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Thread: Binding Thingy

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellyp
    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    What is the Up-Down Method???

    http://www.thecraftstudio.com/qwc/finish.htm

    Look at method 2.
    Oh, that's basically the way I do mine, too.

    The only difference: I machine baste the edges of my binding together instead of pressing the strip in half. Reason: When the binding is wrapped, the inside curve has a shorter arc than the outside curve.

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    I use the binding thingy- and love it!!!! if you are worried about sewing and clipping so close to the seam line, just use shorter stitches....

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    I'll stick the way I do it. Much easier and I won't have to relearn how to do binding.

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    Whoa... that's a lot of steps to do something that is a whole lot easier the normal up/down way.

    I agree about trimming the seam so close. The first washing or any tension put on it and I wouldn't be surprised if it came undone at that seam.

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    HeeHee...I'been dubbed "the gadget Queen" too.......but I have slowed down in purchasing every little thing after realizing that a lot of these gadgets are really more work than the way I have already learned.......such is the case with this Binding Tool. I used it once and put it back in it's package.....I doubt I will ever use it again......BUT, I have it....just in case.....LOL!

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    I have the "thingy" and it does not work for me at all. I have tried a few times to use it but my binding is 2 1/4 so that skews the results. I prefer the continuous binding method snd use a modified Sharon Schamber's method. (without the glue).

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    I make a lot of potholders and mini quilts so this would work for me. I like rulers that are made for one specific purpose. I have one that only has 7/8" markings. Some guild members thought that was silly but now they ask to borrow it after seeing how much time it actually saves not to mention saving from mis measured cuts. I don't like to pooh pooh ideas or tools until I've given it a chance.

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    Hey! BellaBoo.. I have the 7/8ths ruler too and my friends think I am really dumb......but I do use it and someday they may want to borrow it.....I am sure hoping so.....LOL!

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    Seems like a waste of good money to me. Why not just miter the corners as you go? That's what I do. Very easy.

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    Interesting. But, I would lose it, and end up doing it the old fashioned way anyway :lol:

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    I like the way I do my bindings It seems very thin. I like a wider binding.

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    I have to agree with you. I use it on all my art quilts and love the way it has the sealed miter corners. This is great for entering in shows. I also got one for my sister for her birthday. I thought the cost is under 10 bucks and that's not bad. This works good on pot holders too. Just flip and finish the other side and the miters are already done. I love it. GQ done. :-o

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    Seems like another fussy gadget to me. Easier to do it the normal way.

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    I wanted to add that their are no tails to deal with and practicing with pot holders is a good way to learn a neat method. Thanks

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    :D [b]At first using it I was confused a bit, then initially I got it, it's lil confusing all the steps for each corner, and using the correct size for the binding, OK but I did watch the You Tube video like 5 times, hee hee. My quilts now have nicer corners, I can tell my older quilts from the newer ones by the quality. Thanks bunches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quaint Quilter
    Has anyone used this product? If so, how did you like it? Any feedback would be helpful?

    Quaint Quilter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCHoM6lPwpU
    just got mine, last week, after you follow her instructions and realize using the steps and correct size binding it works great. I am recommending you practice first like in her video on potholder. I find it easier than the old fashioned way.

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    The corners are very nice and crisp.

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    Hubby calls me a gaget~junkie, but after listening to me fuss about binding for so many years, I bought a tool similar called the "Binding Miter Tool". It has 90, 120, and 135 angles accommodating squares, rectangles, hexagons, and octagons. He says I grumble less! :roll:

    I like the up-down method, but this seems to be faster and easier for me (after someOJT and practice!) :wink:

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