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Old 08-23-2019, 05:55 AM
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After all of these years of quilting and binding quilts, I am still not happy with the way my bindings look. I am a visual learner. Can anyone point me in the direction of a good video on how to bind your quilt with perfect mitered corners? I have watched a few and am still at a loss.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:23 AM
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I have gone to UTube several times and watched and have always felt I gained a lot of practical help.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:15 AM
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Try ankastreasures.wordpress.com and click on the tutorials section. I find her tutorials helpful.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:43 AM
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Donna Jordan's tutorial on binding was super helpful for me. Her website is jordanfabrics.com.
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There are good tutorials on the quilting board too.
Old 08-23-2019, 10:24 AM
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These are my favorite methods. We were give instructions to watch these prior to a class project involving inside and outside corners. I linked them all so you can choose the one you want.


You want to make sure the corners are folded with a 45 degree. Sometimes I lay the binding on the cutting mat to get the true angle.

ETA: The stitch off in the corner really helps too and worth the effort.

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Old 08-23-2019, 02:50 PM
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It is like a lot of quilting, practice, practice. I use to have problems mitering the corners. I just kept trying, eventually it all just worked.
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Old 08-23-2019, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post

ETA: The stitch off in the corner really helps too and worth the effort.
I agree, since learning this I always do it and my corners improved quite a bit. I also find doing the few stitches out to the raw edge corner helps me to make a true 45 degree angle.
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Old 08-23-2019, 03:47 PM
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This is Sharon Schamber's binding video. I find it so soothing to listen to her. It's the only method I've tried and it works great.
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Patrick Locke’s technique works best for me.

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