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Thread: Please post your Binding Pictures

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    alimaui
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    Ladies,

    I am relatively new to quilting, and have decided that I hate the binding process. Mine doesn't look good. I don't know if I am being overly critical or if it is just really is bad, and I suppose other than quilt books, I don't know the way the back of the binding should look. Would some of you ladies mind posting some close up pictures of your binding, and some corners too please. Thanks!

    Alicia

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    Alicia ~

    Watch this video. Made all the difference in my bindings. I used to HATE to bind a quilt and would put it off and put it off. Now ~ I can't get a quilt done quick enough so I can bind it.

    Hope this helps you.

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    http://sharonschambernetwork.com/fre...gel/index.html

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    Sharon Schamber without a doubt is the masterquilter of our time. Did you notice at the end of the video that she said when she does binding for her show quilts, it has a much more complicated stitch then what she shows on the video? How can what she is showing be more perfect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Sharon Schamber without a doubt is the masterquilter of our time. Did you notice at the end of the video that she said when she does binding for her show quilts, it has a much more complicated stitch then what she shows on the video? How can what she is showing be more perfect?
    I did not notice that. I wonder what kind of "complicated" stitch she uses.
    I go by her directions and mine turn out GREAT!

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    I'm in the process of binding one right now...I sew the folded binding strip to the front, then flip it over to the back and hand sew it down. I don't mind doing it at all...I do it in front of the tube at night. Good luck...keep practicing and yours will look great in no time!

    Here's how it looks on the front, you can see where part of it isn't flipped over and sewn yet
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    Here is how it looks just sewn on the front prior to flipping over
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    Here is where I started in the corner..on the back you fold the fabric into a mitered corner
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    Just watched the Sharon Schmer video. Wow. Just wondering if anyone here uses the glue to secure the binding down first.

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    I do. I use as much Elmer's School Glue as I do thread. :D

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    I do!! Works GREAT. Easiest way to sew on binding and they turn out a LOT better than they used to.

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    I use Elmers and love it.
    Someone on the board said Joanns has the metal tips but they are not where you think. I looked for them but could not find them.
    I ended up ordering them from Sharons site.
    Should have asked someone at Joanns.






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    Thanks for the site.

    Learned several things I didn't know.

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    I just bought a tube of Elmer's washable school glue. It says that it has two tips. One that is a fine tip and a regular tip. I haven't opened the package to look yet.

    I'm hoping to try it soon.

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    Wow -- that was a great video!

    However, I still don't "get" how you put the 2 pieces of binding together at the end :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


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    This is a great tutorial on how to join the ends of your binding. Hope it helps.

    http://pir8.freeservers.com/quilting...ding/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minda
    This is a great tutorial on how to join the ends of your binding. Hope it helps.

    http://pir8.freeservers.com/quilting...ding/index.htm
    Thanks Minda!! I printed that out a little bit ago and had it right beside me
    while I was binding my latest table runner. I fiddled and fussed with that
    just about forever. Every time I made that final seam, it wasn't right!
    Finally, I just did it the "sloppy" way and said, "I'm done!" :oops: :oops: :oops:

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    Great video on binding, I will certainly try it on my next one. Never used Elmers glue before, but it sure looks like it makes it much easier to stabilize the binding. I also liked the ladder stitch she used for hand sewing.

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    Thank you for posting that link. I found it very educational and most of all helpful.. Maybe my next binding will look great! :lol:

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    Thank you, I guess I will have to try the gluing thing.

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    Here's how I do the ends of my binding so they measure just right:

    http://my.allpeoplequilt.com/bettert...&tid=716057370

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    Great video. And Sandpat, I sew my binding on just like yours. Works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    Here's how I do the ends of my binding so they measure just right:

    http://my.allpeoplequilt.com/bettert...&tid=716057370
    That is the same method I use and it works great for me too.

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    I also liked the ladder stitch she used for hand sewing.
    Sewmuch, which video showed the ladder stitch? I couldn't find it. :?:

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