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Thread: How do you finish sewing the binding on?

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    This is only a small wall hanging, so the bulk is really bothering me. I may have a fiddle with it tonight, see if I can wing it, seeing as I haven't hand sewn any down yet. Check back tomorrow for either the finished item or me crying in the corner! LOL ;-)

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    This is how cutebuns does her bindings, minus using the elmers glue like Sharon Schamber does.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PE0Yq9iGlc This is part one

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3vHI7rgZpw Part two


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    Mine have looked so much better since I watched Sharon Schamber's demo. I don't use glue thru the whole process, just when attaching the strips end to end. It holds them together while you sew the 45 angle. They come out so perfect! And if you leave several inches at either end, you can end the same way.

    Here's Sharon's video link. http://sharonschambernetwork.com/fre...gel/index.html

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    Thank you for the links, they're awesome.

    I haven't had a chance to try anything, had a last minute visitor arrive, and now it's bed time. So will have to wait till tomorrow *sigh*

    Will let you know how it goes. :-)

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....binding+videos

    There's the list of binding videos that have been posted here on this site. My goodness didn't realize there were so many but hey.......you can finish bindings to your hearts content now.....lol! Great search engine there Admin!

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    Wow! I have never binded anything before (always so scared) and after seeing that video, Sharon makes it look so easy. I might actually try it. How long does it usually take to hand sew it shut though? Probably a few hours, right?!

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    I'm not at my normal computer so I don't have the link, but Sharon Shamber (SP????) has a great free tute on bindings *using glue* and it's the only way I'll do a binding now. You don't get the bulk at the end because of her technique. It's fab-u-lous!!!

    I haven't seen 8) you in a while - How's life BC??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    When I join the strips to make the binding, I sew them on the 45 degree angle, and they sit nice and flat and barely visible. The bit I'm having trouble with is where I start sewing the binding to the quilt, and then go all the way around and end up back where I started, it's that join that I'm having trouble with.
    I sew the binding on as you do, machine stitch the front and hand sew the back. When I get to the end I make another 45 degree angle cut (the width of the binding larger) and sew together with the beginning.

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    Okay, now I read all the posts and see that someone already directed you to her site. Great!!!! I use her method start to finish and am so pleased with the results. I now actually enjoy doing the binding, whereas before it was a scary, ugly ending for me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaK
    Wow! I have never binded anything before (always so scared) and after seeing that video, Sharon makes it look so easy. I might actually try it. How long does it usually take to hand sew it shut though? Probably a few hours, right?!
    Probably 2-3 hours. I usually put on a dvd and am usually pretty much done when the movie is. Since binding is my least favorite aspect of quilting, it seems like less of a chore that way. :)

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