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Thread: I need help finishing Star Spin table cover

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    I need help finishing Star Spin table cover

    I worked through Roolen's tutorial on doing the Star Spin but am having a problem figuring out how to finish it. I have attached a pic of where I sewed the small corner triangle to one of the larger triangles, but I am now confused - is the binding going to just follow the angle where the two meet? I mean, I know I will have to do a slightly different "turn" there but will the binding cover that ear or should I have stopped earlier and then cut that off? Is this question clear as mud??? See, you will be as confused as I am! Hoping someone can make sense of my gibberish and help me out! Thanks in advance - Pam
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    Interesting....I never noticed this before! I put the top together in the spring and never completed the project. A number of people have done this so I'll be interested in how this turn is completed too.

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    The one I have seen have the batting and backing sewn to the top and then just turned inside out and then quilted. (Sorry I don't know how to explain it better, I think some people call it birthing a quilt) I haven't seen one with binding, but I suppose you could do it, there are some great tutorial on the web if you search for binding odd angles http://www.quilt-video.com/2010/02/0...ng-odd-angles/
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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    The one I have seen have the batting and backing sewn to the top and then just turned inside out and then quilted. (Sorry I don't know how to explain it better, I think some people call it birthing a quilt) I haven't seen one with binding, but I suppose you could do it, there are some great tutorial on the web if you search for binding odd angles http://www.quilt-video.com/2010/02/0...ng-odd-angles/
    DH and I have been making one today in Christmas fabrics , its all laid out on the design board but we needed a break because it is mind boggling LOL. I was going to bind it it but now I think i will do the inside out method. Thanks :-)

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    Doing the binding at that angle is the pits.

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    I birthed the one I made like woody explained.

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    Birthing! I didn't think that was the answer!!! I know I saw a youtube video that had a great showing of angle binding
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vci9-...eature=channel
    and thought I would try that. Now I need to re-think that since birthing seems to be the preferred method. Hmmmm................

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    The one I have seen have the batting and backing sewn to the top and then just turned inside out and then quilted. (Sorry I don't know how to explain it better, I think some people call it birthing a quilt) I haven't seen one with binding, but I suppose you could do it, there are some great tutorial on the web if you search for binding odd angles http://www.quilt-video.com/2010/02/0...ng-odd-angles/
    Excellent video...Thanks for sharing
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    Looks like this member did binding on hers. Try searching on the forum here for other pictures to give you more of an idea of what they look like.
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