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    I take my 2 1/2 in strips and begin about 4 inches from the corner on the back side of the quilt. I lay the rght sides together and fold the binding in half and sew it 1/4 inch from edge. Then, I go all the way around the quilt rounding the corners . then turn it over and sew it to the right side of the quilt. this will not make mitered corners, but rounded corners. if you want mtered corners, then start at the top edge and leave about 1 inch overlap. CLip on each side and then , fold your corners into neat little miters.

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    My quilt is 101" x 101" can you work out how much I need I'm going to cut my strips 2 1/2" thank you

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    If your fabric is cut perfectly straight you will need 10 strips or 25" of fabric. I would get a yard just to have a bit extra to straighten the edges and maybe cut an extra strip just to be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ding View Post
    My quilt is 101" x 101" can you work out how much I need I'm going to cut my strips 2 1/2" thank you
    The Robert Kaufman app is very useful. Total binding length 414. number of wof strips 11 yardage 5/6.The app is a quilting calculator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ding View Post
    My quilt is 101" x 101" can you work out how much I need I'm going to cut my strips 2 1/2" thank you
    The Robert Kaufman app is very useful. Total binding length 414. number of wof strips 11 yardage 5/6.The app is a quilting calculator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ding View Post
    My quilt is 101" x 101" can you work out how much I need I'm going to cut my strips 2 1/2" thank you
    Perimeter of quilt = 101"+101"+101"+101" = 404" running length

    # strips needed = 404"/40" wof = 10.1 strips
    so I would cut 11 strips

    yardage needed = 11 strips * 2.5"/strip = 27.5" = .764 yards
    so given the need to clean up/straighten edges and to have some for screw-ups, I would get a yard of fabric.

    My rule of thumb is that a yard will provide 14 - 2.5" x WOF strips; half-a-yard is 7 - 2.5" x WOF strips. At the quilt shop, I then do a quick calculation of how many strips are needed per each side and that gives me a good estimation of how much fabric I will need for binding.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ding View Post
    My quilt is 101" x 101" can you work out how much I need I'm going to cut my strips 2 1/2" thank you
    If you're cutting on the WOF, you'll need to cut 11 strips....about 1 yard of fabric. Technically, 7/8 of a yard. a little more never hurt.

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    I always sew my binding on with a walking foot. Otherwise it slips and makes ripples. I used to hand sew the second side on but arthritis is making it very difficult so I tried machine binding by sewing my binding on the back side of the quilt. Then ironing the binding out, turning it to the front and sewing just along the edge of the binding. There is a line on the back just to the edge of the binding all the way around. But the binding is flat and neat.
    Quilters never die, they just go batts.

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    This video helped me finally get over my fear of binding and I have been quilting for a very long time! (Binding A Quilt in 6 Easy Steps)

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xWh90tXr7g4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesie View Post
    This video helped me finally get over my fear of binding and I have been quilting for a very long time! (Binding A Quilt in 6 Easy Steps)

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xWh90tXr7g4

    I just love her style! Thank you!

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