no idea how to put a binding on it.

    Put one on the way I usually do square quilts, and it's pulled too tight so it doesn't sit flat.

    Any tips or help would be appreciated!

    :-)

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    Did you cut your binding on the bias, as it has a lot more ease to it...other than that I haven't a clue :roll: :D

    BUT I am sure one of our resident experts will be able to guide you :D

    Edit: Just had another thought...maybe you have to snip it abit after stitching on to help it on the curves........ :D

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    Doh!

    I didn't.... I wonder if that's all it needs.

    My partner likes it as it is, the circle is "raised", kind of like the top of a hat, so it sticks out from the wall. He thinks it makes it 3D.

    But I'm not happy with it, I want to re-do it.

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    Well I made a couple of small xmas tree ornaments and just used straight grain fabric to bind, and they did the same,but they were only 3" across so I got away with it, I am sure that is the reason......time to rip rip rip :wink: :D

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    Here's the circle in question....



    Stained Glass Wall Hanging - Angel of Grief
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    Oh its beautiful.....it looks fine in the picture but you have to like it yourself don't you after all that hard work...I think I would unpick and try using bias binding, or it might annoy you everytime you look at it :D

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    Thanks :-)

    The colours are actually much stronger than they seem on the monitor, very rich and strong. It's about 18" from one side to the other.

    And you're right, I've got to re-do it, I'm not happy with it sitting out from the wall.

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    Bluechicken, how are you intending hanging it? did you incorporate some sort of sleeve for it, just curious? :D

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    Bias binding would make a lot of difference!
    It is a beautiful piece! :lol:

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    LOL

    Funny you should ask, that's been the subject of MANY discussions!

    The thought was that it would "flop" so needed something at the back to support it into a circle shape.

    But now that it's backed (with a very thin batting) it's actually quite stiff and self supporting, so I haven't needed to insert wire, or perspex, or thin timber, or anything, to make it hold its shape. I've used a small curtain ring on the back which hooks over a normal picture hook on the wall. It's sitting nicely with no floppiness.

    I wonder if over time it will soften and start to sag, but will deal with that if it happens.

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