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Old 08-21-2013, 01:08 PM
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I almost always wrestle with getting the ends of continuous binding joined. Don't leave enough slack, have to struggle to get it on the machine, sew the wrong angle, etc.

Had to take it apart twice last night. Only took me about three minutes to do it (correctly) by hand this afternoon. Why didn't I think of that before?
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:21 PM
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Whatever works. I have used needle and thread on difficult spots but now I like to use a little dab of Elmer's washable glue.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:26 PM
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I agree with Tartan, whatever works. There are many ways to do a task...none are right or wrong. This quilting passion of ours is suppose to be FUN! I glad you got it done~
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:41 PM
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Been there, way too many times. I've learned (the hard way) to always leave myself plenty of slack . . . almost to the point of being ridiculous.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:15 PM
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I don't have problems doing it any more, but did recently see a tute on McCall's quilting that was shared here. Tried it (working from memory, no less, which is a dangerous thing!) when I had a binding to put on Monday. Worked like a charm! Here is the link: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccal...ining_the_Ends

And the thread that it came from, which has lots of suggested methods and tutes: http://www.quiltingboard.com/links-r...t-t228030.html
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:19 PM
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Ditto what Tartan stated. Whatever works for you. And that is for anything!
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I found this easy to remember and works for me. I hope this works to show you.

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Old 08-21-2013, 02:47 PM
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I know how to do it. It was just so much simpler to hand stitch the ends together. For some reason trying to get it onto the machine gets me turned around.
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If it works for you, then that's the best solution! Might wish you'd thought of it sooner, but look at it this way - You DID think of it, and now you can do it that way every time without a struggle.
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That was a great link, and I'll try it next time. Thank's.
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