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    Junior Member babyquiltlady's Avatar
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    What quilt binding issues do you have that are keeping UFOs in your closet?

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    none. I love binding. :)

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    That is my favorite part. Means another quilt done. Yeah!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyquiltlady
    What quilt binding issues do you have that are keeping UFOs in your closet?
    No binding issues. My UFOs have other issue ~ time, interest, and difficulties. :?

    babyquiltlady,what's your issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    none. I love binding. :)
    ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    none. I love binding. :)
    Same here....I enjoy binding :D

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    Time, I do the hand sewing for the binding while watching TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensleeves
    Time, I do the hand sewing for the binding while watching TV.
    Same here, only it's movies. I stream netflix all day while I bind more than one quilt.

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    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...

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    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...

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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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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    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...

    Do you trim your seams? and once you make the fold do you cut off the extra "wings" of fabric?

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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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    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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    I really like hand stitching the binding while I am resting
    in the evenings.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    none. I love binding. :)
    I wish I lived close to you. I would exchange my binding, for something you don't like to do. LOL

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    I have one with prairie points that really has to be completed one of these days. Is that considered binding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo
    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.
    I never use pins anymore to do binding, I use the small snap-clip for hair I get at the dollar store, got tired of getting stuc by the pins, works great and lots cheaper than the ones you get at Joann's or other fabric stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    none. I love binding. :)
    Me too! I have 11 different ways to accomplish the last and almost the most important part of a quilt! The binding is the frame to showcase your art!
    I too use 2-3 hair clips, I hate pins

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    None! By the time I get to the binding I am so excited to be almost done that putting on binding is a breeze. It also means that I can start on my next project :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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