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Thread: Machine Bindings Conquered

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    Super Member moreland's Avatar
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    I have been working on quilt bindings today and with the tutorial in front of me that that someone posted the link to (Riley Blake Designs -- Cutting Corners: Binding Basics tutorial) I have successfully bound these and am happy with the outcome. I had been doing everything right except I never could get the ends connected correctly. I am so glad to have learned a good way to do it.
    The schoolhouse quilt is from blocks on a give-away table at guild meeting. They were leftovers from an estate. I had border fabric in my stash that worked.
    The pinwheel is the 3-D pinwheel I learned how to do on this board.
    The other quilt is my "President's Quilt" from blocks given to me last year while I was president of the guild. I chose the block pattern and the color wave. I have to dampen the binding and get it flattened out---bit curvy now!

    OOPS -- I just realized the picture of the school houses isn't the bound quilt. Oh, well, the binding looks pretty good anyway. :)

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    Good to know the tut is great. I plan to follow it for my next binding. Squared up the quilt top today, but other projects take priority. It will come to the top soon.
    Your quilt is gorgeous!

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    awsome job on all. love the pin wheels my fav..

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    Congratulations

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    Sounds like a wonderful tute. I love your quilts and the binding looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for the info on the binding tut. Your quilts are lovely.

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    Great job, love the quilts. I was also working :x on the binding for my charity quilt that is due for tomorrow...Did I mention just how much I hate hate binding....I started off hand stitching it to the back, but there was no way my hands were going to let me do it...so I followed Sharon Schambler's tutorial but I just can't seem to hit the binding on the back :x . Oh well it is what it is...It's in the dryer and will take it into the auction tomorrow morning.....

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    Beautiful quilts !! Great job !! :-) :-)

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    Your quilts are beautiful.

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    What beautiful quilts! Nice work on the bindings!

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    So nice ! thanks for info :)

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    Beautiful quilts...glad you conquered binding! I actually love doing bindings...weird but true...find it almost as satisfying as quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36
    Great job, love the quilts. I was also working :x on the binding for my charity quilt that is due for tomorrow...Did I mention just how much I hate hate binding....I started off hand stitching it to the back, but there was no way my hands were going to let me do it...so I followed Sharon Schambler's tutorial but I just can't seem to hit the binding on the back :x . Oh well it is what it is...It's in the dryer and will take it into the auction tomorrow morning.....
    When I started sewing my binding on using the 1/4 inch foot, it's been easier, but I still have to do quite a bit of pinning --I use very fine quilting pins and can sew over them. I have found a 2" binding works best for me, too. I used to use a 2 1/2 inch binding. I've been at this business for years, but it is always rewarding to learn how to do something easier or better!

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    Nice quilts. ... I have not sewn a binding on by hand in years. Love doing them by machine.

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    Thanks for the tut. This is how I end my binding but it is usually a space of time between bindings.....and a lot of frustration trying to remember how to do it. Now I have pictures!!!

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