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Thread: ??? re: binding

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    Super Member sewmuch's Avatar
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    Is is ok to cut binding the length of material instead of selvage to selvage.
    I can get much longer pieces using the length. Thanks for help. Nancy

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    I do not think it makes a lot of difference whether you cut selvage to selvage or with the lengthwise strait of grain as long as you are making a quilt without any curved out edges. I have been known to use both and saw no difference.

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    Oh thanks Marcia for your quick response. I am short on material so this would work much better for me. Glad to know you have done it also :lol: :lol

    Thanks Loretta too for your response, you gals are great!!

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    I have only made small quilts however I have cut my binding to fit the quilt & have butt the bindings.
    Just recently I tried another way - which was to cut across the width of the fabric from selvedge to selvedge & join all lengths & make a continious binding, mitre the corners as I go & over lap the start & finish slightly. Sew the two ends together & fit to edge of quilt. So the binding is done as one complete unit.
    Hope you can understand what I mean. There is a tutorial I think it is on Quilters TV.
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    Tisha

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    I usually always cut lengthwise on binding.

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