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    When you're stippling a border, do you keep the stippling inside the border and stop when you get to where the binding will be (guessing roughly where it will sit) or do you go right to the very edge of the fabric and then put the binding over the top?

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    I have gone right to the edge... makes me feel better about putting the binding on a more stable edge... but that's just one opinion!

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    i "try" to keep it from going underneath the binding.

    i start stitching off the quilt in the binding area and then travel into the border section to do the design.

    then when i'm done with the design area i'll travel off the border into the binding area.

    this way the start and stop are hidden by the binding.

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    If stippling I go right to the edge, if using a border design I try to keep it outside the binding.

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    Ahhhh.... thank you. :-)

    My next question.... if you keep it inside the binding, do you draw a line in chalk or just guess where the binding will be?

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    I go right to the edge...I like the way the wobbly line winds and peeks in and out of the binding once it has been attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Good question- and great answers. I never thought of this before.
    me either...like I say...quilting is like internet...you'll never see/do it all.
    I like all these answers btw.

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    I go right to the edge, then put the binding over, after squaring and trimming. And I don't mark where the binding would go, I just eyeball it. Like some of the others, I like the way the stippling comes and goes in and out from underneath the binding, and I think it stabilises the edge too.

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    I love all these questions about machine quilting and am taking it all in for when i learn how!

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    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.

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