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Thread: Self Binding Blanket

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    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
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    One of my Hospice patients is an amazing lady that is bright and cheerful and always busy. This fine lady had some little squares of flannel, and sewed them together into a rag quilt effect, with only one layer. I took a photo of her project. Then she used the Self Binding technique, directions included also. She usually makes these blankets with just two different flannels, but this one is her original unique idea. I wanted to share her idea with you for this binding.

    Darlos's baby blanket with rag squares
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    That looks cute! I'm gonna have to take a good look at that.
    Thank you for posting this.

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    Thanks for sharing the tip! And your quilt is just adorable!

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    That is so cute and so sweet! thanks for posting this.

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    Interesting. Love the quilt. Thanks for the info. I may need to try that.

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    That is a really cute baby blanket! I'm going to print out your helpful tips

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    Boy, tell that lady thanks! I love that idea and am making Project Linus quilts myself now....Gotta try that!
    Ellen

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    What a precious baby quilt-so soft looking. Thanks for sharing this binding info.

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    Very cute quilt!!! Please tell your lovely lady patient thank you for sharing this with us and thank you for posting this wonderful tip :D :D :D

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    Thank you for sharing this great idea!!
    I just had to print it, so I won't lose
    your thread!! I am anxious to try it out.
    :D :D :D :D

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    I don't get it. The front is 30", the back is 40", you lay them together and sew..... where? :shock: I must be missing something since I read it three times and still don't get it.

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    Find the center on all four sides of each piece. Pin it together there, and outward. The extra 5 inches on each corner of the backing will be at the corners. Then sew that triangle at each corner, which miters it.

    Turn it right side out, and the self binding is that 5" that pulls around to make the edge (my friends was that yellow, which was actually the backing, which pulls around to the front for a 'border'.

    When it's all turned right side out, smoothed out, then topstitch on the edge of the seam between front and back (by that 5" border) which holds it from shifting in use and laundering.

    Does this help?


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    Ahhh... I get it. I was thinking laying the 30" on the 40", sewing around the edge of the 30" and that didn't make sense.

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    no problem. When my hospice lady first told me about it, I didn't "get it" either. Then she gave me this set of directions (posted), and then when I finally saw the first one, it all made sence. I like them a bit bigger than the 30X30, but that would be easy to do too.

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    Okay... I get it until you get to the folding part.

    And are you folding it so that the back is on the inside or the front is on the inside?

    Thanks so much for posting this. I'm washing my fabric right now!!

    Mindy :)

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    Thanks for sharing, tell your friend it is a beautiful baby quilt. I have made a few rag quilts and am excited about trying one with this method.

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    Cool idea love it just love it. Tell her THANKS A BUNCH

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    My Mom used that method on the last quilt (lap) she made me. The backing is a little bigger than the front and when it is folded and stitched down on the front it looks just like a sewn on binding.

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    Very cute - I am going to have to try this! I am making several blankets for a hospital. This will be a nice change of pace!

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    Beautiful!!! I am gonna try it too.THANKS for sharing!! :thumbup: :-)

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    Tell your lady Thanks for the tip! I will try it. I too, printed the info and will attempt it with my next blankie! :lol:

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    I used this method to bind my first quilt. But I made it smaller like a regular binding. Read it in a quilting book somewhere.

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    This is such a pretty little quilt... love the colors.. Thank you for the instructions too. I have to try this out.

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    Love the little quilt. Will have to check out this method. Thanks.

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    There is a great tutorial on this self-binding receiving blanket at:
    http://piecenquilt.blogspot.com/2009...-tutorial.html

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