Hi Everyone next question, how do you do your bindings is there an easy way it looks complicated to me but im sure it must be easier than i think otherwise more companies would sell ready made bindings the last quilt i cheated and sent for Lollipops bindings from America, but i have noticed they do not sell that many now. Any help gratefully appreciated (believe me i need all the help i can get)
bindings are easy. i cut them 2 1/2 inches, as many lengths as i need and sew them into one long binding. . i fold them in half and iron that fold all the way down the length. i sew this down with the two raw edges even with the edge of the quilt, and i sew this on the right side of the quilt. i will find a video to show you how to do the corners, they are easy, . there is also an easy technique to join the ends, i'll try to locate that too.
gini in north idaho
I make mine. I have a Fons and Porter book that has directions, I don't cut on the bias its a straight cut binding.
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Bless you i thought they had to be cut on the bias i had the feeling i was in my maths class at school when i was 10 and failing miserably.
Best thing i have ever done is join the rest of you on the forums.
You would probably have to cut on the bias if you are doing a scalloped edge, but my edges are always straight. Hope that helps.
this is almost exactly how i do binding. i don't use the steam a seam, i hand stitch it down. i also use a mitred seam to joint the two ends together. that way they look like all the other joinings
if i have enough fabric i cut them on the bias, i think they lay nicer. sor sure i would do a bias binding on a quilt i wanted to put in a show