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Thread: High School Graduate's quilt

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    High School Graduate's quilt

    Not hard to tell I've been gone for awhile--I'm having to "fiddle" to get things done right!!
    Anyway, I finished the binding on this quilt this morning. Graduation is next weekend.
    Someone posted a helpful hint about how to put your binding on a tube and then hang it around your neck and let it feed from the roller into the sewing machine. I tried it and IT WORKS like a charm. I'm sure I will never have a pile of binding on the floor again!
    One picture shows it hanging around my neck and the other shows the binding feeding into the sewing machine.
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    God Bless,
    Rachel

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    That's a fabulous quilt and thank you for the picture of how you did your binding. CLEVER!! And seeing it really makes me want to try it now.

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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing, just the the pics. Have a Blessed day Ellen

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    The quilt is fantastic! And...Wow! How clever is THAT! I think many of us who didn't see the first post will now be saving toilet paper rolls and putting them to much better recycle use! lol Thanks for posting.

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    Great quilt and binding buddy! Isn't it great to not have to wrestle the binding from under your chair and off the floor? I made myself one with a section of pool noodle (with the center hole) instead of the TT roll.

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    Beautiful quilt, thank you so much for the binding idea!!!!!!!

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    Your quilt is beautiful!!! I like your tip on the binding hanging around your neck. I usually wind the binding
    around my hand into a roll and then I take a can of spray basting (or any can) and set it next to my sewing machine and place the binding around it. It holds it so nice and then if I must get up for any reason, I don't have
    to worry about the binding going anywhere.

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    Love your quilt! Thanks for the pictures. I will use your tip about hanging the binding around my neck. I have the binding on a tube so getting it around my neck should be simple. Thanks!

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    I learn something every single day that I look at this board. What a keen idea! Plus the quilt is so pretty. Love the colors and the sashings, cornerstones. Just everything.

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    Beautiful quilt. I had heard about the binding on a roll but, seeing a picture makes it clearer how it works. Thanks for showing us.
    Another Phyllis
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    I thought I recognized those OSU Cowboys! That's a great quilt! I'm sure the grad will love it! Is s/he headed to Stillwater? I'm so glad the binding trick really does work as I have some things that need binding & I sure get tired of wrestling the loose binding. I'm going to try that! Thanks!
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    Wow! I can't even imagine sewing the binding on without it wrapping around the chair a few times as well as everything else. That is a great idea. Can't wait to try it. Great quilt too.
    Michelle

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    beautiful quilt!!!!!
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    Wow! that is a neat idea. Can we see your quilts in the background?

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    Beautiful quilt and what a neat thing with the binding. I'm gonna try that. Thanks
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    Beautiful quilt! Love the pattern and color combination, great job! Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.
    Helen T.

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    Beautiful quilt and the binding idea is fantastic!

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    I absolutely LOVE the binding tube idea! I usually coil it up and pin it and slowly uncoil it as I pin it to the quilt. It looks as though I would be able to eliminate the uncoiling and pinning steps by using the tube idea. Thanks for the great idea. BTW - I love your quilt and am happy for you that you finished it in time for the graduation! Thanks for sharing.
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    That is cool. Love the quilt too
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    What a bright beautiful quilt! The binding idea is also great.
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    Nice quilt and great idea for the binding.

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    Nice quilt I'm sure the graduate will love it. I use a similar trick for binding my quilts except I use a large spool from thread that I wind my binding on and then put a long piece of jute or twine and hang it around my neck same procedure otherwise as you.
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    what a terriffic job on your lovely quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    BEAUTIFUL quilt and a great idea for the binding!!!!
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    What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing with us!

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