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    Machine Binding

    Please share your favorite method of applying the binding totally by machine. Any links are welcome! TY

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    My favourite is the QB tutorial done by Charisma under the title Quick Machine binding with flange.

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    I sew the binding to the back of the quilt, flip it around to the front and use a zipper foot to sew it to the front along the stitch line, holding a few inches at a time. I don't press or pin it except at the corners, saves a lot of time and fussing and it actually goes quite a bit faster.

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    I stitch my binding to the front, fold it over to the back. Pin, then
    put a line of thin Elmer's washable glue, press and remove the pins
    as I go. Then stitch in the ditch to the front. When pinning, I make
    sure that it catches the binding at the back. Pin same direction
    as you will be SID.
    Here's a tutorial that's very much like how I sew my binding
    with a slight difference...she uses 2" binding and sew 1/4".
    I use 2.5" binding and use 3/8" seam. I also like to use the
    "Perfect Binding Miter" tool. It helps to mark each corner.
    It's always a good idea to make a test with the same fabric,
    batting and binding before you binding your actual quilt.
    I also use Patrick Loose's method of notching the corners.
    Watch his video on Youtube.
    And don't forget...practice makes perfect. :-)
    http://sewfunquilts-sewmeow.blogspot...-tutorial.html

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    I posted this one a few weeks ago. Maybe something in it will help.

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...d-t288233.html

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    I sew onto the back, turn to front and sew down. I use some of Darren's tips on the tutorial he did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    My favourite is the QB tutorial done by Charisma under the title Quick Machine binding with flange.
    I haven't seen a posting by Charisma for a long time. She did beautiful quilting. What happened to her contributions? Missing her!

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    Charisma has a blog now. I think she gave us notice that her business had picked up and she didn't have time for her family, blog, quilting, and QB. I like her flange method too, and sometimes check out her blog. when I sew a binding on by machine I sew it to the back, bring it to the front, flip it over and sew very close to the edge. I don't press or pin. My preference is sewing to the front and flipping and hand sewing, but, with baby quilts I like to machine sew the bindings.
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    I've used the Martelli Zip Bind System for years. Always perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    I posted this one a few weeks ago. Maybe something in it will help.

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...d-t288233.html
    Yikes!!! I missed this before. Thanks for the reminder - off to my machine right now! Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    Charisma has a blog now. I think she gave us notice that her business had picked up and she didn't have time for her family, blog, quilting, and QB. I like her flange method too, and sometimes check out her blog. when I sew a binding on by machine I sew it to the back, bring it to the front, flip it over and sew very close to the edge. I don't press or pin. My preference is sewing to the front and flipping and hand sewing, but, with baby quilts I like to machine sew the bindings.
    Do you have the url for her blog? Can it be shared here?

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    I sew it on the back, flip it to the front and machine stitch it on the front. I know this is not the 'proper' way, but, I do not care for hand sewing and I am not making an heirloom quilt. Another thing I often do (if the quilt top asks for it) is to use a decorative stitch and a variegated thread. It not only adds a bit of extra to the binding, but can cover any late night wobblies in the straight stitching! I use this same practice when making aprons (I make a lot of them for my shop) and summer cotton shifts. Quick, easy and it gives a little added design to the hem.

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    I use the method klswift does. My strips are 2 1/2' and I sew them together with a straight seam instead of the 45 degree angle. I do my jelly rolls the same way. I just started using a 3/8" seam and I think I'll be doing it that way now. I do use a decorative stitch but never thought of variegated thread. Thanks for the suggestion, klswift.

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    I also do my binding the same way and usually with a decorative stitch as well, just not the variegated thread. I'll have to try that.

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    I googled and found this tutorial by Charisma - binding with a flange.
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...l-t281419.html
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
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    If you look further down the replies list, I have posted a link to Charisma's tutorial.
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
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    Quote Originally Posted by illinois View Post
    Do you have the url for her blog? Can it be shared here?
    Mr. Google can be quite helpful! http://charismascorner.com
    Alyce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    Mr. Google can be quite helpful! http://charismascorner.com
    Thank you. All I was finding was something "spiritual"! She used to post some gorgeous quilts on the board.

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    I sew the binding to the back of my quilt and then turn it over to the front and top stitch down 1/8" from the edge, cut binding strip is 2.5" wide.

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