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    Ending binding on quilt

    I don't have a binding tool. I had not ever heard of one until I watched Jenny's new tutorial on Binding a Quilt.
    My problem how do I put the ends together without the binding tool?

    #2
    Re: Ending binding on quilt

    Try this tutorial by Alicia's Attic. I found it for myself, but have to admit I haven't done it this way as yet. Then again, I've only bound two quilted items in my life.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot7Trk6J2Vw

    HTH,
    MM

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      #3
      Re: Ending binding on quilt

      I join my binding without using a tool, but it is the same procedure. The trick is to overlap the one end with the other by the width of your binding. i know this is not a good explaination . Ex. your binding is 2 1/2 inches wide. leave both ends loose about 6-8 inches. Lay one flat against the quilt, take the other end and lay it down over the first piece. measure 2 1/2 inches from the end of the first piece and mark. trim off excess. pin ends right side together at right angles. Sew diagonally across binding. The binding should fit perfect when you lay it back down.
      Now i say that, and most of the time it will for me, but I get in a hurry and twist the binding the wrong way and have to re-do it. If you're unsure, pin or baste it first, before you cut anything.
      “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

      ― Albert Pine

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        #4
        Re: Ending binding on quilt

        There's a good binding tutorial on Jaybird Quilts. She has other tutorials that show how to cut continuous binding and bind curves too.

        Quilting through the dull times
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          #5
          Re: Ending binding on quilt

          Thank you so much for the advice. With this information, I should be able to complete my quilt.

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            #6
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            I love the connecting threads video showing how to do binding. Helped me so much!
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              #7
              Re: Ending binding on quilt

              Katie, that tut is awesome. Makes is so simple and makes me wonder why I needed to buy the binding tool.....oh yeah, for the friendship braid quilt I'm making now...hehehe!
              ;)Nancy

              I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh!?!

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                #8
                Re: Ending binding on quilt

                I use the Connecting Threads technique each time I bind a quilt. Works perfect everytime. I also have used the binding tool but haven't had as good of results.
                Shirley :icon_bigsmile:

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                  #9
                  Re: Ending binding on quilt

                  LOL nancy, that's why i bought the tool too! Never used it on a binding.
                  “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

                  ― Albert Pine

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                    #10
                    Re: Ending binding on quilt

                    That connectiing threads tutorial is awesome. I too, still struggle with the binding tool. Not sure why I can't make it work.... but this sure sounds easy. Thanks for sharing
                    ~~ Hugs and Blessings,
                    Mia

                    ...quilters come with strings attached
                    (boy aint that the darn truth !!)

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                      #11
                      Re: Ending binding on quilt

                      ..... OH MY GOSH.....it worked, the first time! I didn't have to remeasure ... or re cut..... or rip out a single seam. I JUST WORKED. ....

                      I cannot tell you how many times I've fought with binding and this was so simple. Thank you very much for sharing...
                      ~~ Hugs and Blessings,
                      Mia

                      ...quilters come with strings attached
                      (boy aint that the darn truth !!)

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                        #12
                        Re: Ending binding on quilt

                        I made a cute tiered skirt for my little granddaughter, and wanted to apply a decorative ribbon band around the top of the tiers. I used this same method for joining the quilt binding to apply the ribbon. It worked great!

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                          #13
                          Re: Ending binding on quilt

                          After viewing the tutorial, that is what I wound up doing, just did not cut the tail until I was through. Thanks so much for all the assistance.
                          Pat

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                            #14
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                            I will have to try this . . . once I get to that point on any of the five quilts I have started. LOL!
                            Linda L Maurer, Peach Bottom, PA

                            http://gardenquilting.blogspot.com/

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                            "Enter at Your Own Risk" sign on the door of her sewing room (by Tom and Madge Powis)

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