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Prism99 01-27-2009 05:09 PM

[quote=mpeters1200I 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.[/quote]

I just did a search on youtube for "quilt binding" and came up with tons of tutorials.

mpeters1200 01-27-2009 06:10 PM

Prism...that's weird. I'm sure I'm doing it wrong then. Computers need better instruction manuals. I'm sure my 7 year old could figure stuff out faster than I could.

Prism99 01-27-2009 06:29 PM

Originally Posted by mpeters1200
Prism...that's weird. I'm sure I'm doing it wrong then. Computers need better instruction manuals. I'm sure my 7 year old could figure stuff out faster than I could.

Are you sure you're going to http://www.youtube.com ? There's a utube site that is kind of weird. At Youtube, right at the top is a big search window. That's where I typed in: quilt binding

mpeters1200 01-28-2009 06:39 AM

I'm such a dork....I went to utube, cause that's what I thought it was.


pal 01-28-2009 10:03 PM

I almost always use my scraps from the quilt to make the binding.

I use rectangles 4" long and 2" wide and sew them all together. If I don't have enought scraps left then I add something that will go well with the others and fit them in so they look like they belong. Then I iron it in half and sew it by machine on the front of the quilt and by hand on the back.

cyniree 01-29-2009 12:12 PM

Your snow man quilt is so adorable. I love snowmen, they mak me smile even on bad days.

nancysew 01-29-2009 05:11 PM

Have you ever heard of using the "Quick Easy Mitered-Binding Tool"? I tried it twice and it works quite well. It's made by Sew Biz, www.sewbizmarion.com. The back of your quilt has to extend two times the desired finished width of your binding. Anyway, it's a different way of doing binding.

mpeters1200 02-01-2009 05:49 PM

I finished the binding after 1 1/2 days or so. Hindsight being what it is, I could have used all the colors from the top except the green and it would have come out prettier, but I'll remember that for the next F******* quilt.

It's posted on the thread that goes with that particular quilt. The pic complete with binding is on page 7.


Donna Mae 02-02-2009 10:56 AM

I use 2 1 /2 inch binding then 1/4 inch seam. I like to put my strips together on the diagnol, it makes the seam them almost disappear!!

I love multicolored binding also.

Have fun,
simple quilter

GailG 02-04-2009 05:18 AM

Originally Posted by BlueChicken
I love using multi coloured scraps from the quilt too, it's a great effect, especially if there are a lot of colours involved.

I use 2 1/2 inch strips, when you join pieces make sure they're joine on a 45 degree angle (so put the ends at right angles instead of together and sew a 45 degree line).

And for attaching it to the quilt, I machine the front, and hand stitch the back. Once you get going on the hand stitching it doesn't take too long.


This is what I have done mostly, also. I like the folded binding method because it adds strength and one edge is finished, so hand stitching is a cinch. If I want a wider binding, I cut the strip wider and make the seam wider also.

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