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Old 09-02-2015, 06:48 AM
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I do it all the time, especially for larger quilts, less joins x
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:08 AM
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I've only made one bias binding and that was for scallops. I agree that there is really, IMHO, no reason to do bias on straight borders.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:05 PM
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I once did a binding with scraps of fabric....some were only inches in size. Had no idea which way the grain went, didn't care. It worked beautifully......I don't think you will have any problem.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by piepatch View Post
Cutting binding on the lengthwise grain is perfectly fine. I usually cut on the crosswise grain to save fabric, but sometimes cut on the lengthwise grain when I have enough fabric. I never cut on the bias unless I have curved seams.
As do I. No sense putting in those extra seams!!
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
I've cut many bindings lengthwise, have never had it cause a problem. Never heard of anyone having a problem with it cut that way. The good part ( to me) is much fewer joins ( weak / bulky spots) I use bias binding on curves/ scallop edges and straight grain the rest of the time.
DITTO......not to worry!!!!
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:47 PM
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I have used that all the time and never had a problem at all. They are great.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:55 PM
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If it really bothers you, sew a new binding over the old. I did that with a group quilt, the binding was awful. I made a new one and covered it. I didn't see the need to take off the first binding, just cover it with new.
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:22 PM
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I cut my binding on the straight grain unless I'm using a plaid fabric or the quilt has curves and I want the binding to mold around the curve. Don't worry about it.
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:25 PM
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Cut my binding whatever way gives me the longest length if possible. Never had an issue.. There are two straights of grain. So don't worry.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:58 PM
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Who makes up all these stupid rules that distress quilters like Ruby2shoes? Quit it! Quit it! I say. froggyintexas--now froggyinThe Land of Enchantment, New Mexico USA
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