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Thread: Next step? Perplexed

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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    Yahoo!! I just finished the quilting on the Twisted Palms landscape!! Now ... the binding.

    I have a question as to how to proceed.

    My border is pieced and left a zig zag edge (see pic below). I laid the quilt on my cutting table to cut the excess border edges, batting, and backing off. I had two rulers placed in a corner and I noticed it's out of square. Should I block it before I cut off any excess and add the binding? Or wait until I bind it.

    Also, with regard to the binding ... should I attach the front of the front of the binding BEFORE or after I trim the excess?

    In a perfect world I would like the binding to be 1/4" from the outer tips of the twined pieces in the border, and I'd like it to be square :)

    Outer edge of pieced border. I need to cut the excess tips off. But when?
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    With this kind of an edge, I usually quickly run through the machine to baste the edge in place then trim. If you want a 1/4" showing past the points, then trim them 1/2" beyond them. If you want them the same as the inside points, then trim 1/4" from the points, all before you attach the binding. How far off are you when squaring up?

    BTW...really like the border!

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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    >>How far off are you when squaring up?

    Actually ... not much. I just checked it again I think it's going to be OK as far as square goes.

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    You could block it before cutting any off, if it too far off to square properly. If it is just off a little, I would trim the edges straight, sew the binding on the front and hand sew it to the back. I've tried sewing the binding on, then trimming but I just ended up with a wiggly edge.

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    I love what I see of your quilt and would like to see the whole quilt. Please share pictures.

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    Love the border. Could we see the whole quilt:?:

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