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Old 03-27-2021, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by aashley333 View Post
I trim the batting and backing 1 1/4" and fold the top back to create the binding. Search the tutorials-I illustrated with pics.
I tell myself I'm doing binding that way and then remember after I trim the quilt to the edge. LOL
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Old 03-27-2021, 09:45 AM
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I've tried doing the math and found it's just quicker for me to audition it. If a seam happens to fall at a corner I can often cut and resew it faster than shifting the whole binding. But I'm not usually in a big hurry anyway.
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Old 03-27-2021, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by thepolyparrot View Post
I use an Elmer's Purple School glue stick to baste my binding on. As I approach a corner, I check for that seam and if it looks like it's not going to make it past the corner an inch or so, I open the folded binding and cut it diagonally a few inches before the border and then again right after the seam that's going to be problematic. I sew them together and continue on around the quilt. Very fast fix.
Brilliant!!! Thank you.
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Old 03-27-2021, 11:15 AM
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Here is a thought, maybe take four pieces of binding and pin or glue them to span across each corner then use long strips to fill in the sides. You will have to join the pieces, of course, but some people might think it is worth the trouble to make the corners just right.
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Old 03-27-2021, 02:04 PM
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Laurilli-I do the same as you do. I just don't want any joining seams of my binding to hit the corners.
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Old 03-27-2021, 03:06 PM
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I always start sewing binding in center of a short side of quilt (narrowest). Rarely do I have a binding join at a corner. I really don't worry about it.
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Old 03-30-2021, 07:07 AM
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Thanks everyone. pltyhiker thanks for the offer, but I think the math will make my head explode. It would change with each different sized quilt. I haven't pressed my seams open but that is a good idea to help in reducing the bulk at the corners.I guess I will try that and keep walking my binding round. Thanks again.
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Old 04-04-2021, 01:54 PM
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Even if seams landed at all four corners, it would take me less time to cut and resew four times than walk around a king sized quilt and maybe have to shift the whole thing a time or two. Easier than math, too, at least for me!
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:03 PM
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I do it the same way you do it if I am mitering corners. If not I do the top then the bottom and then the two sides.
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SallyS View Post
Brilliant!!! Thank you.
Hope it's helpful to you - I've found it the easiest way that works for my brain which is also precise. I also press the binding to the back and glue that down with the Elmer's purple school glue stick and the iron - no pins or clips, usually. Then I stitch in the ditch from the front and catch the binding on the back. I used to hand sew the binding in the back, but finished is better than waiting-for-years-to-be-finished.

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Even if seams landed at all four corners, it would take me less time to cut and resew four times than walk around a king sized quilt and maybe have to shift the whole thing a time or two.
Me, too. Everyone has to find the methods that work the best for them. I like to figure out how I can do things faster or more easily and still not skimp on precision and quality.

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