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    Super Member gardnergal970's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
    Do you start off with 2 1/2 or 2 1/4 inch strips? Does one work better than the other?
    I find the 2 1/4 inch works best for me with Warm and Natural batting. A much higher batting might require the wider binding. I too glue...use Roxanne's...I like not having anything to catch when feeding it through the machine.

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    the knife edge method looks pretty interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    Try elmer's glue with the pressing - a small bead works great!
    This glue thing sounds intriguing. I will try it with binding but also with hand applique, esp the small pieces. I'm tired of working around pins that poke and catch and shred silk thread!
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    Learn something new everyday and I like different ways of doing things.
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    -I have my backing about 3 inches bigger on each side of my quilt then once I am all done quilting it, I trim up my batting and I place/fold the edge of my backing next to the edge of my top then fold over and sew very close to the edge on the top so you have about a 1/2 inch looking binding...I make lots of baby quilts for friends n family so this is a fast way for me bind my quilts...

    -I've also done this with some bigger quilts and it still looks nice and holds up very well...I have hand stitched binding before and agree it looks better but I prefer to machine stitch if I can...on a show quilt I would definitely hand stitch but for all my other quilts I machine stitch it


    -I think your tip is great!! Nicely done.
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    Thanks for the info on the knife edge binding. I don't know whether I'll use it because I like tomiter my corners, but it's always nice to have different things in my "bag of tricks."
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    I have a question - On the video by Sharon S-- for doing the Elmer's around the edge with the binding - there's a tip of some kind on the bottle of glue. If she said what the tip WAS I missed it, and the video was far too blurry for me to see what the heck it was! Can anybody tell me what the tip thing was? I can't wait to try this the next time I bind a quilt.

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    I took 2 classes from the author of this book. Lots of wonderful finishes. Its one of my go to books. Amazon doesnt seem to have the revised edition. Get it directly from designer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    Here is a picture (maybe!) of my knife edge binding
    That is absolutely georgous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33 View Post
    I fold and iron mine in half.then sew to the back with a quarter inch seam,then fold to the front and miter the corners.I can not hand stitch as many items as I make and keep up-2 carpal tunnels operations and machine sewing is better for my hands too.
    That's how I do mine too. I fold mine in half and iron; then sew to the back; fold to front and sew down. (usually by machine but sometimes by hand).

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