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    Hi at long last I have finished the quilting on my king size quilt and now the binding has any one got some good tips for me as it is the first time I have attempted to do binding. Two questions I would like to ask is what foot should I use and how do I work out how much material I need to buy I'm going to cut my strips 2 1/2" wide. Thank you

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    I use the Eleanor Burns method where you sew the binding up to 1/4 inch before you run off the edge, turn the quilt and run your stitches perpendicular to the binding right off the edge (seam towards you), cut your thread, then make your miter and begin a new row of stitching 1/4 inch from the edge. I only pin the corners after I make the miter. I do not pin any of the binding down before sewing. I just lay about a 4" section and keep my fingers guiding along the edge, stop and line up another 4" etc. I don't know about yardage, I hate math and guess at everything (although I have gotten pretty good at guessing lol) so my guess would be 2 yards would be enough but someone else will probably come along and give you a more accurate number. Binding for some reason has a terrible reputation for being such a difficult thing. I don't think it is that hard and I kind of enjoy it so don't be too nervous about it.

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    Found a calculator online.....never used it before. Not sure if it's correct....

    http://www.mywebquilter.com/Calculat...ookieSupport=1

    Another:

    http://www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/C...Calculator.php


    Hope they're the same and are a help to you.

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    Thank you I will give it a go

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    Thank you very useful

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    I can't live without the Robert Kaufman app...QuiltingCalc
    It calculates binding, borders, backing and more.

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    What a good app. Never seen this before will definately give it a go. Thank you

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    I use both Robert Kaufman and Quilter's Paradise calculators... I usually use the quilter's paradise since I found it first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelea View Post
    I can't live without the Robert Kaufman app...QuiltingCalc
    It calculates binding, borders, backing and more.
    That is one I use. Very helpful to me.

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    I just measure the sides, and add about 12" or more. sidex2 + topx2= and then divide that by 40" to get how many strips I need.
    So for a 100" by 120 quilt, you'd have 200+240=440 /40= 11 strips.
    so take your 11 strips and times it by 2.5 to get 27.5" which is slightly over 3/4 yard, so I'd just buy a yard.

    This is how I sew my bindings on.

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