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Thread: Just curious

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    I'm just curious here to know, how many people bind their quilt before quilting it, and how many people quilt it, then square it up and bind it??

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    I quilt, square up, then bind. I find that the quilting will often distort it a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    I quilt, square up, then bind. I find that the quilting will often distort it a bit.
    I agree, especially if it is quilted heavily

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    ditto

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    always do binding last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    I quilt, square up, then bind. I find that the quilting will often distort it a bit.
    Me too. I think if you did the binding and then tried to quilt the fabric would shift leaving you with a bump. Not sure how it would work with hand quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    I quilt, square up, then bind. I find that the quilting will often distort it a bit.
    Same here.

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    I can tell you that with my first 2 quilts I didn't know better. So I put on a very nice binding and then machine quilted them. What a pain they were to try to keep flat and lump-free and I did not succeed although the recipients loved them anyway. Now I know better, I quilt, square and bind. Saves lots of headaches and stress that way for me.

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    I quilt, then square and then bind!!

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    I always do the binding last.
    :)

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    Same with me. Quilt, square up, and bind.

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    you always quilt, square up, and then bind

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    I discovered it lays flatter for me if I quilt first then bind. I always get a wobble otherwise.

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    I agree with most of these folks.....quilt, square up and then bind last.

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    I always quilt, square up and then bind. There are less problems that way.

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    I always do the binding last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    I quilt, square up, then bind. I find that the quilting will often distort it a bit.
    exactly the way i do it..
    didn't know people would bind then quilt? i would think it would bunch up around the ends near the binding..

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    I always bind last.

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    Same here....quilt, square up and bind.

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    Made the mistake on one of my first quilts of binding first. Never again. Too wavy.
    Now it's quilting, squaring and then binding.

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    quilt, square it up and lastly bind.

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    Quilt, then bind.

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    The lady who does my machine quilting likes her customers to sew the binding to the right side, leaving the corners open and she machine quilts right to the binding. And they always are square when the binding is turned and completed.

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    I quilt and then bind. But I would like to know the way you square up a quilt. I always get critized for not having a square quilt. Is there a web site to explain?

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    Quilt, square up and bind..... then label - don't forget the label.

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