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Old 03-18-2011, 06:07 PM
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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. :)

President's quilt
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School Houses
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3-D Pinwheels
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:09 PM
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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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Old 03-18-2011, 06:27 PM
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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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Old 03-18-2011, 06:41 PM
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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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Old 03-18-2011, 07:01 PM
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What beautiful quilts! Nice work on the bindings!
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