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Thread: Who would have thought???

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    Super Member 0tis's Avatar
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    My neighbor showed me how to hand sew the binding to my quilt - and I am really enjoying it. I have always dreaded hand sewing because I am not good at it - but after one easy lesson I think I am really enjoying it. Yah....

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    congratulations, have fun!

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    It is fun, isn't it. I really enjoy that part of the process myself.

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    Doing the binding is my favorite part of the quilting process. The hand sewing is relaxing and finishing the binding means the quilt is finshed!

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    Don't forget to put a label on the quilt. I like to do it at the same time I am putting the binding on, so when I am done, I am really done!

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    Yeah for another victory!

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    Good for you.

    I always hand sew my bindings on and I hate sewing on labels. I would be happy to leave them off. If I give someone a quilt I expect them to remember who gave it to them. I don't make heirloom quilts.

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    Super Member eparys's Avatar
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    I think they always look better by hand - I too do not hand sew well but love to do the bindings! That is my goal this year - I have even been practicing hand quilting. I am getting better at it!! lol

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    I agree with eparys. I like hand stitched binding better. I like doing it and findit very relaxing - unless I am in a hurry to finish ;)

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    I am always amazed at how much easier a chore gets when someone shows me the right way to do it. Thank the good Lord for helpers. :lol:

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    I like to hand sew sometimes. I find it very relaxing.

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    Hand sewing can be very relaxing as long as there are no time deadlines.

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    I love to hand sew too, especially with a good movie or chatting with a friend!

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    Hand-finishing the binding is one of my favorite parts too. It gives such a feeling of accomplishment when it's done. I'm really glad you discovered how satisfying this could be.

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    My favorite too!

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