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Thread: Friendship Braid Quilt.

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    I have a friend that wants me to make a quilt for her, I was thinking about making the friendship braid quilt. I heard that you can us a binding tool.(Which I am thinking of trying). I can't find a binding tool but have found a mitered ruler. Are they the samething?

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    glad that you asked! I have been wondering the samething

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    I googled both types and the only difference that I can see is that the mitering ruler is wider than the binding ruler.
    They both have the same shape though.

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    I have no idea how much either one costs but I can't see using a tool to put binding on. Cutting and sewing on binding is relatively easy. Why bother with yet another tool? Does it save that much time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts.com
    I have no idea how much either one costs but I can't see using a tool to put binding on. Cutting and sewing on binding is relatively easy. Why bother with yet another tool? Does it save that much time?
    I think she was asking about the Friendship Braid quilt and if she could use either ruler to cut the pieces.....

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    Hi,
    I purchased the binding tool and have enjoyed using it - and I also have used it to cut a scrappy friendship braid quilt. The binding tool finishes off the two raw edges of the binding in a perfect mitered seam. I think that the tool was well worth the money - and I purchased it from Missouri Star Quilt Company. I have no affiliation with this shop - just a quilter that does not want to have to think when mitering the ends of my quilt binding.
    Sue in PA

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohstr
    Hi,
    I purchased the binding tool and have enjoyed using it - and I also have used it to cut a scrappy friendship braid quilt. The binding tool finishes off the two raw edges of the binding in a perfect mitered seam. I think that the tool was well worth the money - and I purchased it from Missouri Star Quilt Company. I have no affiliation with this shop - just a quilter that does not want to have to think when mitering the ends of my quilt binding.
    Sue in PA
    Amen to that!!! I have the same binding tool. I too think it was well worth the money. Yes, I can do them without the tool but, I hardly have to think about it anymore with this tool!!!! And no more errors....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts.com
    I have no idea how much either one costs but I can't see using a tool to put binding on. Cutting and sewing on binding is relatively easy. Why bother with yet another tool? Does it save that much time?
    Yes, as a matter of fact it does same me time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts.com
    I have no idea how much either one costs but I can't see using a tool to put binding on. Cutting and sewing on binding is relatively easy. Why bother with yet another tool? Does it save that much time?
    There is a tool that a gal in our guild uses that makes perfect binding. She enters, and wins many national competitions. There are no seams in her bindings except at the corner where it is mitered and there is less bulk there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    I googled both types and the only difference that I can see is that the mitering ruler is wider than the binding ruler.
    They both have the same shape though.
    Thank you very much. I love the quilt on your avatar. It's gorgeous.

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