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Old 10-29-2011, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
none. I love binding. :)
Same here. It's the borders that seem to slow me down. Especially if they have a pattern that needs careful measuring and matching. Binding has never been a problem for me.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:19 AM
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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!

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Old 10-29-2011, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by greensleeves
Time, I do the hand sewing for the binding while watching TV.

I do the same only because I can't sit and just watch TV, I have to keep my hands busy. Doing binding is great in front of the TV.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:47 AM
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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...

Do you trim your seams? and once you make the fold do you cut off the extra "wings" of fabric?
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:48 AM
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None. I have never had a UFO because of binding. Will not talk about other reasons for UFO's! LOL!
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To get "straight" diagonal seams for joining binding....
lay one strip over the end of the other extending about 1/4" on end of each piece. Put needle in the "v" of upper left and sew to "v" of lower right. Putting the needle in the "v" is not into the fabric but is to line up the seam on the edge. Works every time to get good straight joinings. Look at my program on www.quilterstv.com on binding. There are two and will have to scroll thru to find both of them. The newer one addes to the original.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:26 AM
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I hate sewing binding on quilts... That is why I end up doing another project. But I sure am happy to say, as of yesterday I have NO UFO's in my sewing room. I really had to push myself to finish them though!
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:06 AM
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I really like hand stitching the binding while I am resting
in the evenings.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:04 PM
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I hate binding. I have RA & my hands are particularly bad, so I have to machine stitch both sides. I machine stitch the binding to the back, but then it is very difficult for me to pin once I've turned the binding to the front. The sewing isn't the problem--it's getting those darned pins through all the layers.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:21 PM
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I don't mind doing the binding. I look forward to getting started so I can get it finished and have another quilt completed.
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