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Thread: Boo Boo with binding.

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    If you are happy with it. who cares. I did the same things once and it was a bugger to hand stitch but it looked really nice.

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    If it work, and you like it, no worries. The quilting police have been laid off because of the economy, lol

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    If it looks good, I'd leave it! Maybe you just created a new way to bind a quilt!!

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    That's narrower than what I do (I cut 2 1/4" or 2 1/2") but the purpose of binding is to enclose the raw edge of your quilt. So long as that is done, size doesn't matter. LOL.
    Quote Originally Posted by nancy42
    I just finished DS quilt for Christmas except for the binding.
    I inadvertantly cut the binding strips at 2" instead of 2 1/2 "
    I sewed it on from the front by machine and turned and pinned it to the back to hand sew down. It is narrow so all the binding is on back of quilt. It looks good that way actually but wasn't sure how many quilting rules I broke doing it this way. Should I take it off and start over with larger binding strips ?

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    I would not tell anyone that it was a mistake, just pretend you planned that new style of binding for that quilt because it looks better that way. Before you know it, your quilting friends will copy it. The quilt police might even change their rules! LOL!,

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    There aren't really any quilting "rules". I consider them to be more like "guidelines". If it looks good to you then I say keep it.

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    What rules?

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    Glad to hear what I did wasn't that unusual (but not glad you did it)
    I used it as an artistic accent, left it on the right side, and just added another binding
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_po...m=14131&page=1

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    Guess I should have read to the end, glad you're happy with it!

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    leave it ...you are being creative, and inventive...

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    I always cut my binding 2" It gives me about a 1/4 " on both sides. Remember ther are no "Quilt Police"

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    Hey if it looks great no one will know that it wasn't your intention! Don't make extra work for yourself. Consider it done ...wonderfully.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Yep. I agree! I'd leave it and never look back!!

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    Heavens, no!! Don't redo--that's not a boo boo, it's actually the perfect formula, and one I nearly always use. Cross-grain (unless I have a curve, then it's bias), double-folded 2" strips, 1/4" seam allowance, stitch from the front, hand stitch to the back. It allows me to use my 1/4" foot on my Bernina, which fills the binding, and covers the stitches on the back side. I always get compliments on my beautiful bindings when I enter my quilts in shows or contests.
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    I would leave it if it looks good. I sometime cut my bindings 2.25 instead of the 2.50 on purpose.... and I ave use 2 in on smaller things
    you did just fine do not fret over it...
    ConnieF

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancy42
    I just finished DS quilt for Christmas except for the binding.
    I inadvertantly cut the binding strips at 2" instead of 2 1/2 "
    I sewed it on from the front by machine and turned and pinned it to the back to hand sew down. It is narrow so all the binding is on back of quilt. It looks good that way actually but wasn't sure how many quilting rules I broke doing it this way. Should I take it off and start over with larger binding strips ?
    This is finished product,What do you think ?

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    Back/ my 3rd quilt
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