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Thread: How do you finish sewing the binding on?

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    Check to make sure it is the length that it should be and sewn the way it should be.
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    trim your ends up and finger press the seam open

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    CB, I have tried and tried to do the binding this way. Had instructions all printed out that I was following and still couldn't do it -- I feel so stupid!! My problem is knowing where to join them so it comes out even....I just don't get it! :oops: :oops: :oops:

    But your pictures make it look so easy so will print out your pictures to use next time :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


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    fold over and line up with the quilt and then sew in place. and you are ready to fold it over and stitch the other side down.

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    At that spot, swing the top piece down 90 degrees, and sew on the 45. (where the fabric edges meet in a corner)

    sew where the corners meet.
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    Sometimes it is also easier to have someone there showing you in person, don't worry, a lot of people have issues with the binding. there are a lot of different ways, some days I still whimp out and sew it straight across and hope no one notices it.

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    Thanks CB!!! I've never actually seen it done in person. But your pictures make it look so easy -- if you hear me scream your name, you know it didn't work :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    And THANKS for the BIG offer to help me further :!: :D :D


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    I will keep an ear open for your yell. It took once or twice for me to figure it out, I knew how in my mind, just hadn't done it. now it is a piece of cake. Good luck and hope to hear how it went no matter, good or bad.

    You are welcome, I enjoy helping others, sometimes it give me a refresher on how I am doing things, I tend to have a lot of bad habits from my sewing.

    You may or may not be able to tell, that is the back side of the quilt I was working on, I then turn it over and machine sew it down. I generally don't hand sew unless I have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    I will keep an ear open for your yell. It took once or twice for me to figure it out, I knew how in my mind, just hadn't done it. now it is a piece of cake. Good luck and hope to hear how it went no matter, good or bad.

    You are welcome, I enjoy helping others, sometimes it give me a refresher on how I am doing things, I tend to have a lot of bad habits from my sewing.

    You may or may not be able to tell, that is the back side of the quilt I was working on, I then turn it over and machine sew it down. I generally don't hand sew unless I have to.
    It means a lot to me that you're so willing (and able) to help. I'll let you know how it goes but won't be for a few days yet. Still have to do the machine quilting on a baby quilt and if THAT doesn't go well, will have to unsew and then hand quilt :roll:

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    Sounds like you just need to pack up and head here. You can toss the quilt on the big table and away you can go, then I can supervise as you put the binding on. Piece of cake!

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    yikes, I finally watched the videos that everyone had been talking about with glueing the binding, and if I ever do that to one of my quilts and take that long, kick me in the seat of the pants. I wouldn't be doing the binding if I had to do all of that. If I ever were to enter a quilt in a show, (never going to happen in the next 20 years) slight possibility. If I was doing one like Jacquemoe did on the curve I would put some thought into it, (then probably wing it anyway)

    I am not trying to knock those that do it that way by no means, it just isn't for me. :shock:

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    That is how I make my binding match, but I never thought to leave the length. I always cut mine to fit (plus the width of the binding) prior to sewing the 45.

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    I would cut it except if you have it measured just off then you could be in trouble, I sew and verify it fits and then cut it off, that way if I have to adjust it if I had a brain fart when I did it (and I have, I even sewed the wrong angle one day) I just pull it out and redo it.

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    I used this video to help me:
    www.quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com
    Just click on the tab "learn" and scroll down to the video you want. The one on binding a quilt..
    Hope this helps,
    Kat

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    you are most Welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    I would cut it except if you have it measured just off then you could be in trouble, I sew and verify it fits and then cut it off, that way if I have to adjust it if I had a brain fart when I did it (and I have, I even sewed the wrong angle one day) I just pull it out and redo it.
    Really good idea! I was taught the other way, but I also have brain farts! lol

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    One day I did trim before checking and I had it wrong, we, it was well blessed before I got it fixed, I have had good luck lately doing them but my luck I would trim once again before checking to find out that I have some patching to do. The quilt has better ways of being blessed, ones that are not as hard on my nerves and pitching arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    yikes, I finally watched the videos that everyone had been talking about with glueing the binding, and if I ever do that to one of my quilts and take that long, kick me in the seat of the pants. I wouldn't be doing the binding if I had to do all of that. If I ever were to enter a quilt in a show, (never going to happen in the next 20 years) slight possibility. If I was doing one like Jacquemoe did on the curve I would put some thought into it, (then probably wing it anyway)

    I am not trying to knock those that do it that way by no means, it just isn't for me. :shock:
    I think I have to agree. I have not had a problem doing my bindings. maybe if I was going to enter it into a judged show.......

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