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Thread: My attempt at Cathedral window binding

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    Super Member SandyinZ4's Avatar
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    My attempt at Cathedral window binding

    Well, I thought I would give this a try but it did not turn out too well. It worked a little but I think I would have had better luck if I had cut my binding on a bias instead of on straight of grain. Then it would have had more stretch.
    Here is the link to the tutorial, which was very good and I loved how it came out.
    Cathedral Window rolled type binding
    Just wanted to give my suggestion to try a bias binding if you want to try this. I made my scallops approx. 4.5-4.75 apart and still the middle did not want to give enough so my scallops are not so deep. Also had to add a pic of my helper???? He approved if I would just pet him once in a while.
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    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    Here is the close up pic
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    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    And here is my helper
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    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    nice quilt- i'm a little confused about the cathedral window reference- since it's a pin-wheel quilt- can't really see the binding on it unless that wide outer border is actually binding? anyway- i like the quilt-nice job.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    A very nice effect! Beautiful quilt. Gorgeous inspector and doing a great job
    Helen T.

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    sorry- didn't see the other 2 pics before responding- and i went & looked at the tutorial - so now i 'get it' - i think part of the reason it didn't really work so well is because the striped fabric is so predominate-
    it's still a nice quilt though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    nice quilt- i'm a little confused about the cathedral window reference- since it's a pin-wheel quilt- can't really see the binding on it unless that wide outer border is actually binding? anyway- i like the quilt-nice job.
    the tut shows how to put the binding on and then pull/roll the edge of it over, making scallops. this is similar to the method for making cathedral windows blocks.
    Nancy in western NY

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    Oh, that is wonderful...I love it! The binding just make it more unique, which is always my favorite!

    You have a stunning helper, one that seems to love the feel of the material from all sides! Definately a keeper there!
    Last edited by EvelynJ; 06-21-2012 at 01:58 PM. Reason: Add not about helper

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    Very nice quilt and a pet who looks like they like it.

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    Very interesting I am not sure I 100 % follow your binding..

    but very nice

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