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Bound Friday five

1. Do you make your own binding or purchase it?  You can purchase binding? -- No, I guess I knew that but I've never done it. I like to pick my own fabric.

2. Do you sew on your own binding or let the longarm machiner do it? Nobody else touches my quilts.  :)    (Not til they're finished, anyway!)

3. What method do you use to put binding on? I just cut straight strips, and I haven't done one lately so I can't remember how wide I cut them - 2-1/4"?? I cut the ends at a 45-degree angle, and usually it takes a couple of tries to get them all together correctly - I'm very bad at that for some reason. Then fold in half, iron and sew onto the front of the quilt. I like to sew the back side down by hand, I've seen some machine-sewn ones that look good but I don't do it that way myself.

4. Have you ever done strips/plaids on a bias binding? I don't do bias. Stripes running across on a straight binding look great, I've done that a number of times. Plaids would probably look better cut on the bias, although I've used them from time to time.

5. Have you ever made binding on a scallop edge? I've never made a quilt with a scallop edge. It's not really my style, although that's not to say I'd never do it. I might, someday!


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Jun. 23rd, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Haha I always mess up sewing my strips too!

I'm glad I'm not alone in that. I always have to pull out my book to remind me how to sew the diagonal line....ya know even though I've finished 12 bed sized quilts in a year I still screw it up. And I end up sewing one wrong too....so that I hvae the wrong side of the fabric showing at some point.
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