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Thread: Helping with binding different things

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    Senior Member quiltingbee12's Avatar
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    Hi!
    Wasn't sure how to title this without making it super long. I am making two table runners, and both don't have a straight edge. The one is a double wedding ring, the other is a Trip around the World, with the edge kind of like a step. How do I bind this? No clue and I really need help

    Thank you

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    Senior Member momymom's Avatar
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    use bias binding on anything with curves. And straight of grain binding on anything with straight edges.

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    you can also do a pillowcase edge...stitch back to frontand batting with RIGHT sides together..leaving enough room to turn right side out - turn, then finish the opening with hand stitching and topstitch/quilt the runner.

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    I, too, have wondered how to bind corners that aren't 90 degrees, like the pointed ends of a table runner. I've been turning and stiching 1/4" along the edge, but I'd like a contrast binding. How do you do this?

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    For straight edges and angles other than 90 degrees, Stop 1/4" from corner and back stitch. Fold binding up so it extends the line of the next side. Fold back down and stitch like you would for a 90 degree corner. I have found that this works for me.
    For the inner corners, I put a pin in the V, splitting the V in half.
    Stop at the pin with the needle down, clip from the raw edge of the binding almost to the needle, pivot and continue along the next side.

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    I watched these last night and they will show how to bind the DWR.
    http://quiltinggallery.com/2008/11/0...aron-schamber/

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    This thread is a learning experience for me. Thanks for the info.

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    Apart from the bias binding approach, you could put right sides together, with your quilt and backing, and sew all around the outside edge.Leave a small space to pull everything through to the right side and finish off the seam with a bit of hand sewing. If the quilt is already quilted, just put a few lines of stitching in the ditch to keep it all together, and run around the edge to form a stitched border. If it is not quilted, you just start and do it at that stage. I think this sort of backing looks nice on some quilts.

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