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Thread: Binding by Machine

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    I am so excited! I used this method of machine binding, and it worked great!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wprg5...os=LoS-hHjZYis

    Since I have arthritis in my index finger and hand, this is great for me. It is painful for me to do it by hand, and so it takes me forever because I can only do a few feet at a time. This turned out looking really nice, and it was very easy to do.

    You can watch part two of her tutorial by clicking on part two on the right side of your screen. I just love her tutorials. They are so easy to understand.

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    Thanks for the info!!

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    thank you for the site. Penny

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    Wonderful site -- will need to bookmark for future reference.

    But what's with the gloves?? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Wonderful site -- will need to bookmark for future reference.

    But what's with the gloves?? :D
    I wondered about that too! I wear gloves when I'm free motion quilting, but not for what she's doing. Different strokes, I guess.

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    I think the gloves keep the fabric from slipping as she holds the folds over. Not sure, though.

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    thanks for the link

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    I don't do it this way, but I want to give it a try. My method takes a long time and is very tedious. I sew my binding to the front, then fold it over and pin it to the back every inch all the way around the quilt, then sew it from the back side. I use Alex Anderson's method and my binding is cut at 2 1/8 inches wide. Like I saidtho, I want to try this method and see if I like it better and see if I can do it in less time and get the same result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterguy27
    I don't do it this way, but I want to give it a try. My method takes a long time and is very tedious. I sew my binding to the front, then fold it over and pin it to the back every inch all the way around the quilt, then sew it from the back side. I use Alex Anderson's method and my binding is cut at 2 1/8 inches wide. Like I saidtho, I want to try this method and see if I like it better and see if I can do it in less time and get the same result.
    My experience with it is that it turned out really well on my first try--even the corners. My expectation is that with more practice, it will be perfect. I was using black thread on black fabric, and so it was very forgiving. I would recommend something like that for a first try.

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    Have you seen or tried Sharon Schambers binding method with Elmer's school glue. I use this method and love it, I was skeptical the first time,but tried it and love not having to pin it down. Her website has been updated and is a lot faster now. She has this on her free section but you do have to register to view it.

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    OOPS! I said I sew it from the back side. This is wrong. I sew it in the ditch on the front. By pinning all around, it holds the binding in place on the back so I don't have to worry about not catching the binding on the back. It works for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by quilterguy27
    I don't do it this way, but I want to give it a try. My method takes a long time and is very tedious. I sew my binding to the front, then fold it over and pin it to the back every inch all the way around the quilt, then sew it from the back side. I use Alex Anderson's method and my binding is cut at 2 1/8 inches wide. Like I saidtho, I want to try this method and see if I like it better and see if I can do it in less time and get the same result.

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    Yes, I can see how your method would work, and I've considered doing it that way. I just think this new method gives a good result with a lot less hassle.

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    I'm open to trying something new and I intend to give it a try. That's just the way I learned and it works for me. If this new method works just as well I will dump my old method and use this one. I hope it does work well for me because I hate the alternative. Undoing, redoing, handsewing. I'm a once around kinda guy. I don't want to have to go back and fix stuff. Oh, well I guess if you are sewing it down on the front you are guiding it so you can see what your doing. The light bulb just went off. I get it now. I'm definitely going to give it a try. So sorry! It takes a while to sink in sometimes.

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    thanks for the link

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