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Thread: 2 first's and a 2nd WIP in 2 days

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    Well for the first time I made my own quilt binding. It is very very obvious that I did not understand how to do the corners...I liked doing the binding so I'm going to have to watch the video 9 more times and practice the corners.

    It was the first time I ever used my walking foot - didn't know what it was before last night. Tried it this morning and though hum not much difference - until I realized that my quilt was hanging off the edge of the table and pulling. Once I fixed that - I'm a new convert and wonder how I ever worked without it.

    The pictures below are my second finished WIP...since I already did the binding twice I decided to leave it with the messed up corners....its for a man - he probably won't notice ;)

    Moving on to WIP #3 so I can go shopping again.....

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    Back - the back is this cool material I found that looks like blue jean material but is cotton.
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    You have been one busy little woman!! Once you use that walking foot, you will wonder how you got along without it! Great Job!! :thumbup:

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    Very nice.

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    I still have to get out my old Fons & Porter book and look at the picture to remind myself how do the corners correctly. But it worth it because they look so good. Are you using a glue stick to hold the corners after the first stitching until they are stitched down on the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    I still have to get out my old Fons & Porter book and look at the picture to remind myself how do the corners correctly. But it worth it because they look so good. Are you using a glue stick to hold the corners after the first stitching until they are stitched down on the back?
    I did use a glue stick - found that tip last night too...I can't conceptually understand how to fold it when I get to the corner....I've watched that video a lot and it doesn't make sense. I saw one on Missouri Star and another on U-tube - I'm going to try again after I finish the next back I'm working on.

    I'm not very good at looking at something and reading the instructions...I can look at the pictures and try it until I get it right though....

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    if you can find an eleanor burns book that has the info/pics in it, that is what taught me how to do it. i am a very easily confused person, and her tutorial worked for me!

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    A walking foot is a MUST HAVE!!! :) I love it and use mine alot now. I love your quilt. My daughter has one with the same tie dye fabric.
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    Heather did you change your profile picture?

    That's too funny - I thought that material was just mine!!!

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