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    Missouri Star

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    This will be on a quilt in the future, and what's an extra line on the back, nada for me. Love the look this provides, it's classy!
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    It was no more difficult to put on that a regular binding - just the extra sewing at the beginning to put the 2 strips together. I like this method better than any other machine binding method I have tried - I always miss the edge on the back if I sew to the front first and then stitch in the ditch catching the back. Personally, I don't care for sewing to the back and then using a decorative stitch on the front. This way it was already neatly secured to the back and a bonus decorative flange on the front.
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    i've dun that and really like the way it looks
    a fun way to dress up a quilt
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    Done it and will definitely do it again for the "right" quilt

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    I have tried it and the only tricky part is sewing the ends together on the last side to make sure your seams match. It is all machine finished.
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    Yes I've used it. It really looks nice.
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    I have the tutorial saved but I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the reminder.
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    I wished I had seen this BEFORE I put binding on a table runner I made....EPIC FAIL....now I have to unpick - rip - say bad words - and start all over again. I have never seen such an awful mess and wavey and uneven binding.

    Oh did I mention that I forgot and left my stitch length at 1.8 so there are now thousands of little stitches.

    I'm just going to throw out the binding (not that there will be much left of it when I'm done...lol) and try this method.
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    Thanks, I added it to my bookmarks. Now to remember where I put it when I need it.

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    Yes, I did it on a quilt years ago. It's pretty easy to do and looks really nice! I thought it was brilliant because you machine sew the entire binding with the sewing machine. No hand sewing. I've since learned how to machine sew the binding without using the faux piping. Here is the tutorial I used:

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B13n...JfSHdpZ0U/edit

    It's TLC Stitches and the post was made in 2010.

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