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Thread: I found a new way to bind!!! Raggedy binding

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    I found a new way to bind!!! Raggedy binding

    This person at this website is brilliant!!! I hate to do binding, but she thought up a new method to bind your quilts. It is awesome!! http://quiltingquick.weebly.com/1/po...existence.html

    Check it out!! Read all the instructions or you won't understand what she's doing. I am going to try this. Any one can do it! She is my new hero!!!!!
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
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    and you think that is easier? ;-)
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    really cute!
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/m...ear-79671.html

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    I like the look, for some projects, but, to me it doesn't seem any easier.

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    I like this a lot. Thanks!

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    I do a raggedy binding on my rag quilts, but I don't care for that look on other quilts. I really don't mind doing the binding the traditional way, machine sewing the front and hand sewing the back.

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    Yes, it wouldn't work with every quilt, but it will work on quite a few quilts. Some quilts are just too beautiful to do the binding this way.
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    and you think that is easier? ;-)
    LOL!


    But I have to admire the blogger's ingenuity at coming up with that technique.

    Just a thought -
    If I were giving that to a baby, I'd be washing it many more times to make sure it's ALL ragged and ALL the extra lint/threads has been washed out and removed.
    I've made chenille quilts and have washed them as many as 5 times before gifting them.

    In case you've never seen it, here is Sharon Schamber's video on binding.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2hWQ5-ZccE
    While I actually like the hand stitching part of binding, using her method(s) would also get you great results when machine sewing the 2nd side down (whether it's the back or front).

    Good luck with whatever method you choose.




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    I think this would be really cute on a baby quilt. Still looks like a lot of work.

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    I think that making all those little clips would be time consuming, it is cute, but I'll stick to my regular way of finish sewing binding on back by hand.

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    Looks like this method would take longer than a regular binding.
    This method looks like it would leave threads all ove the place, definitely not for a crib quilt.

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    Great way to finish scrappy quilts. Thank you for sharing.

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    wow can't wait to try

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    I love this idea. Will definitely give it a try

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    What a fun binding! Would perfect, on kids' quilts!
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    Very, very cool! Thanks sew much for sharing the link.

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    I do it much easier! I just add an inch to the border and backing, cut out the batting, topstitch all around the quilt and then snip very fine, no more then 1/4" wide. The cotton fabric rags tightly and looks pretty darn good. It's great for utility quilts. But by the time I snip all four sides I could have sewn on regular binding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I just add an inch to the border and backing, cut out the batting, topstitch all around the quilt and then snip very fine, no more then 1/4" wide.
    Oh, yes!!
    Now that makes much more sense to me (if the goal is a raggedy binding).


    eta:
    You trim out the batting BEFORE topstitching?

    I'm pretty sure I'd cut either too much and not have enough in the quilt section,
    OR not enough and still have to deal with it while snipping.

    How do you manage such an accurate cut - rotary or scissor?
    Or is this where you pull back the top and backing and cut - cause that never, ever ends well for me.

    I just thought after topstiching it would be easier to just cut out batting with a scissor.
    Last edited by MTS; 11-23-2012 at 10:10 AM.

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    Cute idea, but I don't think this method is necessarily easier.

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    I agree, it looks like just as much or more work than a regular binding, although it is cute. I could see it on a kid's quilt.

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    This looks like an interesting method to try - always like to try new things, thanks!

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    I love doing binding.

    This way is certainly no quick and easy method, although I do think it would look good on a flannel rag quilt.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    I topstitch before cutting out the batting with scissors. I use a tiny zig zig topstitch and with Heritage rag scissors, they only cut so far in, so I rarely cut through the seam. If I do I put a marker at the cut and restitch it when I'm done snipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I topstitch before cutting out the batting with scissors. I use a tiny zig zig topstitch and with Heritage rag scissors, they only cut so far in, so I rarely cut through the seam. If I do I put a marker at the cut and restitch it when I'm done snipping.
    Perfect, that makes much more sense to me.
    I'm going to try your method with the next kid's (not baby) rag quilt.
    I think it would work just as well on a chenille-d quilt.
    Thanks.

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    I love binding my quilts the traditional way. I find it very relaxing. This method looks neat but looks like more work to me. Just MHO.
    Judi from Denver, aka Nonna Judi

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