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Thread: Squaring a quilt

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    Does anyone know of a good tutorial on preparing a quilt for binding and then binding? Thank-you.

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    I don't, but I'll be interested in the answers, too. I'm just about at that stage.

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    go to utube and search Sharon Shramber I don't know if I spelled her last name right. SHe has a great tutorial on sewing binding.

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    Good question. I measure a lot and try and make sure it is square as I go. Of course, there may be times that can't be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolores
    go to utube and search Sharon Shramber I don't know if I spelled her last name right. SHe has a great tutorial on sewing binding.
    here's a link to the first part, the other 2 parts follow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PE0Yq9iGlc

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    Nancy, that is a really nice tut on the binding, thanks for putting it up.

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    This youTube one is from Connecting Threads

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buCKs-Fgvb4

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    Quote Originally Posted by It'sJustMe
    This youTube one is from Connecting Threads

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buCKs-Fgvb4
    Thank you! This video from Connecting Threads explained everything very well!

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    Sharon Schamber's tutes are very good, but I think they might be a little overwhelming for beginners. I know the first time I watched them, I was! There seems to be soooo much to think about and keep in mind. Once you've done two or three and have the basic concepts down, Sharon's very detailed tutes become a lot easier to digest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish
    Sharon Schamber's tutes are very good, but I think they might be a little overwhelming for beginners.
    I started watching hers, but yes, it was something I thought I might come back to after I had some experience. I wouldn't say "overwhelming," exactly, but her video was more advanced than what I was looking for.

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    Thank-you for all of the feedback. The best instructions I have found for "squaring" a quilt is in "Quilter's Academy vol.1" p. 1012. It's short but to the point. I guess I'm just afraid to cut! You can see this is my first quilt!

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    Glad I decided to "watch" this! I can't begin to describe how I have been doing bindings all this time. Thanks for the posts/tuts!

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    I just found a good basic tut for squaring a quilt: utube: Nancyellenquilts.

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    Oooh, that's a good one. Here's the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPlo79fz6P0

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