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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    I don't use any special tool, just a couple of pins, small ruler and marking pencil. I get perfect corners every time and you can not tell where I started and ended, it looks just like any joining of strips. I will be giving a class in a few week, I will make a tutorial while preparing my samples for the class if anyone is interested.

    ann
    That's the only way I've learned to join the end and beginning strips and I must say, I love that method more than doing a straight stitched line. It seems so much more sturdier. I learned from an older woman and so thankful she took the time to show me.

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    I would have to say the clips that look like barrettes! LOL
    I just saw a video by Pat Sloan how to do a binding by machine using a small blanket stitch on the front. I might have to try that one.

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    F & P Binding Tool. I love to do binding.

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    TQM products has a binding tool. It is a ruler and is so simple, quick. I love, love, love it. I saw it on Quilter's TV. I have also seen it in some quilt shops. Order it...you won't be sorry.

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    I'd love to see your tutorial, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    My sewing machine! Oh and a extra fine pin for marking my 1/4" at ever corner!
    When sewing on binding & I get to the corner, I stop 1/4" for the ened, turn quilt and sew out to tip of the corner....there's my miter!

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    Hi,

    Please, thanks can't wait to see your tutorial for us on binding!

    I will flag this thread to follow it.

    Thanking you in advance.

    Craftybear

    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    I don't use any special tool, just a couple of pins, small ruler and marking pencil. I get perfect corners every time and you can not tell where I started and ended, it looks just like any joining of strips. I will be giving a class in a few week, I will make a tutorial while preparing my samples for the class if anyone is interested.

    ann

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    I don't know if you consider it a tool but it's my book on bindings entitled Happy Endings.

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    I will start the tut on Thrusday and post here where you can find it.
    Thanks for the interest, stay tuned.

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    Count me as interested! Can never have too many good tutes.I get nice joinings, but my corners never look good enough.Help greatly appreciated.

    I will be giving a class in a few week, I will make a tutorial while preparing my samples for the class if anyone is interested.

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    I got the Binding Tool at a quilt show and just love it! BUT I still struggle with the mitering of corners, so any tut that contains that would be A#1 to me! Holice - am off to watch you video.

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    My friend Rita.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    go to www.quilterstv.com and under Quilters Cafe search for my show on bindings. This is done without any tools.
    I probably have all the "special binding" tools made and found very little use for them. I do know that others have found these gadgets helpful.
    Holice you have so much knowledge. Thanks for taking the time to share it with everyone. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    I don't use any special tool, just a couple of pins, small ruler and marking pencil. I get perfect corners every time and you can not tell where I started and ended, it looks just like any joining of strips. I will be giving a class in a few week, I will make a tutorial while preparing my samples for the class if anyone is interested.

    ann
    I am my corners never work out right, joining the ends I do OK

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    I purchased the binding tool from Missouri Star Quilt Company and it is a dream to use. It can also be used to make French Braid Quilts. It works really well, and was worth the cost. So many times the wonder tools are purchased andnever find their way out of a drawer or box - this in one handy little tool.
    Sue

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    I don't use any tools for the binding. I use Sharon Schamber's method for most of it. The ending I find easiest to use this method:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-51632-1.htm

    When the binding is on the quilt, I press it out away from the seam. It "rolls" over to the other side better this way. Pressing the corners helps too.

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    Yes...I am interested in seeing your tutorial. Thanks!

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    Would love to see the tutorial. I'm new to quilting and need all the help I can get...thanks!

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    I'm interested.

    A friend purchased the binding tool from Missouri Quilt co. She wasn't impressed. I did see where they were showing how to use it to make a quilt pattern. Check there for more info.

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    Ann,
    I for one would love a tutorial that would make this tedious job easier!

    To me, it is the hardest part of quilting.


    Tkx
    Roxanne

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    Yes please post tutorial I would love to see it

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    Would love it if you did a tutorial. I always have a problem linung up at the finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    go to www.quilterstv.com and under Quilters Cafe search for my show on bindings. This is done without any tools.
    I probably have all the "special binding" tools made and found very little use for them. I do know that others have found these gadgets helpful.
    Thanks,
    That was very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellie G
    I have done my bindings without any kind of tool for years. I am wondering if my quilting life would be improved by purchasing some sort of binding tool and if so, which is your favorite and why? Does the tool help with mitering, connecting the tails together (this is where I have the most difficult time) at the beginning and end, or some other function?
    Pins? I use needle, thread, pins, and scissors. Oh yes, and my glasses. Other than that, no tools.

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    It would be good to see your tutorial, thanks

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