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Thread: Just curious

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    I'm just curious here to know, how many people bind their quilt before quilting it, and how many people quilt it, then square it up and bind it??

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    I quilt, square up, then bind. I find that the quilting will often distort it a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    I quilt, square up, then bind. I find that the quilting will often distort it a bit.
    I agree, especially if it is quilted heavily

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    ditto

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    always do binding last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    I quilt, square up, then bind. I find that the quilting will often distort it a bit.
    Me too. I think if you did the binding and then tried to quilt the fabric would shift leaving you with a bump. Not sure how it would work with hand quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    I quilt, square up, then bind. I find that the quilting will often distort it a bit.
    Same here.

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    I can tell you that with my first 2 quilts I didn't know better. So I put on a very nice binding and then machine quilted them. What a pain they were to try to keep flat and lump-free and I did not succeed although the recipients loved them anyway. Now I know better, I quilt, square and bind. Saves lots of headaches and stress that way for me.

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    I quilt, then square and then bind!!

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    I always do the binding last.
    :)

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