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Thread: Free Motion/Binding a Quilt

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    Free Motion/Binding a Quilt

    Hello All,

    I just wanted to share my first free motion experience this weekend. I must say free motion quilting is not difficult at all! When I watch different videos I must say I was intimidated by it! But after much practice; I was quilting up a storm; and its much faster. Now to the challenge of completing the binding of the quilt. Does anyone have any suggestions of a easier method. My only problem is connecting the tail at the end of the binding from where I began. I tucked one end piece into the other and continued sewing the binding on the quilt, but when I flipped it over to continue sewing the quilt it created a bulk, which made it difficult to sew this area! I kept it as flat as possible but I was not satisfied with this area. I always have the most problems when trying to complete a quilt! Any suggestions?

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    CC, there is a way to connect the ends of your binding using a diagonal seam which eliminates all the bulk you are not lovin'. I doubt if I would be able to do it today if I hadn't been taught in person how to do it early on in my quilting journey. It involves placing the two ends together (RST) in the form of an L, then drawing a diagonal line and sewing on the line. You may have to scrunch the quilt up a lot under the needle. Then you trim the seam and press it open.

    Yeah ... I'll see if I can find a tute on the web and post it. Once you learn it, you'll never use any other method.


    OK, here's a tutorial on my favorite method for closing your binding. It has pictures and is easy to follow. Hope it helps!

    http://www.squashhousequilts.com/201...-tutorial.html
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    Here's a link to the Youtube video I use to help me with that problem of combining the two binding edges:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot7Tr...3664A7&index=1

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    I just lay binding ends together and fold each side back, press a crease where they meet. Sew right sides together on crease line, trim excess, finger press seam open, finger press binding in half where new seam is. Sew finished binding in place. Try on a scrap, very easy.
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    This is great thans a mil! I will try it on my next project!

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    OK, here's a tutorial on my favorite method for closing your binding. It has pictures and is easy to follow. Hope it helps!

    http://www.squashhousequilts.com/201...-tutorial.html

    totosmom..This is PERFECT. I wish I had seen this before I bought the Fons & Porter binding tool. It does the same thing...This ending of the binding has been a real pill to me...

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    Wow! I love that squashhouse method! That's how I'm going to do it on my next quilt.

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    I just used a new method I found in a video on allpeoplequilt.com . The video is called "Better Binding: Mitered Corners & Invisible Joins." The invisible joins section is easy to follow and really works. I used the technique on a quilt I was binding - it was quick and easy and looks great.

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    I love this method. Better than any I've seen.

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    I have the ending binding tutorial that Holice posted on this site printed out and MUST refer to it EVERY time. I always think I will be able to do it without reading my sheet, so I do it wrong once, rip it out and run to Holice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    I have the ending binding tutorial that Holice posted on this site printed out and MUST refer to it EVERY time. I always think I will be able to do it without reading my sheet, so I do it wrong once, rip it out and run to Holice.
    Oh yeah, I hear ya. It took me several tries before I got it into my thick skull. For a while, I even pinned the diagonal line together so I could check to be sure I was sewing it right. But, you know what they say -- "If you're not ripping, you're not quilting!"
    Dorothy in PA

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdieClay View Post
    I just used a new method I found in a video on allpeoplequilt.com . The video is called "Better Binding: Mitered Corners & Invisible Joins." The invisible joins section is easy to follow and really works. I used the technique on a quilt I was binding - it was quick and easy and looks great.
    Yep, that's how I do it too. Nice, flat invisible seams every time.
    Dorothy in PA

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    Quote Originally Posted by FancyFoot View Post
    Yes, this is another variation of the same method; they don't draw a line though, they just finger press the diagonal seam which works just as well.
    Dorothy in PA

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    I use the Fons and Porter template to make the diagonal seam. Once you've done it a few times it is easy!!!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    Sharon Shambers has a video on YouTube called "Binding the Angel" it is in three parts, I think it is the second part that shows her joining the two ends using Elmers School glue. It is the best way to join the ends that I have ever tried. You get a perfect mitered join every time.
    DJ

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