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Old 09-22-2011, 03:32 PM
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can u give me some tips on how to improve my binding on a quilt?
my last one was wonky :thumbdown:
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:37 PM
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How do you do yours?
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:48 PM
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by pcq42
can u give me some tips on how to improve my binding on a quilt?
my last one was wonky :thumbdown:
my fenced 1/4" foot is my very best friend. and it takes practice to get those corners mitered.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:52 PM
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There are some great tutorials on the board. Go to search at the top of the page and enter your request and your wish will come true! Welcome and enjoy!
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:22 PM
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Use a walking foot to sew it on one side. I do a double binding. I cut my fabric 2 1/2 inches wide across the width of fabric, I sew several strips together on diagonal (cutting to a 1/4 inch seam) and then I fold the fabric in half (wrong sides together) and iron it. I make sure that I don't pull/push the binding or quilt but guide it as I sew. I leave a big tail of unsewn binding at the begining. It is a bit difficult to make out the 1/4 inch on the walking foot but there are ways to make sure that this is consistent (using post it notes, mole skin, etc. I do mitered corners and I really take my time with those. Make sure you stop 1/4 inch before the end of the quilt and then do your mitered corner fold. Sew a bit and then stop to go back and make sure the corner came out okay by folding it over to the other side. When I get to the end, I leave a big tail of unsewn binding. I overlap the tails by 2 1/2 inches (cut excess) and then attach the binding pieces together on the diagonal. I handstitch onto the other side of the quilt and use quilt clips to hold it down as I go. Hope this helps
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:26 PM
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Wonky, how? If you could explain a little more, even post a picture, you might get more specific answers.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:22 PM
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The best directions I have found were in the "quilting classroom" section of "Quiltmaker" magazine. Very easy to understand with diagrams. Although, I only cut my binding strips 2" wide. I think they call for 2 1/2".
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:10 AM
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wonking in that it buckles up and hard to smooth out
am I cutting it wrong?
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:45 AM
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Hello and welcome to QB, from western Nevada!
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