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Thread: Know a new way to machine bind your quilt?

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    Know a new way to machine bind your quilt?

    Does anyone know of a new, easy way to machine bind your whole top without it looking bad? I found the way that you put 1 1/2" of one fabric and 2" of another fabric sewn side by side together and fold it over and you get a 1/4 flap that you sew on, but I am looking for an easier way to machine sew. I am not able to hand stitch the binding at this time.
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    I sew from the front, fold back making sure it covers the stitching, and stitch in the ditch from the front. You just have to be sure the back catches by either pinning or using glue to hold the fabric in place. This is my preferred method of attaching binding. I'm not much of a hand sewer.

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    Leah Day has a Youtube video on how to do this. Here are links to Part 1 and 2:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wprg5vzkuGw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MRfADz_pyg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Leah Day has a Youtube video on how to do this. Here are links to Part 1 and 2:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wprg5vzkuGw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MRfADz_pyg

    Corners are the hardest for me.
    That is how I do it.
    Happy Quilting.

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    I use 2 1/4" binding strips, folded over. I sew on the wrong side of the quilt, using the 'unfolded' edges of the binding 1/4 " from the edge. Then I fold over to the front. I make sure the seam from sewing the back of the binding on is completely covered by the binding (some tutorials on YouTube do not do this and I prefer the covered seam look) before I sew down the binding on the front of the quilt. I use a blanket stitch, buttonhole stitch or another simple decorative stitch. This way, the design of the stitches catches your eye before any 'crooked discrepancies' of the binding hit the quilting police's eye. I cannot hand sew the binding on the large quilts due to impatience and tired fingers and hands. So I let the colorful bindings and decorative sewing stitches speak for my lack of perfection. I would rather have it look nice and be done with it at the same time.

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    This is the technique I use.

    http://www.lorettaalvarado.com/binding.htm
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    This is the technique I use.

    http://www.lorettaalvarado.com/binding.htm
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    There are lots of tutes here on the QB too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Leah Day has a Youtube video on how to do this. Here are links to Part 1 and 2:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wprg5vzkuGw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MRfADz_pyg

    Corners are the hardest for me.
    This is how I do mine. I usually hand sew the bind to the back of the quilt.

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    I use a 2 1/2" binding. I also sew the binding to the back and topstitch on the front with a decorative stitch such as the hem stitch. I readjust the size to fit my binding.
    Helen T.

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