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Thread: Quilt corners

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    I read somewhere you can roll the bottom of a quilt over the top to finish the quilt. How do you finish the corners? I know there is a tut out there but I can not find it. Can some one help me? If I can finish this baby quilt it will be the first finish for me.

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    Thanks for the tutorial. Nice! I was curious how to do that too!

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    Please learn how to make a separate binding for your quilt and thereby improve and increase your skill level.

    This back-turned-to-front finishing of quilts is something we saw a lot of in the 60s, 70s and very early 80s until the ressurgence of quilting began in the late 1970's. It was, (and still is) in the greater quilting world, thought of as a lesser/easier/(lazier?) way of doing the finishing. Of course, like anything, there is a time and a place for it, and I've even done it myself.

    But you will feel so accomplished if/when you learn to do a finished binding! Good directions are available in the backs of most uilting magazines. Enjoy!

    Jan in VA

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    thanks!

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    Thank you erstan947 The tut was very helpful. I appreciate the input.

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    I tried to do that...and I thought it was harder than putting on a binding. I don't think its being lazy...its a skill...I do it the other way (separate) because I think its easier.

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    The biggest downside to doing a fake binding that way is your backing fabric has to go with the top. You can't use some crazy, or funny, or totally off the wall fabric you found on sale because it'll clash. Not to mention it's a whole lot harder to trim the top perfectly straight and square while trying not to cut the backing.

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    Do it if you want.
    I don't agree that it is an easier/lazier way, it is actually harder and more time consumming than a seperate binding, I did it that way years ago and forgot what a pain it is and did on a quilt not too long ago and probably will remember not to do it again.
    There is no right or wrong way to do anything pertaining to quilting and there are no quilt police here.

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