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    Scrappy Baby Quilt

    I made this 36" x 54" quilt for my BFF's son who is expecting a baby in March. It is made up of scrap 2.5" squares. I thought it would be quick, but sewing together 486 squares takes a while.

    I machine sewed the binding for the first time to save time. I need more practice. Do you have a favorite YouTube video for machine binding?
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    Very pretty, and nice quilting too!

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    great quilt and quilting!!
    QUILTNMO

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    very nice quilt
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    nice job! Thanks for sharing!
    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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    Nice scrappy quilt.

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    I love this quilt! As for binding, I recommend Harriet and Carrie Hargrave's suggestions in "Quilter's Academy, Freshman Year." Unfortunately I am currently vacationing 200 miles from my copy, but their proposed binding has worked well for me every time.
    As much as I hate it, my seam ripper is my best friend.

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    I say when the whole quilt is machine sewn what's the big deal about machine sewn binding.

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    When the whole quilt is machine sewn what's the big deal about machine sewn binding?

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    The technique from the squares to the quilting is amazing!
    ~Sharon

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    Your quilt and quilting turned out great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sushi View Post
    I love this quilt! As for binding, I recommend Harriet and Carrie Hargrave's suggestions in "Quilter's Academy, Freshman Year." Unfortunately I am currently vacationing 200 miles from my copy, but their proposed binding has worked well for me every time.
    I have that book and looked up the instructions. She doesn't include anything on machine finishing the binding... only blind stitching the back by hand. That is how I have always done my bindings, but I'd like to learn how to machine finish a quilt binding that is attractive.

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    love the scrappiness of it. and the quilting is great, love the swirls
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucky View Post
    When the whole quilt is machine sewn what's the big deal about machine sewn binding?
    Nothing is wrong with it. That is why I would like to learn how to do it attractively.

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    Love scrappys!!

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    Another gorgeous scrappy.

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    fine top, beautifully quilted.

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    Just Lovely!
    Proud mom of a daughter in the U.S. Navy currently stationed in Japan.

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    Love your quilt! The quilting really enhances the "simple" pattern (although I agree with you, sewing that many squares together definitely takes some time!)

    For the binding, I've now machine bound two quilts and this is what I did: I've sewn the binding to the front as usual, then pinned it to the back and use a decorative stitch from the front, to attach it (hope my explanations make sense!). Here's a pic of my latest machine binding (sorry, the colours turned out not so great on the picture):

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    Scrappys are my favorite and yours is perfect!
    Have discovered paper piecing!
    OH YEAH

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    I really like your scrappy baby quilt. I especially like your quilting. It really complements the groups of squares. Nicely done.

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    Wow beautiful gift!
    Linda

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    What a great scrappy quilt you did a wonderful job!
    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
    than people who never start projects at all.


    http://quiltingquick.weebly.com/blog.html

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    Great quilt! I love the quilting.
    This is my go to when machine sewing the binding http://www.mccallsquilting.com/blogs...ng-by-machine/
    I can never get the decorative stitches even so this works for me.
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    Very pretty quilt! I have many small squares and I need to start using them as leaders/Enders so I can make a baby quilt like this one.

    Woody: Thanks for sharing the video. I bookmarked it.

    Connie

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