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Thread: Quilt Binding Question

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    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
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    I have been doing the same...I use the elmers stick glue...it works really well. I have a bunch of videos that I find are helpful on my blog. I post them there and use them often so that I do not have to spend a lot of time searching the net...at least until I run into another issue that I can not figure out. The internet it wonderful for learning how to quilt. I would be lost without it or would have to spend a lot of money taking classes. This site has also been so useful and helpful!

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    Carolaug...love your blog..I've been following it for awhile. So informative..and your recipes are great

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    Thanks!!! The French toast casserole was AWESOME!!! It took 5 mins to make, very easy. I love to share things I find with others. It also gives me something to do. Fingers crossed...on a second interview Thursday...if all works out I will start on Monday.

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    I like making my own binding, but if you like using packaged that is good too :D:D:D

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    I cut my own too, either straight-grain or on the bias, and it's not as hard as you might think once you get the hang of it. And I really don't like the packaged binding, it's not the same feel as my quilting fabric.
    There are lots of folks on here who share their methods, and you will get great advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooMuchFabric
    I cut my own too, either straight-grain or on the bias, and it's not as hard as you might think once you get the hang of it. And I really don't like the packaged binding, it's not the same feel as my quilting fabric.
    There are lots of folks on here who share their methods, and you will get great advice.
    You are right it does not feel the same, it is rather stiff and thin. I am gonna have to take some time and watch some youtube videos and do some searching. I ahve some table runners I want to make so maybe I will try cutting my own on those since they will be smaller.

    Thanks for all your suggestions.

    Teri

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    I had trouble making my own binding so I bought the Simplicity Binding Machine and Bias Binding Ruler. The machine is easy to use and fast. I have a basket full of ready made binding in all colors. It gives my DGD something to do to help me in my sewing room. Along with winding bobbins, she feeds jelly roll strips into the machine. She keeps me well stocked.

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    I have been reading some reviews on the simplicity binding machine...I have not seen good feedback. Sounds like it just folds and irons.

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    I usually cut it 2 1/2 inches, then fold in half if I want a narrow binding. I usually sew on the back side and then use a decorative stitch on the front, like feather stitch. No hand stitching and looks nice.

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    I am doing that now...I have a brown king size pillow case we never have use...figure it needs a new life as a binding... LOL...time to go sew them together. Here is a tip for borders for beginners...as I am doing my border I tried this and it works great!!! when you match the two border fabrics move the one that faces you over to the right a bit. see picture...hope it makes sense.
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