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    binding problem

    I am helping a friend with her binding. I use Jenny Doan's tutorial with a 2 1/2 inch binding. I have never had a problem when following the instructions on the Missouri Star tutorial-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vCWpxBRs20&t=17s

    We have joined all strips of binding fabric with no problem. The binding is all sewn on with no problem. The problem started when joining the final 2 pieces. We have followed the instructions, but every time we join the fabric it is twisted. We are sewing right sides together, just as we did with the rest of the quilt. The length is correct. We have tried wrong sides together, right and wrong, etc. Just no luck.

    I appreciate any help. We put it away until tomorrow and figured we would start fresh.

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    This site is my go to for binding. Very simple instructions with pictures.

    http://piraterodgers.com/tutorials/e...ding/index.htm

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    If you mean the final join where the 2 ends meet, I open the binding up and one end is right side up and the other end goes right side down on the other end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    If you mean the final join where the 2 ends meet, I open the binding up and one end is right side up and the other end goes right side down on the other end.
    Yes, that's what I mean. So you are putting wrong sides together? I'll try that in the morning. Whooped tonight. Thank you!

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    When all else fails, I fold one of the ends under and insert the other side of the binding into the folded end leaving both ends as though it was a finished seam. Then I carefully twist it open and pin where the two joined. This was a rough pinning. I open the two pieces of binding up and try to pin it like it should lay and then double check by refolding and placing back on the material. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries at the pinning. Then I sew...praying that I don't have to rip it. Most times I am good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terriblank View Post
    Yes, that's what I mean. So you are putting wrong sides together? I'll try that in the morning. Whooped tonight. Thank you!
    It must be right sides together to end up with the seam on the inside of the binding. Wrong sides together will put the seam on the outside, very visible.
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    When I was an absolute beginner, I used this binding tutorial from Jaybird Quilts and I have always had perfect binding. Every single time.
    http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2010/01...-tutorial.html
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    this is the part that I can never seem to get right. I cut as required, then use two pins to test it out... one on each side of the fold. Inevitably, it is twisted. So I carefully unpin and untwist the one side, then twist that one more round in the same direction as the untwist. I hope this is helpful. I remember one time I actually got it right the first time and said the reason was a duh moment on my part. But then I couldn't get it right the next time!
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    My go-to, never-fail is Emerald Meadow's YouTube video. He speaks slowly enough so that I can play the video at the same time that I'm following the steps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BT1pl_IolE
    I passed this video along to someone making their first-ever quilt and they did it correctly the first time, also commenting that one could follow right along with Emerald.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    My go-to, never-fail is Emerald Meadow's YouTube video. He speaks slowly enough so that I can play the video at the same time that I'm following the steps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BT1pl_IolE
    I passed this video along to someone making their first-ever quilt and they did it correctly the first time, also commenting that one could follow right along with Emerald.
    This is also my favorite, most straight forward explanation.
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