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Thread: Help ! 2 requests "Can you put a silky edge on the quilt?"

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    Help ! 2 requests "Can you put a silky edge on the quilt?"

    How do I put a blanket silky edging on a quilt top? No clue.. zero clue..

    Help please !

    30 year quilter.. make my own binding.. this is a new one for me and twice asked for by differant people !

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    Ell
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    I think they're referring to the satin edge often put on baby blankets? It's basically a very wide binding, I think.

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    I used to see it in the fabric stores...I think near the bias tape...I don't know that I have seen any for years...but then I haven't intentionally looked.

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    Baby blanket binding is easy to use, but expensive. 50% off coupons help.

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    You can still buy the satin blanket binding, in the same display with the bias tape, etc., even at WalMart.

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    Silky binding is easy enough to purchase....haven't used it yet myself. The only difficulty I could envisage would be it's slippery nature. I would be inclined to "pin it to death" and you should be fine.

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    Use school glue to hold it in place, and you should have no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maviskw View Post
    Use school glue to hold it in place, and you should have no problem.
    Loop good idea!

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    I have also used white satin fabric and cut the normal 2-1/2" strips for binding....it was very ravelly so I pinked the edges....and very slippery so after sewing down the first time, I used glue to hold it in place for the second stitching.....it came out very nice and my dd, who is a blanket "stroker" to this day, loves it!....she feels the silky edge while new granddaughter gets the rest of the quilt.....gotta love her, she is so much fun to take to the fabric store....she never gets away from the satins and silks....LOL

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    I just made a quilt for my mom and used the satin baby blanket binding for it. I found it in the same area for bias tape. Name:  IMAG2165.jpg
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    i've attached it to a few baby quilts (by request) over the years- it is slippery---so, lots of pins, a little longer stitch than for normal piecing & take it slow- i pin about every 1- 1 1/2" with nice fine glass head pins & make sure to pull each pin as i come to it.
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    Thank you all for the help. I dread this. Yes it is the binding I see in stores. Does the school glue come out in wash? I have watched youtubes. One of you answered that you use this on purpose. Sigh. Chalking this up to something learned. Thanks for the posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trennag View Post
    I just made a quilt for my mom and used the satin baby blanket binding for it. I found it in the same area for bias tape.
    wow, you did a great job attaching the binding... very attractive
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    Yes, the washable school glue does wash out....I wash in warm water with normal detergent......the glue is gone, leaving no stains....and the quilt is nice and clean for recipient!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trennag
    I just made a quilt for my mom and used the satin baby blanket binding for it. I found it in the same area for bias tape.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    wow, you did a great job attaching the binding... very attractive
    Agree- that's a nice job. Love the zig-zag stitch!
    Sorry for the hijack, CJ...
    Last edited by Teeler; 03-08-2013 at 01:41 PM.

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    One of the gals at work just bought the satin binding for her quilt and she sewed it down with the machine in one step using a fancy stitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeler View Post
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    Agree- that's a nice job. Love the zig-zag stitch!
    Sorry for the hijack, CJ...
    thank you both! my mom is a blanket "stroker" so needed to make sure she wouldn't wear out the stitches

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    You can still get satin blanket binding at JoAnns. Usually used on baby quilts but can be used on any quilt.

    I don't understand your second request. sorry
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    I don't like them that way, but I have a friend who always does baby quilts with satin binding. Go to the notions section of a general sewing store.

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