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Thread: Binding question

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    I am ready to bind my quilt. Problem is I am either going to have to piece it several times or cut it across the grain. Will it hurt to do that? I hate to piece it so much. Help!

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    mamajack,
    Is this a bed quilt or a wall-hanging. If its a wall hanging do whats easiest. If a bedquilt, it really should have bias binding.....yes piecing
    karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by karen924
    mamajack,
    Is this a bed quilt or a wall-hanging. If its a wall hanging do whats easiest. If a bedquilt, it really should have bias binding.....yes piecing
    karen
    Why bias???? I always do mine straight, never had a problem! Only do bias if I am binding curves!

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    Binding is often pieced. You just need to piece it on the diagonal; doesn't show as much. There are Youtube videos on how to do this.

    I use straight-grain binding on most of my quilts, no problem. The only time I use a bias binding is if there are curves.

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    I just finished my easy strip quilt with flange binding. Check it out in tutorials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Binding is often pieced. You just need to piece it on the diagonal; doesn't show as much. There are Youtube videos on how to do this.

    I use straight-grain binding on most of my quilts, no problem. The only time I use a bias binding is if there are curves.
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK
    Quote Originally Posted by karen924
    mamajack,
    Is this a bed quilt or a wall-hanging. If its a wall hanging do whats easiest. If a bedquilt, it really should have bias binding.....yes piecing
    karen
    Why bias???? I always do mine straight, never had a problem! Only do bias if I am binding curves!
    Me too:)

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    Piecing a binding on straight or bias for quilts without curves is like asking if the chicken or the egg comes first. :) its really up to you. Just my opinion.

    But the tutorial here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-29275-1.htm

    Is great! I don't sew binding by hand and this has been a real help for me.

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    I only use bias when the edges are curved. That is never. I did hear once that bias binding wears longer. Don't know if that is true. I think it is all up to you, but straight is easier to work with and the joining seams are 42 inches apart so you don't have so many.
    Sue

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    I'm redo-ing the binding on an antique quilt and it wore out right along the seamline, it was straight pieced. While I do tend to use bias, I also use poly/cotton thread to piece. Its an oxymoron. My quilts will rip up before the binding wears out. I don't like quilt police and promise I will never check your binding if you promise not to check my thread....LOL

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