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Thread: How to Make different types of Quilt Binding ( 7 Pages to read with pictures)

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    ** be sure to click on all 7 pages to read the article

    http://quilting.about.com/od/binding...ing_strips.htm

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    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    ** be sure to click on all 7 pages to read the article

    http://quilting.about.com/od/binding...ing_strips.htm
    Square root you say! LOL It's been too long since I was in school. I did click the link and I know I could print it out, but then, would I remember where I put it....LOL!

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    marked for later!

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    Yes marked for later to late tonight to read.

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    I just saved website in my favorites for later use.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kappy
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    ** be sure to click on all 7 pages to read the article

    http://quilting.about.com/od/binding...ing_strips.htm
    Square root you say! LOL It's been too long since I was in school. I did click the link and I know I could print it out, but then, would I remember where I put it....LOL!

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    Thank you!

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    Thanks,for the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    ** be sure to click on all 7 pages to read the article

    http://quilting.about.com/od/binding...ing_strips.htm
    THANKS SO MUCH CRAFTYBEAR - this site not only talks about binding, but I noticed it also has some great tutorials on other subjects as well.

    You give us SO MANY WONDERFUL tips, links, etc., many thanks to you!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Have just read this and I can't understand how you would need 200" of binding to go around a 20" square. Surely you would need less than 90". That would be 20" along each side and some for you mitred corners. Or am I not understanding what is meant by 20" square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgarden
    Have just read this and I can't understand how you would need 200" of binding to go around a 20" square. Surely you would need less than 90". That would be 20" along each side and some for you mitred corners. Or am I not understanding what is meant by 20" square.
    I was just reading this too, and I think they're referring to area and the square root gives the size of block to cut to get the correct amount of binding.

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    Thanks Crafty Bear. I saved a couple of the patterns too. Great site.

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    I calculate the fabric for my borders and binding like the. seem much simpler to me.

    add all four side of your quilt together and divide by 40. this is the number of strips you will need.

    multiply the number of strips by your desired width of your border.

    example: 50X60 quilt
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    60 equals 220 divided by 40 equals 5.5. round up to 6

    6 times a 3" border equals 18 inches of fabric

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    This how I do it and it works well for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by bev fry
    I calculate the fabric for my borders and binding like the. seem much simpler to me.

    add all four side of your quilt together and divide by 40. this is the number of strips you will need.

    multiply the number of strips by your desired width of your border.

    example: 50X60 quilt
    50
    50
    60
    60 equals 220 divided by 40 equals 5.5. round up to 6

    6 times a 3" border equals 18 inches of fabric

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    now that makes sense. still don't think the other one was right

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    thank you for sharing...

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