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Thread: I can't believe we finished one!

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    Super Member wesing's Avatar
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    I appreciate all the encouragement and help my QB friends have provided. We have finished a couple of other quilts, but this is the first one we have finished every step ourselves. The only problem is we don't know how to bind. We watched some videos on Youtube and did the best we could. We just wrapped the backing around and tacked it down with a decorative stitch.

    I explained the "Galloping Horse Rule" to my wife and she likes it. :lol: I think this one passes. I didn't take pics of the problems, but I would like to ask a couple of things. There are some places where the quilting goes all the way to the edge of the quilt and under the binding, and some places where it stops short. I want to be more careful in the future and try to either make it consistent - either out to the edge of the sandwich our stop a couple of inches before the edge. Does this matter?

    On the binding, we decided to fold over the backing since we had so much of it. We understand how to turn corners on the separate binding, but we had some trouble with making the corners look right using the backing as binding. Is there a tutorial somewhere about using the backing as binding?

    Thanks again everyone. Hope you enjoy our finished quilt.

    Darren
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    I love the meandering stitch, especially since you did it in blue. Looks like a lovely quilt to me.

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    Looks good to me. I love the quilt and the quilting.

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    Awesome quilt! Congrats!! :)

    When you fold the backing to the front to bind, fold the point of the corner in toward the center of the quilt, and then fold the sides into each other, forming a miter...

    Hmmmmmm...does that make sense? :lol:

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    You two are so dang cute! I like your quilt. Keep up the good work ;-)

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    Nice job!! My grandmother did the binding on all of her quilts that way and that's all I knew of at first.

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    Lovely quilt...very nice work.

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    Super Member wesing's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone!

    Charlee - that's sort of what we did. It's not beautiful, but the Galloping Horse won't notice, right? This quilt is for a baby (now 8 months) in our SS class. We hope they use it to death, so we figure a couple of rough spots won't be noticed after it's been ### on, shut in the car door, drug through the parking lot, and used as tent in the backyard.

    Darren

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    Very nice quilt. You both did an awesome job.

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    It looks great! You two did a wonderful job. The previous explanation about folding the back to make a miter is spot on. It's kind of like folding the gift wrap paper on a box. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

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    Great Job on the quilting :thumbup: You two make a great pair :mrgreen: Keep on making the beautiful quilts

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    I like the fabrics you used. They work well together.

    As far as where you quilt - I can kind of understand your wanting to be consistent as to whether you go under the binding or just up to it. It probably doesn't matter one way or another.

    When you wrap the back to the front, what do you do with the thread ends of your quilting?

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    I love everything about this - the fabric, the pattern, the quilting... should I send you my address ? :)

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    Very nice. You two did a great job.

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    Very nice!

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    great job

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    Great job! Congratulations on making it TOGETHER! What a team!

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    Great Job! my husband quilts too and it is lovely too have something to enjoy together. He and I have very different styles so that makes it good interesting! love the quilting!

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    It is a great quilt! I love the colors. And it does look like it will last, LOL, it will be washed LOTS with an 8 month old!

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    Wonderful :thumbup:

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    Great job you guys. I think it's great that you do this together.

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    Looks great, you did a great job on it.

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    What a wonderful quilt. Your quilting is great. I love it. Thanks for sharing. :D

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    you two did a great job, you will get better and better as you go along.

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    What a wonderful collaboration.. y'all are a great team.. the quilt is beautiful and y'all are a darling couple.

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