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Thread: Binding Question

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    Binding Question

    What is the best way to bind a Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt?

    Has anyone every bound around each hexagon?

    I am stumped!!!

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    Someone just posted a YouTube link on how to bind a GFG. I wish I could remember where it was. Maybe you could do a search.
    Bernie

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    Binding is to b done after the quilt is finished and quilted, could you maybe me sashing?
    Terryl, AKA Ya-Ya

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    Back in the day, most people bound them following the hexagon shapes making tiny tucks on the inside corners and miters on the outside corners. Most people today either cut half hexagons for a straight edge or use a facing binding. A facing binding is where you sew strips of fabric to the quilted quilt edge following all the angles. All the inner corners are clipped almost to the sewing line so it turns to the back well.The facing is them completely pulled to the back like a facing and hand stitched to the backing. If you Google Hexagon or GFG with facing you can probably find a tutorial to follow.

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    Facing is definitely the way to go. That way you can preserve the beautiful angles of the GFG, and the edges will still lie flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Facing is definitely the way to go. That way you can preserve the beautiful angles of the GFG, and the edges will still lie flat.
    I agree."....
    Vicki Mc in SC
    www.jacksonpatchquilt.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Facing is definitely the way to go. That way you can preserve the beautiful angles of the GFG, and the edges will still lie flat.
    That's what the YouTube video showed. I wish I could remember the link!
    Bernie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers-N-Fur View Post
    That's it!
    Bernie

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    If you google "images grandmother's flower garden quilt", you'll see alot of ways that people finish off GFG quilt.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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