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Thread: Help - how to finish binding with flat diagonal seam????

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    I thought I had saved an e-mail or document that explained, with pictures, how to finish the binding with a diagonal seam that lays flat, eliminating the "bulge" of excess fabric that is created when you tuck one end into the other to finish ... but of course, now that I need it, I can't find what I'm looking for!
    Can anyone help me, either with directions or referring me to a site where I can find out how to do it?
    Thanks so much!
    Joanne

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    Senior Member Roben's Avatar
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    Here's a link to the one I keep by my sewing machine:

    http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/continuous_quiltbinding/index.html

    Hope this helps - I have to look at it each and every time I do binding :oops:

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    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/video/howtovideos.html

    This should lead you to a menu of different videos. The lady is wearing a pale green shirt in the video thumbnail.

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    you can get a "quilt binding" tool at the Fons & Porter website that works perfectly EVERY TIME. It's only a few dollars and worth every penny.

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    http://craftsmania.multiply.com/vide...Binding_Part_1



    Try the link above if you're looking for video instructions to do a flat mitered corner.

    Hope this is what you are looking for,

    Linda D.

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    This is the link to the lesson Shelly posted. It was the best technique I had ever tried. No lumps or bumps and ended up looking great!



    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/215-ezl.jsp

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    This is the way I do it & it comes out perfect every time.

    http://pir8.freeservers.com/quilting/ending-double-fold-binding/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    This is the link to the lesson Shelly posted. It was the best technique I had ever tried. No lumps or bumps and ended up looking great!



    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/215-ezl.jsp

    I remember this one, and I agree that it is the simplest method that I have ever tried :D

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    Thanks, guys! I've taken a quick look at some of the sites you sent, and you have answered my question. I knew you would!
    Joanne

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    I do it the way that Fancy Foot's link shows. I do believe these are the clearest directions for closing the binding that I have ever seen. It is very hard to find where you ended.

    Material MiMi

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    Leave large strip to start with and large strip to end with. Leave plenty of space between them. Take your binding and lay a piece across your quilt, right in between your start and finish spots. Lay your binding out completely flat. Pin in place. Bring one side of the binding up and over the pinned one. Cut it off right at the edge of the pinned one. Then take the other side of the binding, bring it down and over the pinned one, and cut it off right at the edge. Now you can remove the pinned on piece. Now comes the tricky part. Laying your binding down, pick up each end. Place them together like you would if you were going to sew a straight seam. Then turn them one quarter turn. Pin together, to make sure you will be sewing them correctly. They should fit together perfectly and no one will ever know where you finished your binding. Sorry I don't have any pictures. If you have any questions, just write to me.

    Pat [email protected]

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    http://quiltingfriends.ning.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=2zq6yh3ag36y8

    There is a 3 part video tutorial here that really helped me learn how to bind.

    I love the glue-basting trick!

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