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    the binding on my quilts. You'd think I wouldn't mind 'cause it means the quilt is finished. I have been procrastinating for 2 days (I've done a lot of little things I felt needed doing so have accomplished something), but I decided I have to get it done today. Of course it has to be done in small steps. Strips are cut, sewn & pressed but I had to reward myself for getting that far by coming on this board to whine about the binding & check out all your messages :lol: :lol:

    What part of quilting do you not like doing?

    OK I've been on here long enough! Back to that blankety-blank binding.

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    Paying the bill at the LQS. Eveything else I love.

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    Binding. I have about six quilted quilts waiting for me to do the binding...

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    Squaring up the quilt - just now comfortable trimming any of it, needless to say mine are only perfect when the LA does them, otherwise...wonky!!

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    I love binding or any kind of hand work.

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    I enjoy the handwork involved in binding. I hate "sandwiching" & pinning. I'm too old to crawl around on the floor!!

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    I hate sandwiching. A lot.

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    BINDING!.. all the fun and creative stuff is done by the time I get to the binding. No more creative anticipation... just that last step binding.... I know what its going to look like , what the quilting will look like .... Binding is just boring.
    I used to hate the sandwitching part just as much as binding... then came spray basting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeriann
    Paying the bill at the LQS. Eveything else I love.
    Me too...so where was I this morning? The LQS..with my debit card!

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    I love everything about quilting but the binding. When I start to bind a quilt, everybody (including the cats) leave the house LOL!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caliquocat
    I enjoy the handwork involved in binding. I hate "sandwiching" & pinning. I'm too old to crawl around on the floor!!


    That used to be me until I discovered spray basting on this board. I will never pin again! I use my bed and an old sheet to protect from overspray. So easy and fast. I can have a lap sized quilt ready to FMQ in about 10 minutes.

    What I really hate to do is all the cutting.

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    I hate preparing the fabric.... washing, pressing, etc... I want to go straight to the cutting board! Same with binding... I don't mind attaching the binding, but I hate getting it ready!

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    I feel your pain about the binding. I decided a long time ago that after I had all the materials cut for the top and backing, I'd cut, sew, iron and store the binding material. It's worked well as I'm still in that 'go, go, go mentality!' Then when I come home from quilting the layers I sit down that day and machine sew on the binding. I look forward to hand sewing on the back side of the binding while watching tv.

    I despise having to use the seem ripper when I've messed up and sewn something wrong.

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    I guess I don't bind, because I bring it up from the backing fabric and fold over pin and then stitch it down with the machine. goes really fast that way. I also tie mh quilts as the people I sell to, don't want them flatten. want them puffy and cuddly. same with my baby quilts. which reminds me -- better get off my hinny and get started cutting for baby quilts. Hope everyone enjoyed the Moose pictures I posted yesterday. what an experience that was. will never see that again. Anyone who didn't see them check out MOOSE AND TWINS dated 8/19/2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo
    the binding on my quilts. You'd think I wouldn't mind 'cause it means the quilt is finished. I have been procrastinating for 2 days (I've done a lot of little things I felt needed doing so have accomplished something), but I decided I have to get it done today. Of course it has to be done in small steps. Strips are cut, sewn & pressed but I had to reward myself for getting that far by coming on this board to whine about the binding & check out all your messages :lol: :lol:

    What part of quilting do you not like doing?

    OK I've been on here long enough! Back to that blankety-blank binding.
    I can relate! I've had a tablerunner under my needle for a couple weeks, binding half sewn on...

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    I hate any/all needle hand work - for me that's basting and attaching the binding to the back. Obviously I don't do needle turn applique, which unfortunately rules out a whole genre of quilts that I love to look at. Sit me down with a needle and thread and I'm a miserable woman.

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    I LOVE binding. I like the hand work. It is what my hands can still do! No more applique because of RA and fibro.

    I HATE HATE HATE sandwiching. Even with the spray.

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    I like making the binding, I like hand sewing it to the back of the quilt, I really dislike attaching the binding to the front of the quilt.

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    my least liked part of the process is the cutting but only becuase of arthritis in my hands. I love to do binding. It's the part where I slow down and enjoy feeling and looking at the fabrics and saying to myself, "How pretty! How pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    I hate sandwiching. A lot.
    Me too. I just don't have a good place to do it, for one thing.

    I don't mind binding anymore. During the last step of sewing it down to the back by hand, I at least come out of my "cat cave" and can sit and watch TV with my DH. I've tried out several techniques of using the machine to do all the binding, but have not been happy with any of them. So, I still attach to the front by machine and then finish off by hand. It's the only thing I do by hand.

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    Um.... I don't much like piecing. Specifically when it gets to the point where blocks are done, and it's time to do sashing/borders. I don't have the best sewing space for handling large expanses of fabric, so it can be frustrating, and the chance of catching a fold under the presser foot or rolling my chair over the quilt top is always a concern.

    I love handwork of all kinds, and I've never tried hand-piecing a top. I think that will be on my radar in the near future. That, and wholecloths. ;)

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    Watch the segment I did for QuiltersTV. Am told it gives good and easy directions.

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    You said it best - the blankety-blank binding!

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    I save the binding to do at times when I don't feel up to climbing the stairs. I find that it is a positive thing then. I am finishing quilts. I also do my binding while riding in the car. It is better to do that in the winter than the summer though!

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    I don't mind doing the binding. It means that I have another one finished and also, it is something different!!

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