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Thread: Procrastinating....

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    alimaui
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    Three quilts needing binding....I just finished cutting the binding, but I just don't want to do it.

    I am thinking about trying machine sewing front and back on the small one, to see how it goes. Between the three of them, there is over 500 inches of binding...boo!

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    Yipes! That's when I would stop.

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    love the quilts, that is alot of binding, have fun!

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    Lovely quilts!!!

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    Yes a lot of binding and if you are under pressure to finish something, I can see why you would procrastinate. I have one clipped with the hair clips just ready to sew--maybe I will get off this computer and finish it now.

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    Your quilts are very pretty :)

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    Start with the smallest one to learn your own technique.

    You can do it and it will work, just don't rush the process.

    ali

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    I have no problems doing it. I normally sew the front, and then hand sew the back, but I really just want to finish these, and if it looks "okay" with machine sewn, front AND BACK... will i feel like I am cheating my recipient with less than perfect work??... ha ha :)

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    I totally understand. I have a couple projects just begging to be finished(several months), but I really don't like doing the binding. It is time to just force myself.

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    Great quilts!!!
    Hope they all get done by when you need them done!

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    nice flowers! Don't suppose you have enough backing to wrap to the front & bind or how about a fancy machine stitch on the back to attach the binding - might lessen the 'cheating the recipient' guilt.

    Glad it's you & not me - I had little ambition to bind a simple placemat the other day!

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    Alas....no backing to fold over. I haven't tried that technique yet.

    I will admit, the first couple quilts I did I took scissors and just cut around the quilt top to trim off the batting. I have since done it with a ruler and a rotary cutter, and I just LOVE the crisp clean look of a freshly rotary trimmed quilt after the quilting is done.

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    binding is my least favorite part of it. I usually wait until I have a pile of quilts to do and when I feel like it, I do them all at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hperttula123
    binding is my least favorite part of it. I usually wait until I have a pile of quilts to do and when I feel like it, I do them all at once.
    This is how I usually do it too! Its easy, once I get in the "binding Zone"

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    Great quilts!

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    I don't mind the binding so much. By that time I just want to see the finished quilt so badly, that I gladly get to the binding and the final step...the label.

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    i usually always put down by machine have gotten very good at it but am very luck as dd love to put binding down by hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts.com
    I don't mind the binding so much. By that time I just want to see the finished quilt so badly, that I gladly get to the binding and the final step...the label.
    I'm the same-don't mind doing it-I look at it as being almost finished-and then I can start on the next one! I like hand-needle work, anyway. I will sit in front of the TV to do it since it doesn't take alot of thought.

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    I like binding. Put in a movie and sew it down.

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    If your quilt is for a child or someone who really would not care how you did the binding, sewing it is a really fast way to go. If you need instruction on how to do it, look on the internet. I'm sure there are instructions; might even be on youtube. Good luck.

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    I machine sew my binding all most of the time. I'm lazy & want to move on. I have been using a decorative stitch on the front. The quilt police have not come for me yet. I just finished 6 bindings on Wedensday night.(only on one side, the other had been done over the weekend. I worked in stages) You can do this! Merry Christmas.

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    I just finished binding 4 quilts for Christmas and did not want to do all the hand sewing for the binding. I sewed the binding first to the backing and folded it to the front and used my decorative stitching to finish it. It just looks like another part of the quilting.

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    I must be weird the binding is my favorite part. (the dog too,he cuddles under while I hand sew the back).I guess I like reaching the finish line. The quilts are beautiful so think finish line!!!

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    Beautiful quilts !!! good job! :thumbup:

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    Beautiful Quilts!

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