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    I hate them!! Everytime it gets close to binding, I break out in a cold sweat. If I machine sew it it makes a seam on. If I machine sew with bottom up, ofcoarse a new seam! Right now I am hand sewing on the binding, which is no east trick I am telling you. Hours of it
    I am a self taught for 5 years. Just learning from magazines and the internet
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    Some quilts I sew it on the back, bring it to the front and use a decorative stitch looks good from both sides.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Some quilts I sew it on the back, bring it to the front and use a decorative stitch looks good from both sides.:)
    Me too!! Much easier, quicker and I get to use some of my fancy stitches!! :wink:

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    If you machine stitch it on to the top & hand stitch it to the back it should cover the seam. Have you tried the ladder stitch - tutorials online for this method - slick & invisible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    If you machine stitch it on to the top & hand stitch it to the back it should cover the seam. Have you tried the ladder stitch - tutorials online for this method - slick & invisible.
    I just completed my quilt using this method and it worked slick. Thanks eveyone for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbw431
    I hate them!! Everytime it gets close to binding, I break out in a cold sweat. If I machine sew it it makes a seam on. If I machine sew with bottom up, ofcoarse a new seam! Right now I am hand sewing on the binding, which is no east trick I am telling you. Hours of it
    I am a self taught for 5 years. Just learning from magazines and the internet
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    It sounds like you're not cutting your binding wide enough. I cut my 2-1/2 inches for most quilts.

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    I was afraid of binding but it was because of the mitred corners, I just didn't know how to do them. I signed up for a class, it was the best $15 and 2 hours ever spent! I get compliments and people ask me to show them how to miter their corners, too. Once you learn and master a technique, it gives you an empowering confidence in your abilities. Knowledge is power, it is important to learn at least one new thing each day.

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    Would love to have you give us a tut. on that!




    quote=jdiane318]I was afraid of binding but it was because of the mitred corners, I just didn't know how to do them. I signed up for a class, it was the best $15 and 2 hours ever spent! I get compliments and people ask me to show them how to miter their corners, too. Once you learn and master a technique, it gives you an empowering confidence in your abilities. Knowledge is power, it is important to learn at least one new thing each day.[/quote]

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    http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/.../binding-tips/
    Try this....It is the only way I do it now and it is really easy.

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    so many people hate binding i think of it as the end of the journey is almost here. LOL

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    Sew my binding on back by machine and hand stitch to the front. I kind of enjoy it because it's a no brainer and I can sit and watch television while I do the stitching.

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    I know that feeling...press on...the more you do it, the more you will like it! It is now my favorite part of the whole process! Could be because it's THE END!

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    look at my video on www.quilterstv.com. It is under Quilters Cafe and Holice Turnbow and binding. Am told the instructions are clear and easy

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    Thank you so much! Lots and lots of advise!

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    :) :) :) Thanks so much!

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    thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Some quilts I sew it on the back, bring it to the front and use a decorative stitch looks good from both sides.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterGary
    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    If you machine stitch it on to the top & hand stitch it to the back it should cover the seam. Have you tried the ladder stitch - tutorials online for this method - slick & invisible.
    I just completed my quilt using this method and it worked slick. Thanks eveyone for the advice.

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    I learned the ladder stitch just yesterday! Thanks!

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