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Thread: Corners on Bindings

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    Corners on Bindings

    I have looked at the tutorials on the mitered corners on binding and I follow the directions. However, when I turn them out, the are all bunched up. What do I need to do differently

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    are you leaving the 1/4 inch when you come to the end before you turn?

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    It is really important to do as DebraK stated. Here is a really good short video that will help. When I was learning how to do them, I watched a bazillion videos about it before I was able to do it really well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfSd1IJCRtA
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    You should also trim the inside of the corner to help the binding fold over.
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    I found this one on youtube to be the easiest to follow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INh6sVKJRrA
    I've watched it a few times and had no problem turning my binding corners. As a matter of fact, they come out nearly perfect if you do it this way. Also, I was told by a master quilter that if you press the binding away from the quilt body (after it is sewn on by machine) it will be easier to turn to the other side to hand sew. Tried it this time on my DD's quilt and it's effortless to turn it over! Just passing it on, hope this helps.
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    thank you for the videos posting. i also struggle with the quality of my bindings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    It is really important to do as DebraK stated. Here is a really good short video that will help. When I was learning how to do them, I watched a bazillion videos about it before I was able to do it really well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfSd1IJCRtA


    Great tutorial........I recommend it!
    Linda

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    check out you tube --sharon shambers--glued binding

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    thanks for the information. i always have the same problem. i can always get
    about two of my corners right and then the other two i seem to have problems.
    i will be using the information for my next quilt.

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    One I found this technique I will never go back! So simple, easy and effortless.

    Quote Originally Posted by jemma View Post
    check out you tube --sharon shambers--glued binding

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