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Thread: BINDING FOR TRIP AROUND THE WORLD

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    I have pieced and quilted a "Trip Around The World". I want to do the binding without cutting off the jagged edges. Do I follow the same instructions as for scalloped binding? Suggestions are more than welcome. The backing and batting have not been cut off yet.
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    Nice job, I can't help, but somebody will come along that can.

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    Nice job, I can't help, but somebody will come along that can.

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    The only advice I have is what you don't want to do. That's a lot of corners!!!

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    I am going to post here and hoping that someone jumps in and helps you. I have looked all over on this computer and can't find......... It was a video/you tube of edging like scallop where you sew a piece to the front of the binding area [good sides together] and then flip the top that you have sewn to the back of the quilt. I am so upset with myself that I can' find it. In your case the sides would look like they were prairie points.
    I hope someone else can find the source or explain it more clearly.

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    I don't have the slightest idea - but I think it will look great.

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    I did a rag quilt for hubby, and set on point like you did ~ he liked the extra hanging off and wouldn't let me trim it... to this day it bugs me. But he loves his snoopy flag quilt (I did patriotic snoopies on one side / a huge flag on the other)

    So since he liked it, I did a table runner for my kitchen table to match the curtains/rotisserie cover I made. Next time I'm cutting it flush, it took me hours to put that dumb binding on, and the inside corners, although mitered, get weird everytime its washed... I have many many times thought "next time its washed, I'm cutting it down to square the binding"...

    It is very time consuming, but if you've got the patience and time, go for it! :)

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    There is a method for doing this. You sew a strip of fabric right sides together with the quilt top, sewing along the seam alowance of each little jagged edge. Clip your corners and trim the seams, and turn the facing to the back side of the quilt. You will have all the individual corners there, completely filled with batting. You probably want to sew around the edges at that point, maybe not. Turn under the facing and hand stitch to the back. You might even start with a double thickness of facing and then the fold is the part that gets stitched to the back of the quilt. I haven't done this but have seen it done and it looks great. Sorry I don't have more details. You could also do a regular French fold binding, but that would be a LOT of corners.

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    Thank-you for all your help. I would like to know if BeeNana remembered the video/youtube that she mentioned. Dunster's method...is the facing cut on the bias?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Shaw
    Thank-you for all your help. I would like to know if BeeNana remembered the video/youtube that she mentioned. Dunster's method...is the facing cut on the bias?
    The facing would be cut straight, either across WOF or along the selvage. (If you cut lengthwise, along the selvage, you might not have to piece any given side of the facing, but it would use more fabric that way.) You would be sewing on the bias, but that would be okay because you won't cut it until after all the jigs and jags are sewn.

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