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Thread: Boo Boo with binding.

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    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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    No way!

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    Nope, if it looks good to you, it was inteneded to be that way. If you say nothing about it, no one will ever know anything except you made a great quilt!.

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    I would leave it! There are not any rules... it is what you want and like :D:D:D

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    To provide an option, you could trim a small amount from where the seam is (usually 1/4" wide, but be careful.) You don't want that seam to get too thin. This will give more room for the binding.

    I agree that leaving alone is the best solution, if it visually works for you.

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    Thanks everyone ! I will leave it. I think it really does look good this way. Especially because the border on the front is striped fabric that looks finished on it's own.
    I appreciate the input very much !

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    It's beautiful the way it is!

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    I always cut my bindings 2 1/4". I wouldn't worry about it. Actually quilts for show are supposed to have finished binding 1/4" wide . . . mine doesn't get quite that narrow!

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    No rules if you like the way it looks your good to go.

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    I would leave it your own creative binding, no rules, so you are okay!

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    Leave it alone, if you are happy so are we.

    Hi Fiber Artist, can I have the puppy?

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    Nope noway dont If you liked the look then leave it for sure.

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    Are there rules? Yikes, hope I don't get caught, I bet I have broken all of them. Your main rule should always be "My quilt, my rules". If you like it, it is perfect.

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    no show rules on bnding other than straight and even and well applied and good corners. This is a quilt judge speaking.

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    I didn't think there were any quilting rules. You can do whatever you want. I would leave it on especially if it looks good that way. :thumbup:

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    The "Quilt Police" retired a while ago. As long as you like it and it's neat and even, leave it as it is!!

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    Alex Anderson always uses 2" binding.

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    If it looks good, why mess with it!

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    I usually cut my bindings at 2 1/4 for regular cotton fabric and 2 1/2 for flannel to help with the thickness of the fabric. Binding can be cut at any width. I measure the quilt and figure out how many strips I will need and then cut the binding fabric accordingly. I can fudge on my binding if i have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyp
    Are there rules? Yikes, hope I don't get caught, I bet I have broken all of them. Your main rule should always be "My quilt, my rules". If you like it, it is perfect.
    my favorite rule.....it may not be according to Hoyle, but Hoyle isn't doing it!!!!!

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    Quilting rules? Maybe in judging at quilt shows. But other than that, just do what pleases you.

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    My new rule is if you make a boo-boo, but you are consistent with it on whatever you are making, it is not a boo-boo, but your interpetation of the design! The guilt free rule for quilters and knitters-just as long as it is pleasing to you.

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    It is perfect just the way it is! You are the artist!!

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    On many of my art quilts, there's no binding showing on the front. However it looks the best to you - keep it that way.

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    I cut my bindings at 2 1/4 " so I guess I would only have a half of a boo boo! Thank god there are NO rules !!!!

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