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Thread: special binding technique?

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    Senior Member grammatjr's Avatar
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    years ago I found info on making a binding (I am thinking "french something") that took the top edge of the quilt, and that binding folded in such a way, that it automatically made a "sleeve" to put a small rod into. it was probably just for small wallhangings. of course, I now cannot remember the exact term, and can't reemember where I found the info in the first place. Anyone know what I am talking about? - I sure don't! LOL

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    Here's some info from all people quilt....go to: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/search...of=FORID%3A9#0


    hope this helps:)Skeat

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    I think I am not explaining myself very well. There was not a seperate sleeve, it was a way of folding the binding that created the gap in the binding that was used as a sleeve - to thread a rod through to hang the quilt. It was all one step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammatjr
    I think I am not explaining myself very well. There was not a seperate sleeve, it was a way of folding the binding that created the gap in the binding that was used as a sleeve - to thread a rod through to hang the quilt. It was all one step.
    well, just using my gourd, it seems that if you cut the side on the back of the quilt, wider, and then when you go to "bind", fold the 'extra' under, so that when you tuck a little to make a 'bound look', some of this extra will be coming out from under the binding as a sleeve. It will stay secure when you stitch on top of the edge of the binding. I know, clear as mud, without pictures, but I can seeee it! Don't know if this is what you meant, but I'd be happy with it. Maybe somebody knows of a link, for you. :D

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    Donna Dewberry shows this technique on her new shows. She cuts the backing approx 4 inches wider all the way around the quilt top and batting. Then she folds the backing in half towards the top and presses the fold lines, and then folds a mitre on the corners pressing again, then folds it over again onto the quilt top, pinning it in place. Then top stitch it down on the sides of the quilt and where the fold lines are, but not up the folds of the mitred corners. It ends up with a pocket to put a rod through.

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    What a great idea for wall hangings. It would save me a step. Thanks for sharing.

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