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Thread: Caterpillar Binding - New to me!

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    Senior Member ncredbird's Avatar
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    I was doing a google search for something and on one of the irrelevant pages I found a reference to Caterpillar Binding (which I had never heard of) so checked it out. I thought it a cute option and thought I would share.
    There is an explanation here:
    http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_7814178_ma...ng-quilts.html
    and one with pictures here:
    http://flourishingpalms.blogspot.com...ique-also.html

    Have any of you ever done this? If so how did you like the results? I noticed reading the instructions that one is done on the straight of grain and the other on the bias. Which do you think would ravel the best? Ann in TN

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    Very interesting technique. Wonder how it would look on a rag quilt?

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    This is new to me too. Thanks for sharing.

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    interesting

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    I would think that the bias binding would fray better. I have not tried it but it does look interesting.

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    Very interesting technique. Thanks for sharing.
    Nancy

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    That would look great!
    Quote Originally Posted by cmagee84
    Very interesting technique. Wonder how it would look on a rag quilt?

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    interesting, but I doubt I will ever do it. especially NOT on a childs quilt. A- for a baby it is a choking hazard and B- kids quilts get washed a lot, won't take long for that binding to fray off!

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    Definitely interesting. I wouldn't be able to bring myself to cut through the beautiful binding I had just sewn :) I agree that the bias binding would fray better

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    interesting

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