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Thread: BINDING - Need to Vent

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    I was trimming the batting for "foldover of backing binding," by inserting small cutting mat between backing and batting, lining up ruler with top and slicing off with rotary cutter, moving mat, etc. I was interrupted and -- you know where I'm going, don't you? I forgot to place mat BETWEEN backing and batting and sliced a good long hunk of backing even with batting. Second photo is of only fabric left from this project, made from bits I've had for years. Any ideas?
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    I would then bind it with black to make it look framed. Of course, folding front to back.

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    I would cut that much off the opposite corner diagonally and sew a strip of the pink to to the ends of the brown binding. It would be balanced and add lots of interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I would cut that much off the opposite corner diagonally and sew a strip of the pink to to the ends of the brown binding. It would be balanced and add lots of interest.
    That's a great suggestion, BellaBoo!

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    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! I like the idea of piecing the binding.

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    The pieced binding would look great. What a wonderful idea.

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    I would go ahead and cut it all off and bind it the other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I would cut that much off the opposite corner diagonally and sew a strip of the pink to to the ends of the brown binding. It would be balanced and add lots of interest.
    What a great idea! Thank you, BellaBoo. I'll post a picture when I finish.

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    Sounds good to me....I have done it this way before...

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I would cut that much off the opposite corner diagonally and sew a strip of the pink to to the ends of the brown binding. It would be balanced and add lots of interest.

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    Ooops...sorry to say I have done something similar. It is a bummer. On mine I put some fusible interfacing and did some darning stitching. It turned out ok...it wasn't something I had planned to give away. Of course, when people ooh and aah over it, I do what we all do....show them the goof up. LOL

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    Mannn, doesn't that make you want to have a come-a-part! Takes awhile to calm the nerves when something like that happens. Sorry that happened.

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    I feel your pain. I've done the same thing myself. I ended up cutting it all and binding but I had enough of the fabric to do that.
    I kind of like the idea, mentioned, by Bella to cut the opposite, diagonal corner and use the pink.
    I think it would look as if you planned it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewslow
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I would cut that much off the opposite corner diagonally and sew a strip of the pink to to the ends of the brown binding. It would be balanced and add lots of interest.
    What a great idea! Thank you, BellaBoo. I'll post a picture when I finish.
    Finished!! (With a lot of help from my QB friends.) With BellaBoo's idea of diagonal colors and Kathy's suggestion to cut it all off and bind the regular way, I think it did turn out as though I had planned it this way. The runner is for me but I'm going to indicate your help on the label. Thanks.

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    Wavy end is from hanging crooked. Photoshop showed picture vertically and I don't know how to rotate in QB.

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    I'm so impressed !!!!! Looks like "planned work" to me !!

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    Very nice! No one will know that this isn't how you planned it if you can keep the secret.

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    I like the mixed binding, it was just the thing to add lots of interest. Good job!

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    Turned out just great - mistake or not; who's to know.

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