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Thread: 200 yd.binding

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    There was a tutorial on making binding with 1/2 yd. and it made 200 ft. or yds. I don't remember which. I looked up Missiourui tuts but didn't find it there. Does anyone remember where it was?
    I'm ready to do the binding on my quilt and I guess I didn't keep it, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    There is a link here. 200" of binding
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-153083-1.htm

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    Oy. That poor thread.

    Here's a direct link to the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12VNavQleCM

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    Do you need bias binding for curves??? Straight of grain binding is alot easier for ordinary quilts.

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    I like bia if the print on my binding is different. I use straight of grain when it doesn't matter but if I want (for example) stripes to be diagonal then bias is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    Do you need bias binding for curves??? Straight of grain binding is alot easier for ordinary quilts.
    Bias binding is easier for curves because it will "bend".

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    now i get it

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    Yes, you need bias for curves....it has to be flexible to go around them. Straight grain binding isn't flexible. I also like to cut plaids and stripes on the bias for bindings because of the look I get.

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    Well when I looked at the video I realized you have to have 90 degree ruler to do this method. What a bummer I don't have one I don't think I have ever seen one either. Have any of you or do you know where to buy one for future use?
    Thanks again for your assistance.

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    It is 200 inches of binding from the 1/2 yard,not 200 yards. It is a good tutorial though.

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    You really dont need a 90 degree ruler. you can use any ruler that has the 90 degree line on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbeyes
    Well when I looked at the video I realized you have to have 90 degree ruler to do this method. What a bummer I don't have one I don't think I have ever seen one either. Have any of you or do you know where to buy one for future use?
    Thanks again for your assistance.
    You really don't need their fancy ruler. Most rulers have a 45 degree angle (all Omnigrids have it), which is what you need. You line the 45 degree mark on the edge of the fabric and the edge of the ruler now sits right where you need to mark. See the picture below. Use the angle marked on the ruler for your fist line and just use the ruler to mark the rest of the lines evenly spaced.
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    You are so smart I never thought about that. Oh well I did it the old fashion way. Thanks, I'll try and remember that the next time
    You are all so helpful

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    In the "old days" they had ways of folding the fabric and cutting just by marking the fabric and cutting, didn't need a fancy ruler. Works too. I used to find it in some of the older quilt books.

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    Missoui Star Quilts has a tutorial. They sell a ruler. It is call the Bias Ruler. I have one. It works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    There is a link here. 200" of binding
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-153083-1.htm
    thank you so much for the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Quote Originally Posted by bbeyes
    Well when I looked at the video I realized you have to have 90 degree ruler to do this method. What a bummer I don't have one I don't think I have ever seen one either. Have any of you or do you know where to buy one for future use?
    Thanks again for your assistance.
    You really don't need their fancy ruler. Most rulers have a 45 degree angle (all Omnigrids have it), which is what you need. You line the 45 degree mark on the edge of the fabric and the edge of the ruler now sits right where you need to mark. See the picture below. Use the angle marked on the ruler for your fist line and just use the ruler to mark the rest of the lines evenly spaced.
    Maria, this is a great tip. I watched the video and now feel like I could do this. Thanks all for your suggestions.

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    Thanks will look into it.

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    I always use bias binding.....never straight. Why??? Have you ever seen those old quilts where the binding rips along the binding fold? That's because with straight binding, there is only one thread running up and down that fold. With bias binding you have hundreds of threads ..... like a million of x's...... more strength .... it won't rip along the fold.

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