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Old 06-25-2011, 09:49 AM
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My quilts are ready to be sent but i'm a little upset because they wanted the binding zigzaged and I feel that it looks messy. Is there a way to do it better on the next quilt? :cry:
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:52 AM
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:53 AM
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I don't know. I zigzagged the ones that I made for them. I think that it makes them a bit messy looking too unless you make them perfect all the way around. But thats impossible for me. But we have to do what they ask.

I did the funky monkey one like the one on the right. In the same colors. That was my very first one I did for them. :)
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:04 AM
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I did not zig-zag the bindings on my quilts but sewed them with a 2.6 straight stitch. I received a "thank-you " for the 4 quilts I sent and no mention about the incorrect bindings.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:24 AM
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The kits I got did not say I had to use ziz zag, just recommended it . Of course they will not refuse them. They have volunteers available to 'fix' those that really need it. I did mine with the blanket stitch.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:25 AM
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I think that they want to make sure that single stitches don't come out cause the kids pick at the bindings. I would think any well stitched binding, other than single stitch would be OK. I've actually used double needles on some of my bindings.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:12 PM
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I thought the zig zag looked a little messy too. I did it on my first one, but I used a decorative stitch on my 2nd one....I figured it was the same result...lots of stitching on the binding.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:09 PM
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It seems to look pretty good on the front but went off the edge on the back. Is there a way to stay on the line on both sides? I would like to do more but I would like them to look nice and not be stressed about it!!!!!! :roll:
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I just mailed mine and the instructions did not say anything about zig zag.
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