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Thread: Just wondering.

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    Super Member CajunQuilter2's Avatar
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    Back home in Louisiana for now....where next?? who knows....
    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    For those who want to try machine stitching, this is what I did on the last couple of quilts.

    Stitch the doubled binding to the back (I cut mine 2 an 1/2" and then double it)
    Then on the front I cut very thin strips of vlisofix (the fusible webbing stuff with paper on 1 side used for applique - I bought some in a roll that is used for fusing up hems)and ironed that just inside the seam allowance on the front of the quilt, next to the stitching line where you sewed the binding on.
    Then bring the binding to the front, lining the edge up with the stitching line, and press down onto the fusible webbing (remove the paper first :) )
    Then I stitch almost on the stitching line using a tiny blanket stitch. You could use whatever stitch you liked.

    I've also seen where you can use glue to do the same thing but I find the webbing is fine. It takes a little time to get the binding in place but then it's just straight ahead with the sewing :)
    What a neat idea, I will have to try that, am always wanting new ways to do things.

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    I like binding but I am not very good at hiding the stitches.

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    Super Member alaskasunshine's Avatar
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    me! Barf :thumbdown:
    I love everything else.

  4. #184
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    I love the binding process, I usually let 3 or 4 stack up so I have something to do at night.

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    Port Lavaca, TX
    Quote Originally Posted by Country1
    I presently have 4 quilts just laying there waiting to be binded, but I can't bring myself to do it.
    It is surprising how fast it goes once you start.
    Do you have a CD player? Get a chiller and thriller audio book from the library to listen to. You will be surprised how that helps the time fly by!
    Also use hair clips or the ones they make to hold binding, they are easy.
    I used to know someone who brought her quilts and handstitched the back of the binding during our monthly quilt meeting.
    Do you have a quilting friend who will sew your binding?
    Bribe shamelessly with the offer of a pieced top for them to keep!

  6. #186
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdieClay
    I enjoy sewing the binding on my quilts. I wrap the quilt around my lap as I hand sew the binding on the back of the quilt. I think about the person and say a few prayers as I sew. By the time I am finished, I have thoroughly loved and prayed over the quilt. When I give the quilt to family or friends or even keep, the quilt is "stitched with love and bound with prayer," which is what I add to every label.
    I hate to any kind of hand sewing, but I really like your idea. Yes it would be "Stitched with love and bound with prayer". I think I will try this the next time I have to do a binding. I prefer to do it all by machine, but it doesn't look neat, so I usually always end up doing it by hand, which I hate. But with your little quote, maybe I can get through it better. Thanks for a GREAT quote!! I plan to borrow your idea if you don't mind.

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    I love to do the hand work on the binding on the back of the quilt. Very relaxing for me.

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    Junior Member joey's Avatar
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    I love binding the quilt...it is relaxing to me and when I am done I know I am "almost finished" with it..... :thumbup:

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    Senior Member cassiemae's Avatar
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    Billings Mt
    I don't mind doing the binding at all. I find it relaxing and then I know the quilt is finished, Yippee I can start another one. :P

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    I like doing the binding. I find it comforting to be able to do some handwork in the evenings while I watch tv.

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