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Thread: Small quilts -- binding idea

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    Small quilts -- binding idea

    I think I should have posted this in Links, but here is is: On the Quilting Daily site, I just saw a kind of cool idea for 'binding' a small quilt -- it uses perle cotton and two rounds of zig zag stitching. I don't remember seeing it before.

    Here's the link: Easy Binding for Small Quilts
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    Interesting! Thanks for posting.

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    Thanks! Great info.

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    I read the post and it sounds like a terrific way to get around corners and not have problems develop. Never thought of using perle cotton that way and it looks great. Can't wait to try it out.

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    i am new to quilting and binding terrifies me

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeresaS View Post
    i am new to quilting and binding terrifies me
    Me too. The two quilts I did the binding on myself years ago weren't very pretty and I folded the border around to the back to make it easier instead of adding real binding. I'm going to practice on a few baby quilts and wall hangings before going big.

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    Thank You. Sounds like a good idea.
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    Great information. Thanks for posting the link.

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    I'll have to give this idea a try , sounds like it will help alot
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    Thanks Leslie, Will have to try this. m

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    I have seen this done with larger yarns/fibers as well. It does NOT give you a clean finished edge, so if raw edges bother you , this is not the finish you want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    I have seen this done with larger yarns/fibers as well. It does NOT give you a clean finished edge, so if raw edges bother you , this is not the finish you want!
    I agree Jacquie, this would only be for very small items that will receive no stress and never be washed. I don't mind binding at all, but I thought that this was a new way of looking at something -- it sort of stimulates the imagination.
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    I wonder how well it holds up?

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    Very different. Thanks sew much for sharing the link.

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