Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Binding question...

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Orange County, CA
    Posts
    643
    Some of the books that I have say that you should cut the binding strips on the bias. But then some videos I've watched and other books just do regular straight cuts (sorry, not sure what those are called). Does it matter which way you do it? Doing it the non-bias way does seem easier, but is there a downside?

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Posts
    4,788
    if the quilt is straight edges i use straight cut binding strips.

    if the quilt is round, scalloped, other odds angles/edges i used bias cut binding strips.

  3. #3
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,111
    Blog Entries
    1
    This is how I do it too :D:D:D

  4. #4
    Super Member dglvr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Eastern Washington
    Posts
    3,997
    me too :-D

  5. #5
    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    9,307
    the main reason for bias strips is "stretch-ability" so, if you need to stretch your binding (to go around a corner, or other odd shape) bias is the way to go.if you are just doing straight sides and mitered corners, straight strips work just fine. another consideration would possibly be 'fraying' if your fabric frays, making those straight edges hard to work with the bias strips will remedy this :)

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    central Indiana
    Posts
    211
    I do what Klue does.

  7. #7
    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,786
    I do non-bias. Lots easier. I wouldn't have the patience to cut the strips sideways :)

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Orange County, CA
    Posts
    643
    Okay, thank goodness. I did bias cuts for my tree skirt (which it needed, because of the round edges), but oh my gosh, it was such a pain. I didn't have enough space, and my olfa cutting mat wasn't quite large enough, so I had to put two mats together, and my ruler wasn't long enough, and it was just a headache. I was envisioning having to go through all that headache for this next quilt that I'm finishing up, and was not looking forward to it.

    My next question is, do you know of any good tutorials or videos of how to do mitered corners?

  9. #9
    Lady Tapioca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Connecticut shoreline
    Posts
    496

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.