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  1. #201
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    This is done in several ways, but that is the way I do most of mineand nobody has ever been critical of the way it looks. You've heard of "Different strokes for different folks" More important that whoever gets your quilt enjoys it.

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    I've finished my quilts the same way. I've tied a lot of my quilts too. They last just as long and they mean just as much to the people I give them to as the ones I have quilted on my sewing machine.

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    This works well on something that will not get alot of daily use such as a wall hanging or ruinner .This method is sometimes called hemming a quilt. The abrasiveness of the batting against the fold will wear out more quickly than a true double binding on a quilt that is used as a blanket.

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    You are not cheating, it's a very old and frugal way of binding a quilt. To be honest I can't even do it that way. The other way just seems easier to to. Hang in there girl, do what you like with your quilt.

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    I just saw a quote somewhere that said: Do not let anyone write your script (for life). The quilts you make are your to do any way you want. Next time your Mom starts on you when she calls, just say (in a nice tone Mom, I've got to go and make an excuse like: a pot is boiling over or someones at the door or I've got company or ------. And always remember she is miserable and probably can't help herself. Many hugs to you.

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    Thank you for the idea. I always put binding on. I never even thought or knew of the fold over method. I am going to try it, don't think it would be cheating. Sorry your mom upsets you so, as you said, just rise above it.

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    I have a friend who is a master quilter, who also judges at a fair in a nearby country. I wanted to bind one of my quilts that way, her comment was many of the top quilters at the fair she judges use the backing around as their binding.
    Negative mothers are a pain. Been there!!

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    I do that quite often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    Maybe if I fix me a cup of hot tea that will help. LOL :) Thanks for letting me vent.
    Cup of tea.... I think you need a stiff drink. Hey just cause you want her to be a mom, doesn't mean she knows how. My mom was always like this, first words out of her mouth would be criticism. As I got older I came to pity her, how sad to never have a good feeling about anything.
    You recognize that what she says isn't really valid, why would you listen to her opinion.

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    You just need to remember that they are your quilts. YOUR QUILTS! I tie some of mine, I hand quilt some, machine quilt some and pay someone else to quilt some of them. I am a quilter, so are you. 'Nuff said. Continue to make YOU happy. It is all you can do. :thumbup:

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    Consider the source and move on.

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    Using the backing is a good way to finish a quilt. There is a special ruler-like gadget that enables you to make a mitred corner easily--i bought one but i haven't used it yet; but i intend to do several of my UFO's that way.

    do what your heart tells you to do and don't let anyone tell you differently. Our mothers love us dearly and often times they thing they are helping us, but they would help so so much more to just one time say something like, "that looks really nice". but don't hold your breath for that--just take deep breaths and know that your work is beautiful and will be appreciated by those who receive it.

    hugs, carol/kittyquilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by sushi
    IGNORE YOUR MOTHER! Lots of people on the QB bind their quilts in exactly the way you're proposing, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it!

    I bet your mother envies your ability to finish what you start. In time you will rise above her snide remarks, but I can sure understand why you're angry right now.

    Know that we're all with you in spirit and urging you to quilt in your own way!
    I agree and just take her attitude as an example of what
    not to be.

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    Deanna!
    So sorry that someone you care about is so critical of you. I give you so much credit for being able to rise above it and move on. Sometimes when what people say to you hurts more than it should is because you are doubting your own decision. What you are planning for your quilt is perfectly legit. I, personally, love tied quilts. They are usually more soft and fluffy. At a quilt show I attended, they were demonstrating how to tie your quilts. I was thrilled to see this. Turning the backing over for the binding is also legit. This is the way I learned to do the backing/binding way back when. You just finish your quilt and know that you have plenty of friends who support you and your decisions. Yolanda Wood River

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    No quilt police, remember? You do quilts your way (and mine, btw!) and she can do hers her way. Which is to never finish them. That's okay too!! Just look at all the tops you will have to finish your way, when she's done making quilt tops!! Woo Hoo!

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    There are people in this world that have to make others feel small by criticizing. I'm sorry that it's your mother in your world. My Mom was like that. Now she has Alzhiemers. Is in a nursing home. And her personality is completely different and she LIKES ME! She's always glad to see me, and when I take my quilts to show her what I've done she always calls the other residents to see what I've made. God rewards patience. Don't let it burst your bubble. Just keep up doing what makes you happy.

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    I do it all the time, but I am no pro. I guess as long as it isn't being judged for a show, you are good to go!

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    my mother taught me to finish a quilt by using backing for binding in 1962 and to tie it also thats the way old timers did quilts they were meant to be used and they held together and they were used for years

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    It is just one method of binding and there is nothing wrong with it :-D

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    Well, if she's not finishing her quilts, she's not binding them either. So you're way ahead of her and she's probably jealous of that. BTW, MY AVATAR quilt is finished like that. You go girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    I am doing binding on my quilt. There is enough of the backing fabric that I can just fold it over on all sides and hand sew it for the binding. My mother just called me and asked what I was doing and I told her that I was doing the binding on my quilt. And she proceeded to say "How are you doing it? You cheating and just folding it over or did you make real binding for it?" in just her normal mean voice she uses with me whenever she talks to me. I told her I just folded it over, no need to waste the fabric when its already there. And I can't afford to buy the extra fabric. So I use what I am able to use. I see no problem with this but she sure does and definitely makes me will aware of that fact.

    When I make a quilt, I complete the whole thing before I go onto the next one. I do have a few quilt tops, mostly lap quilts that I have not gotten the backing on. Now she has probably a hundred if not more Tops that will never get done as she only likes to make the tops. But yet she complains and tells me how to do my quilts. Most of the time I can remind myself to just "rise above it" and "this too shall pass" attitude, but this time it seems to have really upset me. Because not only did she say that she also told me that I was wasting all my time making quilts since I don't have the money to get them machine quilted. I tie all of them, but one day, I am going to be able to get one machine quilted. I don't think I am wasting my time not at all. I enjoy making them even though I am not very good at it, but I am learning maybe slowly but I am learning. Okay...that said..."this too shall pass" finally kicked in and now I'm waiting for "Rise above it". Maybe if I fix me a cup of hot tea that will help. LOL :) Thanks for letting me vent.
    There are no quilt police! Do it your way, it is your quilt!!!!

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    love either way, and I tie my quilts too. it's hard to pass by some remarks that are hurtful, but "this too shall pass" is a good one.listen, go your own way, and be happy with your skills and delight in your happiness. This group loves you, jacie

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    Nope its not cheating at all.

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    I sometimes do it that way as well as the binding. There is no wrong way that I know of. Just be happy & have fun!

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    it's not cheating, most of my early quilts were made that way. It was a long time before I tried any other way. I agree about not wasting the material. my mom was always critical about everything I did. just have to let it go.

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