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Old 01-27-2009, 11:42 AM
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All the different fabrics is going to look great!!! Can't wait to see it.
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This is how I do mine. I cut my strips 2-1/2" wide.


thimblebug, I LOVE snowman quilt!!
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by PrettyKitty
I recommend searching youtube and watching all the various videos they have on how to do binding. See which one makes most sense. Thats what I did. Then I had the video I liked best set up next to my sewing machine and played it, watched it step by step as I made/attached the binding.

I sew the binding on to the front and then fold it over to the back, pin or wundaweb in place and stitch in the ditch from the front. But I am sure the more experienced ladies on here will tell you the advantages of all the different ways of doing it. There are already some useful threads on here if you do a search! Good luck!
I searched through UTube before I posted this thread. I must be doing it wrong as it only came up with advertisements. Will keep looking for videos. I like some of the things that was on quilter's cache, but I'm just trying to figure it out in my head now.

She said to add up the lengths of all four sides plus 12" that adds up to 212 inches.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:47 AM
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Thimble... what a cute quilt - when do you find the time to make all that you do?
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:50 AM
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I use 2 1/4" inch strips for my binding. Fold in half. Sew with a 1/4" seam. Hand sew to the back.

I prefer double binding because as the quilt wears (and the edges seem to wear quicker) there is double the protection on the edges. You have to get a sizable hole on the outer layer, to start a hole on the inner layer. And I just find it easier to work with. I'm not having to keep a seam allowance folded under, there's a nice folded edge to work with that isn't going to unfold.

As far as those corners... I can definitely see the need for a tutorial...
I sew my binding (for the entire quilt) into one long strip, then do a folding method in the corners to get them to come out nice. The method I use is from Quilter's Complet Guide by Fons and Porter. ISBN 0-8487-1152-1

This book also has tons of other useful info.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:53 AM
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I like that tutorial. I'm off to measure and cut my strips!
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:12 PM
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Here is a great sight for binding instructions.

It realy helped me.


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Old 01-27-2009, 02:45 PM
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binding ON!! I kinda wish I had a practice project, but it'll work. Off to handstitching it on the back!
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:54 PM
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I use 2 1/2 inch strips. Sew to the front with a walking foot using 1/4 in seam. Cut off the batting and backing.

Iron it open from the front so the seam is showing. I also iron the 1/4 in edge so it lays flat.
Fold the binding to the back and use Fons and Porter glue stick to hold it on the back over the seam

then use the stitch in the ditch foot on the front.
Took me along time and many methods to find this one worked the best for me.

By the way when you first sew on the binding to the front stitch to 1/4 inch from the corner and use your needle down and turn the quilt and back stitch off the edge. Dont cut your thread just pull your quilt out far enough to fold the binding up. Then continue to sew the binding on. Or you can stitch at an angle toward the point. Either way works good.
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Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
Prism99, the link for that pattern is here:
Thank you so much!!!
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