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    Help Please!!! Premade store bought binding

    Hi, I am in a mess here!! I have looked everywhere on the web and asked on the forum No one seems to know the answer to this!!!


    I cannot find anything on this even on YouTube!!! when I Google this I come up with binding a book!! LOL .( or it shows how to use homemade binding)

    Premade double folded Bias binding
    I am trying to find a way to use Premade store bought binding. I am having trouble with it. I cannot figure out how to make a corner with it. (wife is EBay NUTS!!) she found a HUGE!!! lot of bias binding, I always make my own and have no experience with it. I tried to use it once it came out baaaddddd. no matter what I tried it did not go along the edge properly.

    It would not lie flat along edge of quilt and making a corner LOL no way!! After I was done the binding did not feel full. Apparently it pulled away from the edge of the quilt. When it pulled away the backside of the quilt binding was not stitched even though I Pinned it down! Man I do not like this stuff. The quilt (wallhainging) was a gift for someone and the Mailman was on his way I am embarrassed to say I was forced to ship it out like that. As much as I wanted to tear it out, sigh

    Thanks
    Chris

    Ps also have single fold premade binding I need to learn to use also
    Last edited by Eaglefeather_Indiana; December 28, 2010, 04:01 PM. Reason: wording not all correct
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    Re: Help Please!!! Premade store bought binding

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fEv3VXPUEs

    I am hoping this will help you.

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    Blondie
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      #3
      Re: Help Please!!! Premade store bought binding

      thank You Blondie it helped alot!! OK next question now how do you get a good corner with this method??
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        #4
        Re: Help Please!!! Premade store bought binding

        At the risk of sounding silly, I would say very carefully. I reckon I would really be judicious with some straight pins. Not sure about store purchased pre folded stuff. Good luck! Maybe someone else with more experience can jump in!
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        Blondie
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          #5
          Re: Help Please!!! Premade store bought binding

          http://thelittleredhen.typepad.com/m...-tutorial.html

          This isn't for the premade binding but the pictures may help you?
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            #6
            Re: Help Please!!! Premade store bought binding

            I will try to find my store double fold binding and do a sample for you with photos so you can see what I mean....sorry it's taken so long to get back to you on this...
            Michele

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              #7
              Re: Help Please!!! Premade store bought binding

              okay...it took a while..but I found my store bought binding...

              see how one side is longer than the other?




              open up the shorter side completely and place it on your edge like normal binding...you can see the stitches that I had to pull when I forgot to open the binding before I started sewing


              When you come to the corner you fold at an angle up then fold it back down onto itself so that your sides are still lined up.


              when you are done you flip the folded binding to the other side and attach either by hand stitching or by using a top stitch on the edge.


              Hope that helps some!!
              Michele

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                #8
                Re: Help Please!!! Premade store bought binding

                Double fold seam binding is not the right type of product for finishing the edges of a quilt. Abandon the idea and use the proper type of binding. I would stash away the double fold seam binding for other projects that require it. The amount of time and the frustration of trying to use it on quilts isn't worth it. After all the work of constructing the quilt, make sure to use the proper technique for finishing the edges. If you're not sure how to make the proper quilt binding, there are examples on u-tube.
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                  #9
                  Re: Help Please!!! Premade store bought binding

                  Originally posted by rebeccas-sewing View Post
                  Double fold seam binding is not the right type of product for finishing the edges of a quilt. Abandon the idea and use the proper type of binding. I would stash away the double fold seam binding for other projects that require it. The amount of time and the frustration of trying to use it on quilts isn't worth it. After all the work of constructing the quilt, make sure to use the proper technique for finishing the edges. If you're not sure how to make the proper quilt binding, there are examples on u-tube.
                  I use the double fold binding for pot holders. It makes the edges more durable and they tend to stand up to the heat better than if I use plain cotton fabrics.
                  Michele

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                    #10
                    Re: Help Please!!! Premade store bought binding

                    Why is double fold binding not the right kind of binding to use on a quilt? I generally make my own double fold binding so that I get the binding I want, but I do sometimes use the store bought kind, depending on what I am doing. I actually find the double fold easier to use. The secret is you have to open it up completely and line up the raw edges. I always use the first crease as my sewing line. When you get to a corner, take your piece from under the presser foot, fold the binding back on itself, then forward again, holding the corner in place and lining up the raw edges. Keep sewing like you normally do to the end. When you flip it to the back, the center crease lines up perfectly with the edge of the quilt, and the back side lines up with the sewing line you made from the front. Just hand sew at this point (or top stitch if you prefer). My bindings always come out straight and flat.
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