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Thread: Need help with binding on shaped table toppers

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    Senior Member MaineGirl76's Avatar
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    Question Need help with binding on shaped table toppers

    Hello everyone! Ok, here is my problem, I am currently finishing up some table toppers, I have some shaped like Octagons and some shaped like Hexagons, and I am scared to death to do the binding on these! All those points scare me! How do I do them? Any ideas or suggestions are welcomed! I can bind a regular quilt with no problem, but the these scare me! Help!..lol
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    You are going to want to use binding cut on the bias. Here is a tutorial for an Octagon table topper http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/...ng-odd-angles/
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    Thank you. I knew about the bias binding, I'm just not sure on how to bind all the "tips". I will check out the link you provided.
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    I have started to quick turn my odd shaped tabletopper. Its easy, saves time and looks OK when done. Then I sew 1/4 inch around the outside when done.I also do a little quilting to stabalize it.

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    Quick turn? Is that like birthing a quilt?
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    Here is a video on binding odd corners:
    http://www.quilt-video.com/2010/02/0...ng-odd-angles/
    Unless you are doing curves, you don't really need to cut the binding on the bias.
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    Great tutorial PaperPrincess
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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys View Post
    Great tutorial PaperPrincess
    Thank you!!!!!

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    I too have that problem; have put binding on tons of quilts, but not on those odd shaped quilts. So I just turn mine too and they work out well. Someday though, I will have to master odd shape bindings.
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    The tutorial that PaperPrincess refered us to is wonderful. Thank you so much.
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