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Thread: Help Advice for finishing pieces

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    Hi, I am a new quilter and am enjoying the hobby very much. While I have always been a basic sewer, I am unhappy with my finish work on quilts. I have hemmed many items and have been satisfied, but it doesn't appear to be good enough for quilted pieces. Does anyone have any advice how to do 'hand stitching' for the binding pieces so that the stitching doesn't show? I have seen beautiful pieces done by other people, but I must be missing a 'trick' to do it myself. I hate when a beautifully quilted piece is damaged by the handwork to complete it. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    here is a video for you to watch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wdC1_1_cx0

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    Hi Brenda, welcome and Happy Holidays from Minnesota!

    Just takes a lot of practice...

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho! If you search "binding" you will find a lot of posts with good tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    here is a video for you to watch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wdC1_1_cx0
    I'm glad you asked this question. This is a great video. I am always struggling with getting my hand sewing to look nice.

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    Hi and Welcome from Florida and thank you for your question. It really helped me out, too.

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    Thank you everyone for your warm welcomes. Also, thanks for the advice on the video. I am going to be trying it soon. I am giving a 'Daughter' quilt to my 27 year old daughter for Christmas. As soon as she opens, I want to retry the new blindstitching technique to see if it is better than what I have been using. I usually go from the top fabric to the bottom. The video had you got from bottom to top. Could that be the secret? Who knows? I will give it a go. Happy Holidays to everyone and again thanks for the advice and warm welcomes.

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    Welcome. Lots of great info here from the posters and in the search area.

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