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Can anyone identify this method of binding??

Can anyone identify this method of binding??

Old 09-05-2019, 03:03 PM
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Default Can anyone identify this method of binding??

I received a lovely mug rug in a recent swap and loved the binding method. It does not have mitered corners which tend to give me trouble. I asked my swap partner what it was called so that I could possibly find a tutorial online but she did not remember what it was called. So I am throwing it out for all you "experts". You can see that the binding does not wrap to the back. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:19 PM
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I'm thinking maybe a narrow border was put on the quilt top. The backing then cut the same measurement as the top with right sides together (RST) they were sewn together around the outer edges leaving an open space to turn. Then top stitched around the outer edges after turning. Luscious colors!
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:30 PM
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it could be a self border, from the backing over the front. or four separate pieces of bindings. not one long one. seeing the stitches on edges I would guess the first.
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:56 PM
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I think it was a strip sewn first to the back, folded to the front and top stitched, much like a 'reversed interfacing'. Don't know of any special name though.
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:31 PM
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I think this is the birthing method. https://www.hgtv.com/videos/birthing...de-quilt-62264
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:06 PM
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It looks like the facing method. Check this link for lots of tutorials on
alternative finishes. Make sure to check the very top one
"My favourite Facing Finish Tutorial".
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I also think it is the facing method. Instead of the facing turned and sewn to the back, it is sewn so it can be turned to the front and edged stitched. Cute mug rug!
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:47 PM
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That's not binding, it's facing.
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:01 PM
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Yep, facing.
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
I think this is the birthing method. https://www.hgtv.com/videos/birthing...de-quilt-62264
Me, too. It's a mug rug so easy enough to put the right sides together and sew most of the way around, then trim and turn the back to the back, topstitching to keep it all together. Good idea, actually, for a mug rug. Will have to remember that!
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