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Thread: Need help with binding on shaped table toppers

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    Super Member Maggiemay's Avatar
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    That is a great tutorial. I've always kind of winged it with mixed results! I bookmarked that for sure. Let us know how yours turn out MaineGirl76!

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    Great tutorial. Makes those odd angles less frustrating.
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    That was a great video, thanks for sharing it!

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    All you have to do is use reqular binding, bias is only needed on curves, you are using straight seems. At each point you just miter it and sew it. Very easy.
    Judy

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    I handle the corners on my hexagonal potholders (see my etsy shop in my signature) the same way that I handle them on my rectangular quilts. I cut my binding, fold and press down the center, and stitch the raw edges to the object edge so that the fold faces the middle. When you get to a corner, stop sewing 1/4" from the end of your line (no matter what the shape, you can find corners as long as it's not an oval). Fold the binding back over itself so that it continues a straight line from your next edge. For a rectangular corner, it's a 45-degree angle, but for shapes with more than 4 corners you have to use your eye. Pin the backwards fold. Now, fold the binding over again so that the edge of your binding lines up with the next edge of your project. That last fold should have been straight over with respect to your next edge. Start stitching along your edge again (some people start 1/4" in, but I like to start all the way at the edge for stability). Continue until you've made it all the way around and finish the binding like you normally do.

    Unlike with your rectangular projects, the corners will not look square (because your project isn't square!) but trust me, it'll turn out just perfect if you follow the steps. Good luck!
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    Good answers!

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    Thank you for the great tutorial from paperprincess. Wow ,It is great. I needed this.
    Suzanne
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I'm still a little nervous, but not scared to death like I was! Thank you guys so much! You're the best!!! I will let you all know how they turn out!
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