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PostSubject: Putting on Binding by tlcquiltnut   Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:11 am

Title: Putting on binding
Post by: tlcquiltnut on March 10, 2008, 04:19:22 PM
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The friend that taught me to quilt said that she puts the binding on after she has the top done. :afro: BEFORE she quilts it....I have always done this and was wondering does anyone else do this....? :smiley6600:
It is a good way not to loose your binding, and the edges don't ravel while it is being qulted.
BUT, if you take a quilt to a LA'er do not do this. :knuppel2:


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: Pawstoquilt on March 10, 2008, 05:40:55 PM
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Personally--I prefer to put my binding on last--just in case the quilting takes up enough space so it doesn't lay
nice and flat. But........I know a lot of people do it the other way.


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: quiltbrain on March 10, 2008, 06:37:28 PM
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I bind after the quilting is done. Never tried it before quilting.


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: Merry Bee on March 10, 2008, 06:39:31 PM
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After! I don't trust myself to be able to smooth and get it all put together right. So I quilt then bind. I have done a few small pieces the other way around, so I could quilt while riding in the car, and have it finished by the time I got to the destination, where it was to be given as a gift.


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: Pawstoquilt on March 10, 2008, 06:48:57 PM
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OH ISH!!! Perrish the thought of putting that wretched binding on and having the quilting cause bubbles or ripples at the edge. That is as bad as telling me the really is no Santa Claus :tickedoff:.


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: Merry Bee on March 10, 2008, 07:09:12 PM
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No hurry to put that dreaded binding on, Paws. It can wait until last. :laugh:


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: Pawstoquilt on March 10, 2008, 07:15:13 PM
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Well....that's good......I have one in the quilt closet that is finished, quilted and waiting for a binding. No hurry--it's been waiting 1 1/2 years now Evil or Very Mad.


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: golo on March 10, 2008, 08:20:53 PM
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Well Paws, now that you finished up one you can pull that one out of the closet and start binding it straight away... I bet if you listen hard, its been calling you.... "I wanna come out of the closet..I wanna come oout of the closet" shhhhh :whistling:


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: quiltermarynel on March 10, 2008, 09:19:49 PM
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I sometimes put binding on large quilts before I am done with the quilting, but only after I have quilted the borders.


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: missmommy on March 11, 2008, 03:50:27 AM
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I always add the binding AFTER I do the quilting but to keep the edges from fraying you could just run a basting/stay stitch, straight or zigzag, all around. I have a friend who serges the edges.
I know I'm the odd girl out here, but I like doing bindings. :laugh:


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: charalquilts on March 11, 2008, 04:08:02 AM
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I put my binding on after quilting, never tried doing it before. I am with you missmommy...I don't mind the binding either. It's like the last dance......


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: Snaggs55 on March 11, 2008, 05:04:16 AM
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Quilt first then binding!!

However, I NEVER get the binding done right the first time. That is, the ending part where you have to sew the two ends together...usually have to do it at least twice!!! So frustrating!! angry


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: quilton on March 11, 2008, 05:20:36 AM
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You aren't the only odd girl out here!Missmommy. I like doing bindings too, especially in the winter when they cover me up and I can keep warm.
Anyway, I bind when the quilt is finished. I like to "square up" my quilts before binding. they have to be "squared". Its that darn perfection thing again!!!!! I wish I could outgrow it.


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: finisher on March 11, 2008, 05:47:07 AM
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I have never added the binding before the quilting. The thought just never occurred to me. It seems it could cause problems..for the reasons that others have given?


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: Pawstoquilt on March 11, 2008, 06:56:07 AM
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OK--if you girls are trying to make me feel bad--your not!!! I know--I am the odd one here but.....


I still don't like to do binding.


I'm trying to do better--kinda.
If I die--somebody needs to come and finish binding my quilts--you can bet DH won't!!!!



~~~~~SHAME ON PAWS~~~~~SHAME ON PAWS~~~~~


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: golo on March 11, 2008, 07:00:17 AM
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Binding is icing on the cake... and I love icing.... :laugh:


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: missmommy on March 11, 2008, 08:58:49 AM
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Quote from: Pawstoquilt on March 11, 2008, 06:56:07 AM
OK--if you girls are trying to make me feel bad--your not!!! I know--I am the odd one here but.....


I still don't like to do binding.

Paws, if I lived closer I'd come help you with your bindings. Smitten


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: Merry Bee on March 11, 2008, 09:01:58 AM
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Would that agreement be legal and binding? :grin:


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: Pawstoquilt on March 11, 2008, 04:01:51 PM
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Quote from: missmommy on March 11, 2008, 08:58:49 AM

Paws, if I lived closer I'd come help you with your bindings. Smitten


Ya know Missmommy--I think you would too!!! Bless your heart!!!!


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: missmommy on March 12, 2008, 04:20:38 AM
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Quote from: Merry Bee on March 11, 2008, 09:01:58 AM
Would that agreement be legal and binding?


Ouch! :2funny:


Paws - I really would!



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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: tlcquiltnut on March 12, 2008, 08:16:10 AM
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Well, all the comments here are right. I noticed yesterday there was a little ripple in the edges ... :shocked: I will make the binding and NOT attach it from now on.....I never thought of all these things before......guess it comes with experience...
Thanks for all the comments.... police Just goes to show if you have a question , just ask.....tammy


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: Luv2sew on March 13, 2008, 12:11:17 PM
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The reason I really do like binding is so I can sit on my favourite armchair, watch my favourite shows, do some handstitching (which I love to do), and ADMIRE my quilt the whole time! I just love staring at my finished quilt before it leaves my hands.......... Smitten


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: tlcquiltnut on March 13, 2008, 05:53:46 PM
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Make you a deal Paws. I will bind your quilts....yes I will......but then THEY ARE MINE........... :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:


JUST KIDDING JUST KIDDING JUST KIDDING









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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: BearFoot on March 13, 2008, 08:09:26 PM
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Quote from: tlcquiltnut on March 13, 2008, 05:53:46 PM
Make you a deal Paws. I will bind your quilts....yes I will......but then THEY ARE MINE........... :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

I already tried that once TLC...Paws is too slippery for that ploy! :2funny:


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: Pawstoquilt on March 14, 2008, 05:04:40 AM
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Quote from: Luv2sew on March 13, 2008, 12:11:17 PM
I just love staring at my finished quilt before it leaves my hands.......... Smitten



SEE......there you go........... that's why I don't finish the binding!!!!
As soon as the binding is on and the quilt is finished--it's GONE!!!!
Thanks Linda--I know there was a reason I don't like binding.

Good try Tammy and Barbara--but I got your number!!!


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Title: Re: Putting on binding
Post by: missmommy on March 18, 2008, 06:57:33 AM
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Paws - I've said it before, if you were closer I'd do the bindings for you!
BTW - bindings can be done completely by machine...I do it by machine on placemats, hot pads, placemats. Look at my hot pads in webshots.
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