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Old 01-26-2009, 10:14 AM
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Is is ok to cut binding the length of material instead of selvage to selvage.
I can get much longer pieces using the length. Thanks for help. Nancy
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:24 AM
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I do not think it makes a lot of difference whether you cut selvage to selvage or with the lengthwise strait of grain as long as you are making a quilt without any curved out edges. I have been known to use both and saw no difference.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:37 AM
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Oh thanks Marcia for your quick response. I am short on material so this would work much better for me. Glad to know you have done it also :lol: :lol

Thanks Loretta too for your response, you gals are great!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:50 AM
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I have only made small quilts however I have cut my binding to fit the quilt & have butt the bindings.
Just recently I tried another way - which was to cut across the width of the fabric from selvedge to selvedge & join all lengths & make a continious binding, mitre the corners as I go & over lap the start & finish slightly. Sew the two ends together & fit to edge of quilt. So the binding is done as one complete unit.
Hope you can understand what I mean. There is a tutorial I think it is on Quilters TV.
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:37 PM
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I usually always cut lengthwise on binding.
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