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    Super Member purplefiend's Avatar
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    I make my bindings all by machine. No problems with binding.

    Kaye Wood has an excellent way to sew binding on and it always comes out right.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf7Mm_mkbCc

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    My problem has always been the corners, getting them mitered to my satisfaction, front and back. Now I just round them off and have no trouble at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkotch
    My problem has always been the corners, getting them mitered to my satisfaction, front and back. Now I just round them off and have no trouble at all!
    MK, go look at those videos I just posted.....

    :thumbup:

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    Thanks, but I've taken several classes, watched umpteen videos, and gotten tutored. Still prefer rounded corners!

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    I used to dread doing the binding too, but it was because I did'nt know how, once I was taught how, I loved doing it. No one enjoys doing something that is difficult for them.

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    I love to do the binding. It's my favorite part of making a quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BusyB
    What is the easiest way to sew the binding strips together at an angle (to reduce bulk). It never works out for me so i just do a straight edge. Thats my frustration...
    Check out Sharon Shamber's binding videos on youtube, she uses glue and it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkotch
    Thanks, but I've taken several classes, watched umpteen videos, and gotten tutored. Still prefer rounded corners!
    Just go look, might surprise you, it sure did me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by 1BusyB
    What is the easiest way to sew the binding strips together at an angle (to reduce bulk). It never works out for me so i just do a straight edge. Thats my frustration...
    Check out Sharon Shamber's binding videos on youtube, she uses glue and it works great.

    This is the one I am talking about Terry, she does wonder, huh? Love it!!!
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangquilts
    Means another quilt done. Yeah!!!
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I hate to do bindings. I usually wait until I have a couple to do and then just buckle down and do it. I hate them because I am a lousy hand sewer. I have taken to trying different types of total machine binding. I have just ordered a book about bindings and maybe that will help and I just bought a contraption that is suppose to alllow you to stitch the back of the binding in the ditch so it doesn't show as much. Still have to practice with that one.

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    Am working on learning how to make sharp mitered corners. The truth is I love starting quilts, but the finishing parts bore me.

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    I use the glue method and love it. No pins to contend with and if I should get interrupted before I finish it will still be there when I get back. Also great to use to take in the car and work on because I don't have to worry about getting stuck and can crumple it up in my lap while working on it and fold it neatly to store between work sessions. Ann in TN

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    I have a hard time with binding since I have severe arthritis in my hands and am looking for an easier way to do it with the machine so it looks nice on the back side as this runner will be reversable thanks for any help you quilters can give me

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    I have no issues with bindings. Binding = closure. LOL

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    so far io dont have any UFOs

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    I love doing binding too. I sew in on by machine and hand sew it to the back. I just learned how to sew off the corners on a 45 and now even sewing the binding on is fun. It came out wonderful. I learned that from a binding video here......

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    Since I found this website on binding, I enjoy it.

    http://www.priscillabianchi.com/text_docs/binding.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I hate to do binding, my SIL used to do all my binding for me, but since I discovered the "bring the backing over to the front as the binding" method, which I really like, my projects are getting done!

    http://www.lorettaalvarado.com/binding.htm
    Wish you were closer, I love doing bindings

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    NONE! I made up my mind when I finally got back to quilting (we moved in 07 and bought a1902 house with LOTS of work at hand, so put the sewing on hold...for 31/2 years.... and into clear plastic storage boxes), I would finish up whatever was unfinished before I started anything else....so now, when I start a project it goes all the way to the finish and I really like it that way...even tho there are many times I really want to go forward with a new project..... when I get to the binding, I know I'm on the downhill run and lots of sense of accomplishment!

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    This is so funny. I did this type of binding for years before I learn to do the traditional binding. Thought I was doing it all wrong until I saw your post.
    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I hate to do binding, my SIL used to do all my binding for me, but since I discovered the "bring the backing over to the front as the binding" method, which I really like, my projects are getting done!

    http://www.lorettaalvarado.com/binding.htm

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    Since watching the tutorial about gluing the binding down before stitching, binding has not been a problem. My corners are even better. And then it's done. Yeah!

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    I like the bindings...it's the actual quilting part that slows me down....and if the dog will give me enough time to get any sewing done! LOL!!!

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    I don't mind the binding part but I really dislike the backing part.

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