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Thread: I hate binding a quilt

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    Hey everyone....Ive started getting some of my xmas projects started and when I get to the end of the project and I have to do binding...I just get so frustrated its always a fiscal is that a word lol.....I usually get it done but Iam never happy with it...Ive watched videos and tutorials etc.....is there a secret to this that I have to pay for lol....its mostly my corners I can never get them perfect for some reason....Iam beginning to think I need to take a class for this......anyways if any of you have any secrets to share I sure would appreciate it.......thx Trish :wink:

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    the two things that helped me:
    1. stop the sewing 1/4" before the corner
    2. fold the binding backward at an exact 90 to the side you just sewed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish88
    Hey everyone....Ive started getting some of my xmas projects started and when I get to the end of the project and I have to do binding...I just get so frustrated its always a fiscal is that a word lol.....I usually get it done but Iam never happy with it...Ive watched videos and tutorials etc.....is there a secret to this that I have to pay for lol....its mostly my corners I can never get them perfect for some reason....Iam beginning to think I need to take a class for this......anyways if any of you have any secrets to share I sure would appreciate it.......thx Trish :wink:
    I think you mean 'fiasco" lol

    But there is a trick to it and you don't have to pay for it. Are you trying to do the miter corners when you are sewing the front on by machine? Is that where the hard part is? Or is it getting the mitered corners on the back when you hand stitch it?

    I just did a binding on a few small items and took lots of pictures I will post when I have them up on my blog. PM me if you want I'll try to help you out.

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    Send it to me! I LOVE doing bindings! And I'm great at it!

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    I just finished binding a table runner and used Sharon Schamber's techniques from her binding tutorials. Wow! The difference was amazing. 1st it was way easier than I expected and the result was much more professional looking. I highly recommend her utube tutorials.

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    Check out some youtube videos. Maybe seeing someone else do it will help.

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    When I first started quilting I did each side of my bindings individually turning my ends under to finish. The quilt police never arrested me either!They looked really nice & I especially liked the sharp corners on wall hangings. I have since learned to miter corners & don't do it that way any more, but I am happy with the way my older quilts look.

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    Phyliss...I would love to see your pictures......and yes its when Iam sewing the front with my machine and coming to the corner.....also it usually happens when I do small projects like wall hangings, table toppers, coasters etc......thx again for your help......Trish

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    Maggie...omg.....I did that too....and know what I thought it looked awsome and I didnt have trouble doing those corners.....hmmmmm you mean theres others like me....opps dont want the quilt police after me thats for sure lol...thx Trish

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    Wish I lived nearer. I would do them for you or at least do a one-to-one tutorial!! :lol: :lol: :thumbup:

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