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Thread: Binding -- How can I keep the binding seams from ending up at a corner?

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    I usually use diagonal seams and piece the binding somewhat longer than needed. Then, I just begin putting it on the front, creating mitered corners as I go. If I get to a corner and have a binding seam, there's really nothing to do, is there?

    What could I do differently?

    Thanks!

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    Sounds like Murphy's Law to me - that happens to me all the time! When you figure out how to not have this happen, you'll make a lot of other ladies very happy! :lol:

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    Lay the quilt out and lay the binding along the edges. If a seam is close to a corner move it one way or the other until there aren't any seams on any corner. Then put a big straight pin in the spot where you want to start.

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    Why not do a test run? Run your binding around your quilt without sewing and you can get a general idea where the seams will fall and make adjustments on where to start attaching your binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Lay the quilt out and lay the binding along the edges. If a seam is close to a corner move it one way or the other until there aren't any seams on any corner. Then put a big straight pin in the spot where you want to start.

    I use this method as well!!

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    simply measure your intersections on the binding then measure your quit and try to start within that paremeter!

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    I do a test run also. Put a pin where you want to start then go round the quilt.
    Adjust if needed. Yes, you have to roll that binding again but it's worth it. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Why not do a test run? Run your binding around your quilt without sewing and you can get a general idea where the seams will fall and make adjustments on where to start attaching your binding.
    That's what I do, works great to think ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    simply measure your intersections on the binding then measure your quit and try to start within that paremeter!
    This is what I was looking for -- a way to reason it out, rather than lay the binding all the way around the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Lay the quilt out and lay the binding along the edges. If a seam is close to a corner move it one way or the other until there aren't any seams on any corner. Then put a big straight pin in the spot where you want to start.
    I do this too. That way I can see if there will be a problem and be ready to adjust the binding before I get there. I still check a few feet away from each corner just in case I made an error. It is like measuring twice. Less errors this way.

    ali

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