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Thread: Binding a Quilt, Ive never seen this way

  1. #51
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    Jan 2011
    Ocean Springs, MS
    Yes, that is the way I was taught in my first beginners quilting class. I still have problems getting my corners sqaure instead of kinda round at the point.

  2. #52
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    Jan 2012

    binding joining modification

    I do this method a little different. I fold the binding beginning on the 45 degree angle and press it and do not cut it! Pin it to the quilt edge around the center of one side of the quilt. I start sewing the binding on about 6" or more down from this end. When I have gone around the quilt, I stop sewing when I get almost 6" from the beginning of the binding that was pinned down. I remove the quilt from the machine. Lay the loose binding tail along the quilt edge SMOOTHLY and tuck it under the beginning binding fold. (Make sure the beginning part is smoothly laid down as well). Where the tail is lined up on top of the the inside fold raw edge, I cut the binding tail with a straight cut. (You can mark the spot where it meets the raw edge, and then cut it straight with scissors or place on a mat and rotary cut). Open up the fold and match the edges of the two binding ends (L shape like you join two binding strips), right sides together, pin them together. The fold line is your 45 degree sewing line! Some times it is a little difficult to put the strips in the machine with them attached to the quilt if you didn't leave them unsewn enough. Sew on the diagonal line. Cut off the excess so you leave a 1/4" seam allowance on the binding connection. Re-Fold the binding, lay it along the quilt edge, and sew the binding down the rest of the way. I even use this method when binding small items, just have to leave enough unsewn binding so you can pull it away from the quilt enough to get the two ends into the machine to sew them together.

  3. #53
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    Dec 2010
    Im pretty new to quilting. I only know the way Fons and Porter teach you. I too have to watch the video over and over again to get it right. I seem to always sew on the wrong side and it gets twisted every time. This tucking in looked so easy. It surprises me that it has been around for awhile. I am always learning so much here. Its a pleasure to help others. Thank you.

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    Thank you so much this makes it so much clearer than the other ones i've seen thanks for sharing.

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    Tucson AZ
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    this is how I have doing now . For me it is much easier and my binding looks better
    always learning

  6. #56
    Super Member grammyj's Avatar
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    Kenova,West Virginia
    I have always done mine this way, I think it's the best way. jmha
    " You can be a master of every thing you do. Every thing you do may not be a masterpiece, understand that, then do the best you can with what you've got".Maya Angelou

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