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    I need instructions...I did a fall table topper last year that is hexagon shape...do I just miter the corners at every turn?

    I am free motion quilting it...but not sure how to do the binding...have looked in all my books and tried to find something on line...but can't.
    So please share your knowledge with a novice.
    Thanks so much for any and all guidance.

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    I am not sure it's mitering, but you would do it just do it just as if you were doing it on a square piece. The angle just wouldn't be quite the same. That is what I have done on mine.

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    I would just machine sew my binding on and I would just miter the corners as you go.

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    yes, just do a mitre...even tho with a hexagon your corner's aren't 90 degrees, the technique is the same.

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    Here's a site that might help

    http://www.fromthebluechair.com/2010...-tutorial.html





    Quote Originally Posted by sumcoop
    I need instructions...I did a fall table topper last year that is hexagon shape...do I just miter the corners at every turn?

    I am free motion quilting it...but not sure how to do the binding...have looked in all my books and tried to find something on line...but can't.
    So please share your knowledge with a novice.
    Thanks so much for any and all guidance.

    Love this board...my reading with my morning coffee.

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    Most of my tabletoppers I slipcase then quilt and finish with a 1.4" edge around. It gives them a nice finish.

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    On table runners I do not double the binding. I do a single thickness binding. It seems to me that it lays better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    Most of my tabletoppers I slipcase then quilt and finish with a 1.4" edge around. It gives them a nice finish.
    I don't know what a slipcase is...can you explain.
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    On table runners I do not double the binding. I do a single thickness binding. It seems to me that it lays better.
    Do you just sew on a single thickness like the double turn it and press under the raw edge?

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    thank you all...please keep the comments coming...and instructions...love to read and learn and thanks for the tute...pictures are always good for me.

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    there is also a tute here on the board for binding less than 90* angles

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    have you quilted it yet? i made hex's individually and brought the backing over to the front for binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    have you quilted it yet? i made hex's individually and brought the backing over to the front for binding.
    might try that.
    thanks,

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    Thank you for asking the question, and for all of the great responses too :D:D:D

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    if you do the backing being brought forward over the top fabric to make binding, it makes mitered corners as you go along.
    take one "side" and fold the fabric over to meet the raw edge of the hexagon and over again covering the hex. pin in place. then go to the next side ,fold and fold again, pin. then on to the rest. I did a lot of them for a quilt so i hand stitched them together.
    i also made coasters that way and stitched the 'binding' down by machine with a blanket stitch (can use any other stitch you like).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    if you do the backing being brought forward over the top fabric to make binding, it makes mitered corners as you go along.
    take one "side" and fold the fabric over to meet the raw edge of the hexagon and over again covering the hex. pin in place. then go to the next side ,fold and fold again, pin. then on to the rest. I did a lot of them for a quilt so i hand stitched them together.
    i also made coasters that way and stitched the 'binding' down by machine with a blanket stitch (can use any other stitch you like).
    Thank you.

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    i can't find pics of some hexagon coasters i made last Christmas, so here is a quilt i did out of individual hexagons.
    framed hexagons is also what they are called.
    yeah!! found the picture finally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    i can't find pics of some hexagon coasters i made last Christmas, so here is a quilt i did out of individual hexagons.
    framed hexagons is also what they are called.
    yeah!! found the picture finally.
    those are beautiful!!!!!!!!!! And I love the chickens...I collect them.
    thanks for the pics!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    i can't find pics of some hexagon coasters i made last Christmas, so here is a quilt i did out of individual hexagons.
    framed hexagons is also what they are called.
    yeah!! found the picture finally.
    those are beautiful!!!!!!!!!! And I love the chickens...I collect them.
    thanks for the pics!!!

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    I am picking up a binding tool today (yay! My day to do errands!!) (small things in life, what can I say?) and it will make it A LOT easier to do the binding...
    http://www.animasquilts.com/BMTinstructions.html

    I had originally saw a tutorial for using a different tool and actually rigged up two rulers to get the same effect so that I could bind the wall quilt I was working on and it gave PERFECT corners. I was absolutely amazed by it... but then I saw this one and it looks just as easy if not easier than the other way and it's a lot cheaper so I figured I'd give it a go..
    http://www.sewbizmarion.com/shop/Qui...nding-Tool.htm
    The one I would have used is different than this one - I linked you to the one you'd need ;)

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