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Thread: Binding a Quilt, Ive never seen this way

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    Binding a Quilt, Ive never seen this way

    http://www.quilt-lovers-guide.com/binding-a-quilt.html

    This is new to me. Has anyone seen this way before ? What do you think of this way to do it ?

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    I'm not understanding what's different??
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    This is the way I have always bound my quilts. It is the most durable and neatest binding I have seen.

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    At first I thought it was just the same way I do it but then I noticed the very last part. . . . sticking the end tail into the diagonal slit that you made before you started sewing it on. I have always made a mitered seam at the end so this part is different and sure sounds easier. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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    wendylee is right about sticking the tail in the end. i've never prepared a miter at the beginning either. i may try this as trying to match the 2 tails at the end is always annoying to me
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    It is very interesting, the way the tail is tucked into the fabric for the finishing touch. I may need to try this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendyleequilts View Post
    At first I thought it was just the same way I do it but then I noticed the very last part. . . . sticking the end tail into the diagonal slit that you made before you started sewing it on. I have always made a mitered seam at the end so this part is different and sure sounds easier. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.
    You are so right - That last mitered seam always frustrates me, but this looks pleasantly "do-able" Thanks for sharing.!
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    thank you Blossom good post
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    This is the way I have always done mine...most the time they work out great....sometimes tho, I may pull it a little tight at the corners and it becomes a little "rounded" when the binding is flipped over to the back side. Be very careful not to make it too taught on the corners...it's easier to tuck a little bit extra in than it is to add to the corner to make it square once it's stitched on the front. Also an FYI...if you are entering into a quilt show...they want really squared corners and they also want the miters stitched down on both side of the corners. I have also always done this, but I did notice that this was on the "critique" list from the judge...who knew!
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    Very interesting. I will have to try this. I always hated the last seam for the binding. Its either not enough or to much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wendyleequilts View Post
    At first I thought it was just the same way I do it but then I noticed the very last part. . . . sticking the end tail into the diagonal slit that you made before you started sewing it on. I have always made a mitered seam at the end so this part is different and sure sounds easier. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.
    I alway miter the ends too....
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    I think you will find that this method is quite a common one. Keep learning and you will come across many more. They all suit a purpose.

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    Yes, this is the way I bind quilts. Give it a try, you will find it looks great, wears well and is easy to do.

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    Very good tut. I use most of it, but didn't think of cutting the beginning at 45 degrees so it is ready to join. Very good.

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    this is how i was taught to do bindings- which i quit doing once i learned to attach(do the mitered join) the ends instead- i prefer the stitched ends better now- but the first 100+ quilts i made this i did use the tuck the fabric method= so, it's definitly not new- just different.
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    I like that end "join." I agree with the others that it looks easier than the mitered join I've been doing. I'll have to try it on my next quilt. Thanks for sharing!
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    the last step is new to me. the rest is the way I usually do

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    This method sounds great. As many of the prior posters, I've always made a mitered join, but every single time I do it I have to spend too much time figuring it out again. It always comes out right eventually, but this method looks like it will be much easier. Have definitly bookmared the site. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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    I used to do it this way but found it adds a more bulk at the joint, which I wasn't happy about so I'm back to mitering the end of the binding, troublesome as it can sometimes be.
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    thank you , i will have to try this

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    Quote Originally Posted by judys View Post
    This is the way I have always bound my quilts. It is the most durable and neatest binding I have seen.
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    I've been quilting for 16 yrs, have for the most part done it the way shown. Always had problems with the ending. After reading this, no more! Thanks for the link.

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    Thanks for the heads up on this method. Sounds much easier than some.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I have seen it done like this but have never tried it...
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    Now I see this.....I just bought the binding tool from Missouri quilt store.. haven't tried it yet but will on my next quilt...I was having to watch a video on how to finish off the bindiing everytime I got finished with a quilt..so I ordered the tool..I might try this way also and decide which I like better...the tool was on sale and they make it look so easy on their tutorials...thanks for the tip...

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