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Thread: binding grandmothers flower garden

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    Is there a tutorial on binding grandmothers flower garden?

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    I had found one earlier, let me find it

    1. Video to Watch:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwPe_...eature=related

    2. tutorial to finish the edges
    http://badskirt.blogspot.com/2010/05...ie-quilts.html

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    Thank you for the links!

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    I did a knife edge. It was tedious and time consuming, but it finishes it great. After making all of those points, I didn't want to cut them off, so I figured out how to do it.

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    I enjoyed the tutorial on finishing the gfg edge. This is a problem I have been thinking about. This tutorial provided another way. I am liking it. I am not very good at the knife edge stitching and I dont enjoy it. I am currently working on a queen size with 1" hexes. It is a LIP (life in progress) right now. Thank you for sharing.

    P.S. This is my first post. I am just finding my way around this forum and I get lost easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I had found one earlier, let me find it

    1. Video to Watch:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwPe_...eature=related

    2. tutorial to finish the edges
    http://badskirt.blogspot.com/2010/05...ie-quilts.html
    These are nice turorials. Will try one of them on my next GFG. You could also consider appliquing the top to a strip of border fabric, and making a stright edge, as I did in my avitar photo.

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    Welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by KatS
    I enjoyed the tutorial on finishing the gfg edge. This is a problem I have been thinking about. This tutorial provided another way. I am liking it. I am not very good at the knife edge stitching and I dont enjoy it. I am currently working on a queen size with 1" hexes. It is a LIP (life in progress) right now. Thank you for sharing.

    P.S. This is my first post. I am just finding my way around this forum and I get lost easily.

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    Thank you for those links, I have been wondering how I was going to do the binding on the WIP.

    Jean in MI

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    Enjoyed the link .Thank you craftybear.

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    Wonderful link, thanks!

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    By coincidence, I saw a grandmother's flower garden in a book earlier today. The hexagons were trimmed slightly to create curves then bound with a very narrow binding. It had never occurRed to me to do it this way, but it really looked nice.

    One of the reasons that I think it worked so well is that all the hexagons along the outside edge were white and the binding was also white. This technique could be used with any color fabric as long as all the outside hexagons are the same color.

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    Thanks for the tutorial sites. I'm almost finished with my top and have been pondering how to finish the edge. I didn't want to fill in with half hexies!

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    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaMoyne
    Is there a tutorial on binding grandmothers flower garden?
    I appreciate you asking the question and for the responses in this thread...I LOVE this pattern...it's on my "someday to make" list.

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    Thank you so much. You are so helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatS
    I enjoyed the tutorial on finishing the gfg edge. This is a problem I have been thinking about. This tutorial provided another way. I am liking it. I am not very good at the knife edge stitching and I dont enjoy it. I am currently working on a queen size with 1" hexes. It is a LIP (life in progress) right now. Thank you for sharing.

    P.S. This is my first post. I am just finding my way around this forum and I get lost easily.
    Hey, Kat! I am new to this board also, and having the same problem finding my way around! Welcome, and good luck on the GFG quilt. I also am working on one, too, which I hope to finish before I die!

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    LOL. If we finished the GFG before we die. You DO realize that we would have to start another one..Mine would be closer to finished, except.....I spend too much time on the computer and I do too many other quilting methods. We do love to have a WIP at every stage of completion. I am basting my 4100 hexes, but also trying to come up with a gorgeous, never-to-be forgotten design! I have EQ and the designing never stops. Thanks for writing. Kat

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