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Thread: How to Sew Binding Ends Together

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    How to Sew Binding Ends Together

    I came across this video and it is the clearest explanation I've found yet. While I haven't actually tried it, it certainly looks easy to execute.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joJkKsIcQew

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    I like the idea of using the cut-off piece of binding for measuring.

    This video seems the most doable of the ones I've seen so far.

    Thank you for posting.

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    Yes, I like this tutorial too.
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    Great, easy tutorial! Thanks for posting. I might actually be able to manage that, lol.

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    thanks for posting, what is the tool that she used to flatten the seam? made the seam nice and flat.
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    Thanks, I just watched the tut!

    I'm working on binding a quilt now and those ends get me every time for some reason. I usually baste them together first time just to be sure they fit. LOL!

    It's certainly a project to do when you are in the right mood and not in a rush to finish.

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    I have done this method, and it works Perfectly. Jenny Doan with Missouri Star Quilt also has a video on You Tube showing this method.
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    I have been doing this for over thirtyyears. I always draw the diagonal line on the beginning of my binding when I make the binding. When starting to sew the binding, I use my hand width to measure the binding and quilt at the beginning and leave that free before I start sewing. When I get the end of sewing the binding on, I leave a hand width of quilt free. I only cut the ending side of the binding this way. Thanks for posting the tut.
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    I am going to try this, your right it is a great video. Thanks for posting.

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    Thank you - I'll definitely use this tutorial.

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    Happy to report! Success with the binding this morning!

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    Thank you for this. My binding skills are gradually improving but the last step can sometimes take me an age to get right. I’m going to try this method the next time

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    Thank you for posting this video. I love a clear and easy way to join binding ends. This will go into my favorites.

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    I use this method. It's easy and neat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BT1pl_IolE
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    I saw this a few months ago and tried it. It does make doing binding much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post
    I use this method. It's easy and neat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BT1pl_IolE
    That's a good method, too, and a well-done tute.

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    I have been using this video tutorial very successfully. Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUEy9NXOK5c

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    All three of the tutorials are showing a very good way to close binding ends, but why must you cut off so much of the beginning. When I lay my beginning of the binding on the quilt, that will be where that end will be when I finish. No cutting of that piece.

    I open the end and make a triangle. Fold down the top so that the open end of the binding is even with the raw edge of the quilt. This gets pressed well, and this is your sewing line when you get to the end. Refold the binding strip and start sewing about six inches from that tip.

    After you sew around the quilt, cut the end off at the bottom of that triangle, which is exactly the width of the binding. Now your binding strip is overlapped just the right amount.

    Pick up the ends and place right sides together at the correct angle, just as you would sew any binding seam. Sew across the tip from corner to corner and you have the perfect binding finish.

    It's the triangle at the beginning that makes your job easier. No other measuring necessary.
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    Can/Will you post an illustration? I'm trying to do it - and just not quite getting it.

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    Good Tutorial Video on this. I also press a crease on the diagonal on the side I'm using for the top. That way you have a "seam guide", so to speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandyrose View Post
    thanks for posting, what is the tool that she used to flatten the seam? made the seam nice and flat.
    It's called a wooden iron. People who do paper piecing use these a lot. It has an angled end that lays flat against the seam and you push it along to flatten the seam allowance.

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