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    So I'm still new to all this quilting stuff. So you veteran quilters how do you sew your batting on? I sew it to the back of my top. Then I place my front and back together face to face. (Hope that makes sense) Sew them together on 3 sides and then flip it right side out. Then sew the 4th side shut. Not sure if this is the best way. Any suggestions?

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    Depends on the type of quilt you wish.. one that is *turned* like a pillowcase.. or one that is bound with binding. :)

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    On goodness. Ok, I think you need to take a couple beginner classes, just the to get the know how and you will be ok from there on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    On goodness. Ok, I think you need to take a couple beginner classes, just the to get the know how and you will be ok from there on.
    Yeah I know! I'd love to! But I really don't think they have such things in my little neck of the woods! :)

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    I think most ladies here use binding. I practiced on a quilt for my kitty. I think (I'm a newbie too!) you just pin your three layers together (top, batting and backing) and start quilting from there. When you're finished quilting the top, you'll have all these rough, open edges which you close up with the binding. There's a lot of good tutorials on youtube, and/or if you can find some quilting books at your library. :)

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    I have made table runners this way but I think for a large quilt you should do the sandwich way. Top,batting and then backing. Baste or pin and then quilt. Lastly add binding.

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    Yeah I've tried it that way too! My binding corners never look right. Most of the quilts/blankets I've done this way were for babies. But I'm wanting to make a wedding quilt for a friend and one for my brother/sister-in-law to be. I'll have to do some looking for books or on Youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinqberry
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    On goodness. Ok, I think you need to take a couple beginner classes, just the to get the know how and you will be ok from there on.
    Yeah I know! I'd love to! But I really don't think they have such things in my little neck of the woods! :)
    Where do you live in Southwest VA? There may be classes closer than you think.

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    Youtube has every tutorial you can think of!! Also google the Missouri Star Quilt Company. Fantastic site!!! :D

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    I live in Tazewell. It's about 2hrs or so west of Roanoke.

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    I'd find it hard to do a large quilt this way; but, if it works for you stick with it.

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    I can't help you, Just want to welcome aboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    I can't help you, Just want to welcome aboard.
    Thanks! :) I love this board! I'm hooked and look for new post constantly!

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    Get on UTube and search for the various steps. There are some very good tutorial videos out there. We were all learners at one point...ask at the fabric store if anyone knows an experienced quilter that you could get some help from. Good luck!! Welcome here...everyone will offer plenty of advice!!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinqberry
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    On goodness. Ok, I think you need to take a couple beginner classes, just the to get the know how and you will be ok from there on.
    Yeah I know! I'd love to! But I really don't think they have such things in my little neck of the woods! :)
    If there is a quilting shop near you there are people who give lessons...

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    Basting the backing and batting would have some positive results, even if you want to sandwich it. For myself, getting the three layers together was very hard, I kept getting bulges in places. I'd be tempted to baste the b & b together, and then baste on the top!!LOL

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    Check out this site. Lots of tutorials.

    http://tutorials.missouriquiltco.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinqberry
    So I'm still new to all this quilting stuff. So you veteran quilters how do you sew your batting on? I sew it to the back of my top. Then I place my front and back together face to face. (Hope that makes sense) Sew them together on 3 sides and then flip it right side out. Then sew the 4th side shut. Not sure if this is the best way. Any suggestions?
    This is called 'burping'. Do you sew or tie the three layers together after you 'burp' your quilt? If not you will have a mess.

    Read the batting label to determine how close you need to tie or quilt the layers to keep the batting from pulling apart and bunching together.

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    Wish you were closer! Yes, check UTube, Ive learned so much there! Welcome!

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    I use the sandwich method, but I hate doing bindings. I fold and fold again a couple of inches of the backing over the front to make a 1/2 to 3/4 inch border. Then I stitch it down from the front side. I used to hand stitch, then went to machine. Now I use a machine blanket stitch that looks really neat and has almost become my signature.
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    I tried the pillow turn method you described but the whole thing got skewed on me and I gave up. All of mine have gotten double fold binding and it takes a bit of practice. If you struggle with the corners on a miter, you can sew each side binding on and make it look like a straight frame. there are tons of you-tube and tutorials out there.

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    Good Luck and Welcome !!

    Many ways to finish, if doing 3 outer edges then go around the corner some, make a smaller hole, that way all the corners are very similar, with a smaller hole to sew up.
    :)

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    I learned to quilt from the internet and a book. You can find everything you would ever need to know online.
    But I will say that nothing beats the in-person and hands-on advantage of taking a class, or else sewing with an experienced quilter.

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    I take a quilting class that uses Eleanor Burns' teachings. If you get one of her books or dvd's she shows how to do a "quick turn" that's the only way I've done my lap quilts so far. Oh yeah, if you look at her web site: quiltinaday.com she has free episodes you can watch.

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    have to agree for a bigger quilt binding looks better - I still have to check how to do mitred corners and there are plenty of simple tutorials out there for help I think there is one on here too
    Quote Originally Posted by erinqberry
    Yeah I've tried it that way too! My binding corners never look right. Most of the quilts/blankets I've done this way were for babies. But I'm wanting to make a wedding quilt for a friend and one for my brother/sister-in-law to be. I'll have to do some looking for books or on Youtube.

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