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Thread: Hints needed for applying binding to quilted potholders

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    Senior Member kacklebird's Avatar
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    Hints needed for applying binding to quilted potholders

    I am going to make 2 types of quilted pot holders for Christmas. Can anyone share tips for applying binding. Last time I made something small with binding on a curve it just didn't seem to lay flat so I gave up. Does using a binding foot help?
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    Kathy

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    Look up the Sewing With Nancy site - she has a whole show devoted to making pot holders.

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    Thanks, I will definitely check it out
    Kathy

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    If you're binding around curves, be sure to use bias binding. I don't know if you already are using bias, but that's the only way I can go around curves and make them look right.

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    Did you use bias binding? To bind curves, the fabric has to hug the curve, and straight of grain binding won't do that.
    Nancy in western NY

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    VAL and Nancy-I haven't cut out the binding yet. I'll definitely make sure that's what I use. I think the instructions tell me how to cut it out. Does yours typically lay flat and do you need a lot of pins. Last time I used the binding in a pack, but this time I'm going to cut it out myself. I'm keeping my fingers, toes and eyes crossed. I wish the new board didn't separate the words. I didn't hit the return key after the o in out or after the t in after. Is it me or happening to others too. Maybe because I'm using my tablet. I've just never had it happen with the old board
    Kathy

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    I used the binding from joanns and just use my walking foot and slowly curve around it and have had no problems on my machine, if it is straight I use the binding foot, but cant figure out curves on that thing so usually end up using the walking foot

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    Thanks for all of your tips
    Kathy

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