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    If hand stitching needs to be done to the back. But I say the whole quilt has bee machine sewed so why hand stitch the batting?

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    I have never see knife edge before...just wondering if there is a tute out there ??

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    Here is how it is described in a quilt book: Knife edge binding:A binding alternative in which both the quilt top fabric and backing fabric are turned under to meet evenly at the edges of the quilt, leaving the quilt edges without an additional strip of binding fabric.

    Bonnie Hunter has a great picture of this type of binding on her blog: It's the last picture:
    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/...es-beauty.html
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    I use knife edge binding on my art quilts. http://bloominworkshop.wordpress.com...-edge-binding/
    If i can figure out how to post a picture I will

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    Knife edge binding

    Here is a picture (maybe!) of my knife edge binding
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    Warned ya I dont know how to post pictures! The quilt looks crooked in the picture but it really is very straight. Just the way it is hanging

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    I use knife edge binding on my art quilts. http://bloominworkshop.wordpress.com...-edge-binding/
    If i can figure out how to post a picture I will
    Wonderful tutorial, Anita. Thank you!

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    Very interesting! I'm surprised that I don't care for it, though. The squared corners on the back don't appeal to me; I prefer mitering for the diagonal finish.

    And the thought of closing that thing all the way around with a hidden stitch just makes my heart pound! Yet, I do an applique/hidden stitch to handsew bindings down.....go figure.

    Isn't it wonderful there are so many ways to do the same thing?!

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    Hand stitch? I cheat. I fold in enough so I can topstitch around 1/4". I do this for most of my made to be used and loved quilts which are about 98% of my quilts. I make one show quilt once a year. I follow all the quilt rules on that one but the others are made for the fun of it.
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    I only use this method on art type quilts, not regular quilts. Leaves a nice clean finish without another fabric for binding which can sometimes fight with the design. As far as stitching it down, its no different than sewing down a regular binding. Just applied a little differently. Dont know what you mean by closing it up. Same perimeter. Not sure which tutorial you were looking at. The picture I posted is a wallhanging which took Best In Show in a show this summer and had rave judges comments about the sharp edges.


    QUOTE=Jan in VA;5703408]Very interesting! I'm surprised that I don't care for it, though. The squared corners on the back don't appeal to me; I prefer mitering for the diagonal finish.

    And the thought of closing that thing all the way around with a hidden stitch just makes my heart pound! Yet, I do an applique/hidden stitch to handsew bindings down.....go figure.

    Isn't it wonderful there are so many ways to do the same thing?!

    Jan in VA[/QUOTE]

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