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I can't believe I just did that. AKA Binding hates me.

I can't believe I just did that. AKA Binding hates me.

Old 02-12-2012, 04:26 PM
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Angry I can't believe I just did that. AKA Binding hates me.

Binding hates me. I hate binding. I have several quilts ready for binding and I've been putting it off because I'm new at this, and quite frankly, it scares me a little. This afternoon I got up enough courage and got the binding on a small quilt for my youngest daughter. I did this one all by machine. It wasn't horrible but I'm glad it's for a 4 year old who is going to drag it around all day.

I have another lap sized quilt for my mother-in-law. I decided I would try hand stitching the back for this one, to see what method I liked more. I got it all sewn to the front, everything was nice and straight and I was starting to think I didn't really hate binding. And then I realized......I sewed the finished edge of the binding and the raw edge of the quilt together. I'm an idiot.

Is my only option a date with the seam ripper? I am sure I will never finish this quilt now. I am soooo frustrated with the binding and what a stupid mistake I made!!!!!
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:31 PM
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We all make mistakes and some times I think I do dumb ones, just put it away till tomorrow then rip it out and start over you will be so glad you did. It will turn out just fine and you will be proud. I figure ripping is an in front of TV project. Good luck with it.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:36 PM
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I did that once before too. It was very frustrating since it was a large quilt. The positive side of it is that I never, ever made that particular mistake again!
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:41 PM
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Could you trim it off and cut new binding? I feel your pain!
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:22 PM
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Well if we lived closer I would do it for you! I don't mind doing binding and I even hand stitch the back down. It's a great thing to do in the evenings in front of the TV, especially when the weather is cold.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:23 PM
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It's okay...take a deep breath, get out your froggie friend and grab a comfy seat in front of the TV and it'll be done before you know it! Binding isn't really that bad, just takes some practice.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:27 PM
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I don't mind doing binding once I got good at it. Keep practicing! I usually sew it to the front by machine and hand stitch the back. I have been really enjoying the machine binding that Charismah put on tutorials. It is under Quick machine binding with flange, try it you might like it better.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:29 PM
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hand the quilt to a friend and ask her to take the binding off for you...she has no other time and/or emotional investment and it will be done in a jiffy! then maybe ask her to sew it on for you as well....LOL
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:53 PM
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christne has the right idea if you can trim it down but then a lap quilt won't take to long to rip ot do it while you are on the phone if you have a speaker phone or something ??? to take your mind off what you are doing
it happens to all of us some of my best work has been covering up mistakes.
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I had one of those bad days yesterday where everything I tried to do was wrong. I finally figured I was better off not being around a rotary cutter, stiletto, etc. put everything away and started back today when everything went fine. We all make mistakes, but I also think most are fixable. Wish I lived closer, I wouldn't mind taking the binding off and then show you a good method I use to apply the binding. Binding is my favorite part of the quilt. I machine stitch to the front and hand-stitch the back while watching TV.
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