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Thread: Easiest quickest way to do binding?

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    My binding is horrible, I have been trying so many different ways, and it just never looks the way I want it to...could someone tell me, or show me the quickest easiest way to do a neat simple binding...?? Pretty please lol

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    For binding, try this link. I used to hate to do bindings, but since learning this way, I can't wait.

    http://sharonschambernetwork.com/fre...gel/index.html

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    Thanks for the link. That is some NICE binding.

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    Thank you, I was actualy looking at that page before I posted this. What I'm really looking for is a cheaters way, maybe cut out a few steps..less work..I know how important the binding is, I just wish there was an easier less time consuming way.

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    you can always add binding to the sides, folding the ends under. stitch. then add binding to the top and bottom, folding ends under. no miters to do that way and it's just another way. I've done it on some quilts. just cut binding (I do 2 1/2 inch strips) a bit longer than the quilt side measurement. fold raw edges together, place along the edge of the quilt, pin in place, stitch (folding ends under) then fold to the back and hand sticth down or by machine. if by machine, pin from the front along the seam line catching the binding in the back.
    then do the top and bottom binding.

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    This is the same thing really, just not as involved. I would use the first method if it was a really special quilt but probably not for an everyday one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buCKs-Fgvb4

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    Ricky Tims does a very nice binding, all done by machine, which seems to me is an easy way to get it done. The only place I've seen it demo'd is on his DVD: Grand Finale.

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    I just put on binding yesterday and I follow Sharon Schamber's method for the most part. Check out sharon's website and look for the free video.

    I do not use any of the glue steps she uses, however, I do starch the strips and press firmly in half.

    Sharon's method really gives the perfect mitered corner.

    When you first learn to do it right, it may take a little longer, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be zipping along.

    When I do a fancier quilt, I sew the binding to the front and stitch it by hand on the back.
    When I do a playful or utilitarian quilt, I sew the binding to the back of the quilt, pull the binding to the front, clip it to hold and machine sew it down using a decorative stitch. That is such a time-saver and it adds another touch of whimsy.

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    great links. thanks for posting

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    google Quick and Easy mitred binding tool....it is a yellowish color. This tool was developed and patented by the owner of my LQS, Sew
    Biz in Marion IN. It takes all the hassle out of doing a nicely mitred corner on your binding and it is so very easy to use. I use it all the time.

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