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Thread: Binding Thingy

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    Has anyone used this product? If so, how did you like it? Any feedback would be helpful?

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCHoM6lPwpU

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    Seems like much ado about nothing to me.

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    Seems like too much work for me!

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    I think this is more work than how I already do my bindings. No need to spend money on this!!

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    I agree. I'm not sure about trimming so close to the seam line, and I always do my binding 2 1/2 inches wide not two, so it probably wouldn't work for me.

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    here i am again ... being different! :lol:

    i use a similar method to do my bindings. that little binding thingie would save me several steps. she doesn't mention the cost. i'd pay up to $5 for it, but could also easily rig something of my own without buying one.

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    I've wondered about those. But my DH calls me the Gadget Queen. :roll:

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    I just bought a similar gadget... www.animas.com

    http://www.animas.com/video.html

    But the one I got also has weird angles on it for oblique and acute angles.

    Haven't tried it yet, cuz it DOES seem like a lot of work.

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    Hadn't seen one before. Interesting.....

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    It seems like extra work having to do the four corners that way.

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    I think I'll just stick with the old way that I've already learned, it seems easy enough.

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    I bought a "ruler" that lets you use your backing fabric for the binding. It is almost the same principal. I use it all the time on my baby quilts that I back with flannel. Makes perfect mitered corners and much easier to hand stitch. I would think that this one would work well and you could adjust it for a wider binding if you wanted to do so. I will probably order it and give it a try.

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    I just checked on Clotilde and they have them for 9.98. Seems a little steep to me. When you can accomplish the same thing without it.

    Debbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw
    It seems like extra work having to do the four corners that way.

    Yep. I like the 'up-down' method myself. Don't know what else to call it. :oops:

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    Seems like much ado.... Don't like how close those seams are trimmed. YIKES. You put all that work into a quilt I would NOT want to try to patch those corners when they start to fray out.

    My binding starts as one long strip (for the entire quilt) and I use a folding method on the corners to achieve the mitered corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kara
    Seems like much ado.... Don't like how close those seams are trimmed. YIKES. You put all that work into a quilt I would NOT want to try to patch those corners when they start to fray out.

    My binding starts as one long strip (for the entire quilt) and I use a folding method on the corners to achieve the mitered corners.
    Same here, just come up, stop 1/4 in from edge, fold, fold down start stitching again. I think it is simpler than using a gadget and having to trim close to the seam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Quote Originally Posted by Kara
    Seems like much ado.... Don't like how close those seams are trimmed. YIKES. You put all that work into a quilt I would NOT want to try to patch those corners when they start to fray out.

    My binding starts as one long strip (for the entire quilt) and I use a folding method on the corners to achieve the mitered corners.
    Same here, just come up, stop 1/4 in from edge, fold, fold down start stitching again. I think it is simpler than using a gadget and having to trim close to the seam.

    Yep, 'Up-Down Method'. :lol:

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    What is the Up-Down Method???

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    Boy, this seems like an awful lot of work to do something that looks like it might come apart really quickly. Who wants their seams on the corners of their quilts? And trim them so thin? It would take me a LOT more time to do this than it takes using the method I use (similar to Eleanor Burns' method).
    I love gadgets more than most, BUT I only love the ones that work...

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    I bought a new ruler called an "All In One" ruler because it was sanctioned by the author of a book I bought recently called "Twosey-Foursey Quilts". I just started on one of the patterns in the book and I notice she uses the same binding method with this ruler as the "bindy thingy". I think I'll try it with this quilt. I'll let ya'll know if I like it.

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

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

    Look at method 2.

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    Thanks everyone. I knew I could get honest, experienced answers here. lol I do agree $9.98 does seem steep for this itsy bitsy tool. I am always looking for tried and true methods. Thanks so much for all your help. Guess I won't be purchasing the "Binding Thingy". :mrgreen:

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    I took a "Binding 101" class at a quilt shop and they show cased this. I thought it was harder than the way I do my bindings. I wasn't impressed enough to spend the money for it.

    Debbie

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    Good name for it Shelly
    I do it that way too but couldn't think of how to describe it. :D :D

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    Jumping on the binding conga line here. I use Sharon Schamber's binding method no tools...just a free youtube video in three parts. The binding comes out perfect every time.

    Kanoelani

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