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    I made a few table runners and did not want t bind them. I sew the batting on the wrong side then the two quilted fabric right side together and turned them inside out...then I machine quilted and did a fake binding by stitching around the edges. I was thinking this may work for doing baby quilts..hmmm...has anyone ever done that??

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    Good idea.

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    One name for this is "birthing" a quilt :wink: :D:D:D

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    Yes, I made a baby "floor" blanket the way you explained. Nothing fancy, made from flannel, warm & easily laundered.

    It's easy & fast.

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    I think the biggest quilt I've "birthed" was around 36x36 inches. It was a quilt for a friend's little dog. It worked great for that size. However, I think that the larger the quilt, the harder it would be to use this method.

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    http://www.hgtv.com/video/birthing-a...deo/index.html
    Thanks Amma...I found this video using that name.

    here is another - larger quilt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nroeCv904NQ

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    I did that for one I finished for MIL on thursday..it was a throw for one of her great-grandsons...she was in a hurry for it so I finished it for her.

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    I used that method on one of my DGD quilts. It worked great.

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    I agree, Boscobd. The largest one I've done was 44x62. The problem is the quilting "uses up" the front or backing material depending on the way one quilts, so the quilting design may not reach the borders evenly. On this one, I lost 1/2" of backing. To keep from having to shorten the quilt and mess up the design, I had to put extra wide binding tape on the bottom backside. A save is as good as a win to me!

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    I have finished a number of baby quilts and wall hangings in this way. Anything bigger could be done, but would take a lot of pulling & tugging to get it all turned and squared up to be able to quilt.

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    can you post a picture of this? that would be awesome.

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    Birthing a Quilt

    This is a quick method for finishing a quilt's edges. It can be used in combination with adding prairie points or ruffles or just as it is. A quilt backing is sewn with to the quilt top and batting with right sides together, leaving an opening on one side. The quilt is then turned and the opening slip stitched closed. Quilting can be added at this time. A great alternative for baby and art quilts.
    I am looking on line for one that is a good picture of it. There are a few videos. I think I am going to do this with my fleece leftover squares .

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    I've done some that way. Works OK

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    I did this for a king size very thick quilt! It turned out great!

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    Oh yes, I have done that. No problem!

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    sure it will work. My mom just made a twin size quilt like that for my daughter and we tied it. It's just fine. She just did a stitching around it and it helps it keep it's shape.

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    I just did 2 twin size quilts that way and then tied them. It worked fine and they look really cute. I used a thick polyester batting in them so they really look fluffy. I didn't have time to take pictures but I will ask my niece to get some as they were for 2 of her kids for Christmas. I have also done baby quilts that way when I use fleece for the back.

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    I've done quilts of every size this way. For many years, this was the only way that I finished quilts. This method works best if you cut and stitch accurately. Once it's flipped and the turning hole stitched up, it's important to pin carefully and fairly close together so that the quilt layers don't shift as you are quilting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I made a few table runners and did not want t bind them. I sew the batting on the wrong side then the two quilted fabric right side together and turned them inside out...then I machine quilted and did a fake binding by stitching around the edges. I was thinking this may work for doing baby quilts..hmmm...has anyone ever done that??
    Yes. It works great.

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    I like your idea.

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    I haven't but my daughter told me she did and it worked great.

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    I am just about finished on my husbands quilt I was all excited about doing this for his..he said Carolyn I want a binding....Arugh...I should have never told him and just did it. Oh will...I will do it in my next one that I am making which is the core quilt. I think it is going to be my worst quilt ever....its hard to line up the seams...I have never sewn curves before. Its a challenge...My seam ripper is handy. I gave up though when I sewed the long strips together.

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    I do this for some of my baby quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I made a few table runners and did not want t bind them. I sew the batting on the wrong side then the two quilted fabric right side together and turned them inside out...then I machine quilted and did a fake binding by stitching around the edges. I was thinking this may work for doing baby quilts..hmmm...has anyone ever done that??
    Yes, I've done some things that way, but I just don't like the finished product; too hard to get the seam pressed perfectly. And I find it is easier to see that you didn't sew a perfectly straight seam. I rather roll the backing to the front and do a fake binding that way.

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    Yes, it works for baby quilts. Use that method for all table runners, place mats etc.

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