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    Default Spoolin' Around Table Topper

    Just made a quick project today - a table topper to practice/learn how to make and apply bias binding. It was kind of a pain to make - I used the tube/continuous bias method. Sewing the 2nd seam is a little tricky and awkward. After the second try I managed to get enough to bind the topper and it looks quite nice and lies really flat. I will have to use bias binding on the king size Double Wedding Ring Downton Abbey scalloped (!) quilt I am working on so I thought I should give it a try on something a bit smaller first! The topper was made from a kit. I just thought it was really cute!
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    It is really cute. I like it.
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    That turned out cute!

    I don't like the joining of the ends part on bias binding very much. Seems harder to join and finish than straight binding to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K. McEuen View Post
    That turned out cute!

    I don't like the joining of the ends part on bias binding very much. Seems harder to join and finish than straight binding to me.
    Is there a special way to do it? My instructions are for CUTTING bias but the directions ended there and left me in the lurch. I couldn't find anything about joining the ends so I 'wung it' and did it the usual way and hoped for the best. It was a little long but I figured I could just ease it in. I would like to know the proper way (if there is one) if anyone knows! Thanks!!!

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    Very cute, I must agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by a1angiem View Post
    Is there a special way to do it? My instructions are for CUTTING bias but the directions ended there and left me in the lurch. I couldn't find anything about joining the ends so I 'wung it' and did it the usual way and hoped for the best. It was a little long but I figured I could just ease it in. I would like to know the proper way (if there is one) if anyone knows! Thanks!!!
    Haha, I have no clue if there is a proper way to join the bias binding on a curve. I did mine a little bit short, knowing that because it was bias it would stretch to fit. It turned out okay, but was still not as easy.
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    Default Re: Spoolin' Around Table Topper

    I know there are purists who probably know how to do this correctly - I'm not one! BUT, when I'm using bias on a curve I gauge the length when I get very near to joining, clip the ends leaving about 1/2 inch too much and fold this under - and then when stitching down the binding to the back I put a couple hidden stitches in the joint! Ahhhhhhhh, success for me, anyway.
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    BTW Angie, I love your topper - I've been wanting to do something with spools and this is unique. Not much on doing kits though.
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    Your topper looks great! Here's the best tutorial on making bias binding I've run across: Continuous Bias | Lessons | McCall's Quilting Beth takes it slow and easy but her method is foolproof and easy.

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    I like your topper. Spools in a circle...great idea.

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