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Thread: Machine Binding Tutorial (Ditch method)

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    Machine Binding Tutorial (Ditch method)

    Even though I enjoy hand binding and think it looks better than machine, sometimes I just want to get a donation quilt done quickly. Thus far I've been less than impressed with results of any of my machine binding efforts.

    However, I was watching some binding videos tonight, and happened to see this one. Her method makes so much sense. Her teaching style suits my learning style.

    This is the tutorial on machine binding. Little did I know that stitching in the ditch was the secret! Her mitered corners are excellent, too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQgjp4Upt8w

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    thanks for sharing
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    thanks for the link I enjoy watching her.......wish I had that machine!
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    I like Donna’s videos...she does a good job explaining things. That’s how I sew bindings when I choose machine versus by hand. I use wonder clips and a SID foot and they come out great.
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    That's a great video!

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    I need to watch this one. I hand sew the back binding. No other way ever worked for me. Thank you!

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    Love her videos!

    The extra detail in the corners helps achieve that nice 45 degree corner. It is how I sew the corners.

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    Great video!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    I always make a 2” binding but I am going to try this method using 2 1/2”. Seems like you have a little more binding to fudge a perfect corner if you need to. Never thought of SID from front. Great method.

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    Thanks for a good tutorial!

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    Thank you for sharing. Enjoyed watching!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zozee View Post
    Even though I enjoy hand binding and think it looks better than machine, sometimes I just want to get a donation quilt done quickly. Thus far I've been less than impressed with results of any of my machine binding efforts.

    However, I was watching some binding videos tonight, and happened to see this one. Her method makes so much sense. Her teaching style suits my learning style.

    This is the tutorial on machine binding. Little did I know that stitching in the ditch was the secret! Her mitered corners are excellent, too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQgjp4Upt8w
    Which video did you watch, when I clicked on the link it brought up several. I saw several reviews stating how great the instructions are and want to be sure I watch the correct one.
    Happy Quilting
    Judy in Lower Michigan

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    Very good tutorial...thanks for sharing.
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    Great video. This is exactly how I sew on most of my bindings. No hand stitching for me.... If you use the 2.5" binding strip, be sure to take a full quarter inch seam when sewing it on (no more), and then you can get the good results Donna got. Otherwise there may be too much binding turned over on the back, which is a messy look once sewn.
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