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    and I'm at a standstill. I began at the middle, worked around each corner and am close to meeting where I started....now what??? How do I join these two ends? Someone please point me to a tutorial or talk me through this! I'm a mess trying to figure it out! I've done 10 quilts and never a binding! Now I'm ready to face the demons and it's shooting me down! I'm tired and will pick this up again tomorrow! UGH!

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    here are a couple of ways of doing it.

    I like the second way better

    http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/.../binding-tips/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot7Trk6J2Vw

    I still refer to the youtube one everytime I do a binding.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-113941-1.htm

    I just watched this one last nite....was very helpful.

    I've been binding quilts for years and picked up lots of tips from Sharon.

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    Thank you all so much! I think I can do this! I think I can, I think I can!

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    elmos glue aussi equivalent please

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    If you are asking about how to make the binding join perfectly here ya go:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-51632-1.htm

    Many positive comments on this one!

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    I only learned how to do a pillow case quilt (think that is what it is called... I am going to try my hand at a binding on the table runner i am working on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemma
    elmos glue aussi equivalent please
    water soluble glue..usually a kids school glue.

    http://www.elmers.com/product/detail...terPath=school

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    look up Perfect ending binding...Start here! 5 Easy Steps! on this site...she gives a great tute on binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    here are a couple of ways of doing it.

    I like the second way better

    http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/.../binding-tips/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot7Trk6J2Vw

    I still refer to the youtube one everytime I do a binding.
    Thanks for posting this! I've tried so many different ways but I could always see the seam. Will be trying this on my next project. :thumbup:

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    If you just can't make it work - been there :) -you can always apply binding to both sides first, and then top and bottom, enclosing the raw edges inside a fold at each corner....great if you are in a hurry.

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    Elmers glue is a thick,white, water soluable glue made from starch. School kids use this as it is non toxic. :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot7Trk6J2Vw

    I still refer to the youtube one everytime I do a binding.
    I just posted this video for someone else the other day. I have been doing straight seam binding for a few years because I never could get the ends to lay flat without having to spend forever sewing and resewing....I have made four quilts using this method and it works 100% of the time!
    It is honestly never fail!

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    I've been at home sick for the past 5 days....one good thing about it is that I've watched alot of youtube videos about quilting, binding, mitering...I usually never have time to watch them.

    Thanks for all the links! I think my next quilt is going to be awesome because of all these tips.

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    Well, this is how my binding went: I thought I knew enough to just wing it so I folded my binding in half and sewed only one thickness to the rug. Then I began the sewing at a corner...ripped it out. Then began again and still sewed only one thickness of binding material. But I got it all back to the place I started and got the two attached. Now I have to "hem" the back side (turn it under and hand stitch). In the mean time...I made another...maybe tomorrow I can get pics on. It's been a fun learning experience and I will NEVER bind another mug rug! What I learned to do in the whole experience is meandering quilting on my machine!! What fun! You will see in the pics tomorrow it wasn't a perfect attempt but a fun one. And I will get better. So if I FMQ well I shouldn't need to be able to bind! (Just my thoughts on the subject!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful
    Well, this is how my binding went: I thought I knew enough to just wing it so I folded my binding in half and sewed only one thickness to the rug. Then I began the sewing at a corner...ripped it out. Then began again and still sewed only one thickness of binding material. But I got it all back to the place I started and got the two attached. Now I have to "hem" the back side (turn it under and hand stitch). In the mean time...I made another...maybe tomorrow I can get pics on. It's been a fun learning experience and I will NEVER bind another mug rug! What I learned to do in the whole experience is meandering quilting on my machine!! What fun! You will see in the pics tomorrow it wasn't a perfect attempt but a fun one. And I will get better. So if I FMQ well I shouldn't need to be able to bind! (Just my thoughts on the subject!)
    Well, here are the pics of my first and last binding on a mug rug! Too small to work with easily. I did not enjoy it at all. I might try it on a quilt, but that will be a bigger project.

    The binding from h*ll!!
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    What will I do with these for edging?
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    you did a fine first job! not to worry!

    maybe trying a single fold binding instead of the double fold.

    you could probably go narrower on the next one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    you did a fine first job! not to worry!

    maybe trying a single fold binding instead of the double fold.

    you could probably go narrower on the next one too.
    That might make it easier! Thanks for your kind words!

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    Well, "they" say "never say never"! I have bound (binded) two more mug rugs! I did use just a single thickness and that seemed to work a bit better. I won't say I love it, but I'm doing it. The worst part is attaching the two ends together. Never get that quite tight so there is a wrinkle. My corners look okay though, so guess it's not too bad. Thank you all sooo sewww much for your help!

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