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Thread: Caterpillar Binding - New to me!

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    I was doing a google search for something and on one of the irrelevant pages I found a reference to Caterpillar Binding (which I had never heard of) so checked it out. I thought it a cute option and thought I would share.
    There is an explanation here:
    http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_7814178_ma...ng-quilts.html
    and one with pictures here:
    http://flourishingpalms.blogspot.com...ique-also.html

    Have any of you ever done this? If so how did you like the results? I noticed reading the instructions that one is done on the straight of grain and the other on the bias. Which do you think would ravel the best? Ann in TN

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    Very interesting technique. Wonder how it would look on a rag quilt?

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    This is new to me too. Thanks for sharing.

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    interesting

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    I would think that the bias binding would fray better. I have not tried it but it does look interesting.

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    Very interesting technique. Thanks for sharing.
    Nancy

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    That would look great!
    Quote Originally Posted by cmagee84
    Very interesting technique. Wonder how it would look on a rag quilt?

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    interesting, but I doubt I will ever do it. especially NOT on a childs quilt. A- for a baby it is a choking hazard and B- kids quilts get washed a lot, won't take long for that binding to fray off!

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    Definitely interesting. I wouldn't be able to bring myself to cut through the beautiful binding I had just sewn :) I agree that the bias binding would fray better

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    interesting

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    I like it!

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    I think that is an interesting way to do binding...on some quilts. Or may try it on some placemats or coasters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    I would think that the bias binding would fray better. I have not tried it but it does look interesting.
    The blog on the second link showing cutting on the bias. The fabric would act like the chenille projects that were popular a few years ago, it curls and fluffs some more than fraying, because of the bias.

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    Thanks for the link. I think I'll try it on a pillow first. :-)

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    Thanks for sharing

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    I dont think it will fray much unless it is cut on the bias

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