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    Hi everyone! Mom did a new video tutorial on making continuous binding using the Bias Ruler from Susan Brown. As I was putting the video together for her, it seemed a little bit confusing, but mom thinks it should be fine. So before I release it to the public where questions will abound, I wanted to lean on our uber quilters here in the forums.

    Could you take a second and watch this tutorial and then tell me if it makes sense to release it right now to the wild? It's a private URL so please don't pass it around yet, also, it is brand new so it may look a bit blurry while youtube renders it, so don't pay any attention to the fuzziness, just the message.

    THANKS!!
    -YSGLCG

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12VNavQleCM

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    Hi Bill! Looks like I'm the first to reply.

    I was interested in this video because I have made my own binding for many years. I use the directions from a Bias Binding Card I bought from a quilt shop many years ago.
    I found it easy to follow probably because I have made my own before. But, I also think that it will be easy for the newer people to follow.

    I do press my seam open once sewn, that helps alot when I put the binding on my quilt.
    I did notice she measured it and said you get 200 inches of binding for half a yard. The only thing I can think of that might be helpful is if Jenny says something like - "so that means a yard would be 400 inches, etc. Plus, if you make a 200 inches binding strip, and you are doing a smaller project, save your leftovers and keep them in a baggie and perhaps sew those together for a larger quilt in the future for different colors of binding on a quilt." Does this make sense?

    I think it's a wonderful tutorial and that it will help those that want to make their own. In fact, I think if I used this method, it would even save me time from the way I do mine now.

    Thanks for all the tutorials. I love watching them over and over again.

    Hugs,

    quilting trish
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      I think that this is something that a new quilter should be able to do. Might have to watch the tutorial a couple of times.

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        I think it is easy to understand. Jenny does an excellent job of simplifying and explaining. The videos are wonderful. Please keep them coming.

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          I got everything except for how she pins it together and matches the lines up...but also im a beginner. Maybe if she explains that part a little better and uses white fabric with black lines would help us see what shes doing! Hope this helps! But other than that its great!

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            ahhh very good feedback! The pinning the lines together was the thing I was worried about too...

            Great suggestions Trish!

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              Just watched the video and I also had trouble understanding pinning the lines together. I'm a total newbie to quilts though and had to watch it a few times. The lines marked on the fabric were hard for me to see and when Jenny said the two lines "cross over" it was not easy to see that on the video. Was not sure if the two lines make an actual cross shape when pinned together or do they match up one on top the other?

              Otherwise the video was great...and certainly a topic that would seem to be a big time saver making continuous binding. (something I have not yet done...ever!)

              Love all the videos! Thanks for all the great work you do!
              Linda
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                Bill, a good tutorial, but I was watching it from the view of someone who has done this. I agree the charcoal pencil on white may have been easier to see, especially to show how the lines cross over when pinning. Of course someone doing this would immediately see what Jenny is talking about, but you do want people to be able to visually see on the actual tutorial.

                As a side note to Jenny, that triangle that is cut off can be stitched to the other end making a parrallelogram which is then included in drawing the lines giving absolutely no waste and a lot more bias strip. This may however make the tutorial a little longer and more detailed which may defeat the purpose of keeping it simple.
                Lynn

                "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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                  I saw no problem with understanding her, but I do agree that if your new to watch it a few times. I also watched the other video she did using the tool, I prefer that method instead. I suggest a new quilter watch both and try both methods to find out how it works for them. Thanks for all of the work that goes into the making of these tuts. Keep it up!
                  Have a blessed day in HIS name!
                  PAULA

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                    I love anything Jenny did ...to be honest I probally would not make that tho. I couldnt see the line but didnt really understand what she meant by cross over but Im so new to quilting...alot escapes me..I did however love the quilt as you go method...then went and watched another one that started in the center of placements and worked til the end...Jennys style always is clearer then anyone else's.
                    One Moment at a time

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                      i love the technique... you guys are a class act... only thing. the pencil marks are not really there. if you were to redo it... use a different marker. and then have Mom explain the lines better. but i think i could do this.

                      oh i'm an uber uber yeh. super duper uber yeah. lalalala la l lalaaa. hit it jan...
                      all the best
                      Gina

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                        Originally posted by Laura108 View Post
                        I love anything Jenny did ...to be honest I probally would not make that tho. I couldnt see the line but didnt really understand what she meant by cross over but Im so new to quilting...alot escapes me..I did however love the quilt as you go method...then went and watched another one that started in the center of placements and worked til the end...Jennys style always is clearer then anyone else's.
                        Okay, why don't you just come out and ask, "OH, BRIIIIIDGEEEETTE! Do you get this?!" b/c I'm like the slowest person here and if "I" get it, then ANYONE can get it! I just took it for granted that the "cross-over" part meant that they laid on top of each other, do they not? Also, yes, white would have jumped out but I could easily see what she meant.

                        Just like StitchinTime and Laura both say, I wholeheartedly concur and it is why I am the BIGGEST FAN of Jenny's (yes, I save ALL of my personally autographed receipts that I am fortunate enough to get from her b/c she's my personal Rock Star! You'll see if I EVER get to the shop and meet her in person, I'll CRY!!! ) she makes everything SEW simple! I watch and have watched other videos around the web and they'll be on the very same topic and I SWEAR they are talking in some foreign language that I just don't get! But not Jenny, clear as a bell!

                        I also want to express my heartfelt appreciation for all that goes into the videos b/c I would surely not be quilting w/o them!

                        As an aside ... when do WE get to see the YSGLCG?! (I almost typed QG, as in Quilting Guy!)

                        I only have one question ... what is the difference between this binding and "bias binding" and when/why would I apply this binding as opposed to the regular binding that Jenny has taught?

                        *HUGS* and Alohas!
                        *HUGS* and Alohas, Bridgette

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                          Originally posted by RockyMountainHorseMama View Post
                          I only have one question ... what is the difference between this binding and "bias binding"
                          Bridgette, this is bias binding, it's just an easy way to mark and cut it, using the ruler.
                          Lynn

                          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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                            whooooo hoooooooooooooo - i have been doing it right !
                            Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
                            hugs, Suzi
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                              I get how Jenny made the binding but I don't get how you use it. Is this a prelude to doing a scalloped binding? Or just a regular binding? No Bridgette it's not you it's me. I'm the dumb one. It is very clear on the how. Now I just need the why. Thanks Bill and Jenny. Jan
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