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Thread: Pieced binding for a quilt

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    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
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    I do it on the diagonal because when I didn't know how to do it the board said to do it on the diagonal.

    I just do what the board tells me and it works every time. When the board has differing opinions, I do it the way that looks easiest.

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    I always piece on the diagonal. I think it looks nicer.

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    Always diagonal piecing for my binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieKat
    For bindings I always do it on the diagonal ... less bulky when you get to the seam.
    same here

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieKat
    For bindings I always do it on the diagonal ... less bulky when you get to the seam.
    Ditto :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I do diagonal binding, just because I like the look better.

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    It depends on the look I want for individual projects. If it's on a large quilt, I usually do double fold binding, pieced and joined on the diagonal. If I want to use all the pieces from a scrap quilt, I do it with straight seams to mimic the piecing in the quilt. I press the seam allowances open to reduce the bulk. I reduce the seam allowance a smidge over the joins because the joins are a little more difficule to fold to the back(you need a smidge more fabric to fold over) I also have used straight joins on small pieces like a mug rug because there isn't enough room to do a bias join with double fold binding. Do whatever join you want for the "look" you are going for. The only time it might concern me is if it was going into competition.

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    This quilt will never, ever be going into any kind of quilt show. I'm not nearly good enough for that sort of display. I think I will do the diagonal as most of you have suggested. Thank you all for all the good info. on this subject. Everyone on this board is so helpful and willing to share their thoughts. Thanks again.

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