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Thread: I need help with a Binding Question

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    Senior Member ctipton's Avatar
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    FOLD IT AND SEW IT YOU WILL DO MANY MORE NO WORRIES

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    Either way you want to do it I'm sure will look great. If you want to learn to do it with a different fabric, this video really helped me. My binding has come out really well every time (to my own amazement!). Try a practice piece first though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buCKs-Fgvb4 (not sure if you'll have to copy/paste or if this will be a link...)
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    I would suggest you read all the advice here and then watch U Tube videos on the different techniques and do which ever one you are the most comfortable with. There are many different ways to do things, it is just a matter of finding which one works for you. Also, which ever one you choose, watch it several times, take notes and go back and watch it again if you are unsure. It is not as hard as it appears, it is just new to you.

    Happy quilting!!!

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    I would recommend cuting backing even with top, especially for your first one. I cut ALL my binding across the grain, only time I use bias is for curves (like a round potholder). I cut mine 2-1/2" wide and fold in half with raw edges together, this will give you double binding on the edge were it will fold over the quilt, I believe this is called a french binding. A lot of the "older quilts" were done with the binding raw edges folded to the middle, which worked great except it only gave you a single thickness in the middle where you need the strength. IMHO
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    krisgray, how wide do you trim your backing in order to turn it to the front for the binding? I'm doing a wall hanging and it seems just silly to cut this much fabric off and then sew it back on again. TWICE.

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    Well, I have done lots of bindings and I just learned the 'right' name for the method I use!! too funny! I french fold! ha ha. I use bias and straight, depending on what I know about how much use the quilt will get, and how I feel! ;0)

    I too have several old quillt where the binding *is* the backing, and they have not worn well. I mean, my grandmother 'old'. Even her quilts with separate bindings have worn along that edge.

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