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Thread: What Do You Call It....

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    What Do You Call It....

    ...when you don't do a binding on a quilt, but just fold it over the back? Usually used for art quilts?

    And, does anyone know of any good video's that demonstrate this technique?

    Thanks, Watson

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    Self-binding?

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    It is called " facing" a quilt or art piece. I think Ricky Tims from thequiltshow did a demo but I don't know if it is on YouTube.

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    here is as video, but she adds a separate facing piece instead of wrapping around https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=des7cZh-JO8
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    There is also a technique called a "knife edge" finish that is often used on art quilts and can be found on many antique quilts. Here is a tute I found on the technique but there are other ways to do it besides what is presented here:
    http://welshquilts.blogspot.com/2011...nife-edge.html

    Here is a good link that explains many different finishing techniques.
    http://piraterodgers.com/tutorials/a...nishes/AF1.pdf

    Edited to add, if you do choose the knife edge be very cautious if attempting it using the pillowcase or birthing method as it is very easy to get pleats, gathers or puckers in your quilting. Here is an example of a piece I did using the birthing method and I did get pleats and some fullness in areas when quilting (which are quite obvious in the close up picture). As it is a small piece and utilitarian I didn't care but it is most definitely not suitable for show and would detract from a nice art piece. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t280296.html
    Last edited by feline fanatic; 11-17-2016 at 04:57 AM.

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    This is my current favorite method of binding:

    https://bloominworkshop.wordpress.co...-edge-binding/
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    http://quiltingquick.weebly.com/blog.html

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    Yes facing...I found this tutorial very helpful.

    http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com...y-to-face.html

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    I used this method to face a queen sized quilt. Very straightforward directions.

    Quote Originally Posted by ekuw View Post
    Yes facing...I found this tutorial very helpful.

    http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com...y-to-face.html

    ekuw

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    Exactly what I was looking for, ladies! Thanks for all the options.

    Watson

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