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Thread: Binding Joining the ends

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    Binding Joining the ends

    I have always had a difficult time joining the ends of the binding.
    This starts out joining the strips but # 3-4 is the joining ends.
    Hope this helps others.
    It worked great on a binding I am finishing today.

    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccal...ing_the_Strips


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    This looks so practical and very to do. In my mind, this method makes sense.

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    Thats how I do it. Works great.
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    Wonderful!!!

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    I do it this way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWh90tXr7g4 Fast forward to 3 min into the video. It so simple to do it this way.
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    I like this video, thanks!
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    The clearest way I've come across is to overlap the ends by the width of the binding, and cut. Then you can bend them upwards (terrible explanation, I know), overlap, and sew the diagonal, trim, and when you place the binding back down it's just the right length and it fits.
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    I do it per the instructions Holice posted here on the board. I always have to get my instructions out and have them in front of me, but it gets the job done in a way I can understand. I don't know why my brain as so much trouble with joining binding ends!

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    Good one. I seem to always get confused using msqc's tutorial.I think it's the camera angle when jenny uses the binding tool. This video makes it very simple ,easy.Thanks!

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    This seems like an accurate way to do it. I usually just sew a diagonal line "from OR to FL" then trim after. Many times I sew it the wrong way, so maybe trimming it ahead of time would make it easier for me to visualize.
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    Thanks for sharing this, it seems even easier! Does it add a lot of bulk?

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I do it this way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWh90tXr7g4 Fast forward to 3 min into the video. It so simple to do it this way.
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    Thank you so much for the binding videos. Someone showed me once how to join the strips together but I've forgotten how. This will be a great reference for me. Thanks again!!
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    EXCELLENT DEMO! You just have to pay attention to how she flips out the pieces of fabric to sew them together so that they come out the right way.

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    Thank you many times over for this link. I always disliked the method I tried where one side is folded up, the other down as shown in Fons and Porter's book. I never got it exact and would just give up. I will definitely give this McCalls method a try.

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    Thanks for the link...

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    No, finger pressed open and it's just like the rest of the joinings.
    Looks the same.


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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    The clearest way I've come across is to overlap the ends by the width of the binding, and cut. Then you can bend them upwards (terrible explanation, I know), overlap, and sew the diagonal, trim, and when you place the binding back down it's just the right length and it fits.
    This is the way I do it too. You don't even need a ruler - there is generally enough of the binding left to use a a measure. The way I remember to sew it correctly if to "kiss and twist". You put the ends flat together -like they a kissing-and the twist 90 degree and sew across the diagonal, just like when you were going the strips. Works every time. I DO make sure it fits before I trim to 1/4" though!

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    Oh my gosh, that is the most useful video I've ever seen. Never saw that way of bringing the two ends together before. Thank you so much for this video.

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    Looks like a good one to try. Like that joining. Similar to what I do but easier. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very Good I will try to bind my quilt this way. It was very interesting

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