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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i don't mark the quilt where the binding will end up i just eyeball it.

    i always trim my quilts again before binding and i found that when i stitched all the way to the edge the threads would be cut in many locations without the ability for me to knot them off or bury.

    since most of my work is sold i have a fear that the quilting will unravel somewhere down the line in my clients homes.

    so i really do try to keep the quilting threads out of the way of my cutting and squaring before i put the binding on.
    Good point Klu, I have always thought that machining the binding on would hold all those cut threads. I do use quite a short stitch to do that, around 1.7 on my machine. But what you are doing with all the ends is bound to be stronger. What about using a fabric glue right on the cut edge (under the binding)?

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    i do use elmers school glue on the back to hold down the binding while i'm sewing it but i don't know how long that glue holds - i don't think it lasts very long.

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    Wow, I sure learn a lot from you all!

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    Great questions & answers! Thanks!! :D

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    I love reading all of this great information!!! :D :D :D

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    I go right to the edge. That way I don't have to worry that I'm going to be crooked and have open spaces on the edge.

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    I usually go right to the edge unless its a specific pattern I have traced on the quilt. I love reading all the different answers. Gives me a different outlook and sometimes even changes my mine on how to do things,=.

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    Hello, I am new here to this forum! Very nice place to visit indeed. I have 2 questions if anyone can help me I would appreciate it very much.

    1. free motion or stippling- why can't I make my stitches smaller, they are quite large- I lowered the tension and the length of stitches. The motion I have some what down, just can't have that large of stitches, it looks terrible?

    2. The chat room, I can see the room but I cannot respond, I think there are a lot of people inthere, is it possible it is just full?

    Appreciate any feedback.

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    i can answer your first question = you're moving your quilt to quickly compare to the speed of your needle - either slow down moving the quilt or speed up the pace of the needle.

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    I agree with Klue on her answer to question #1. Since you stated that you have the movement of the quilt down, I would suggest you try speeding up the needle first. Since you are moving the quilt yourself, the stitch length you specify with your machine is irrelevant and should not affect your actual stitches. This is assuming your feed dogs are either covered or in the down position.

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