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Fayedenn posted on Sun, Feb 26 2012 8:56 PM

I saw a really cleaver video that demonstrated using the backing as the binding as well (in one piece).  As I recall there was some kind of tool to help you measure and cut off the extra bulk.  I cannot remember where I saw it!  Has anyone heard of this?  I'd really like to try it ona wall hanging I made.  Thanks, Fayedenn

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I tried it once but I really did not like the way it looked and I will stick with binding them. Never heard of a special tool for doing this.

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BTW, Hi and welcome to the group Faydenn

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Nana replied on Sun, Feb 26 2012 9:10 PM

I really don't know what the tool is or where you can find it.  I find it more difficult to try to wrap the backing smoothly to the front than it is to use binding.,   Sorry I am just not much help with this one.

Welcome to the site though and hope you drop by and chat with us frequently.

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Feb 26 2012 10:46 PM

The only time I've tried this was with some pot holders, and even with something so small, I had a hard time getting a good miter on the corners.  Sorry I'm no help with your question.  Welcome to QCA!  Come chat with us more!


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gini replied on Sun, Feb 26 2012 11:04 PM

Hi fayedenn, welcome to the group.    I used to make that kind of binding when I was making quilts for warmth.  It is quick and easy as I recall.   I haven' t made binding like that in years.   Regular binding is easy and I think looks better.     I do the double fold method, as most of us here do, it lasts longer

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gini replied on Sun, Feb 26 2012 11:07 PM

Fayedenn, do you have a link to that video?  Oh, duh, I see you're looking for it.   Hmmm, I' ll see if I can find one.

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gini replied on Sun, Feb 26 2012 11:09 PM

http://www.lorettaalvarado.com/binding.htm

See if this is it.

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gini replied on Sun, Feb 26 2012 11:11 PM

http://www.lorettaalvarado.com/binding.htm

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gini replied on Sun, Feb 26 2012 11:13 PM

Sorry about the double post, I'm trying to figure out how to get a live link on my iPad.  So far I'm stumped, you'll have to cut and paste to your browser.

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Annie replied on Mon, Feb 27 2012 8:03 AM

Gini,

I havent figured out all the nuances with my iPad either, we should compare notes.

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Pat M. replied on Mon, Feb 27 2012 9:40 AM

On youtube.com there is a video called Quick Easy Mitered Binding Tool----the tool (called Quick Easy Mitred Binding Tool---note different spelling) can be found at Nancy's Notions, Quilt in a Day or Clotilde.  I have used a similar technique on utility quilts that will be tossed when worn out.  For a "keeper", I would do a regular binding so that if the binding should wear out (this is often what happens), the binding can be replaces.  Hope this helps.

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Pat M. replied on Mon, Feb 27 2012 9:48 AM

That should read the binding could be "replaced"--I have a cold and it's time for a nap.

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Joy replied on Mon, Feb 27 2012 10:42 AM

I bought the binding tool but didn't have much luck with it. Sometimes I'm better off figuring things in my own head. It is a fairly easy process to do. (If I can explain the way I did it correctly). I trimmed the backing about 3/4 of an inch away from the quilted top. folded over once, toward the quilt top and ironed. I brought the folded edge over the quilt top and pinned. The corners were easy to put into a mitered look. I sewed from the front and done!

 

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gini replied on Mon, Feb 27 2012 10:46 AM

Annie, I finally figured out how to get pictures from the iPad to this site,   I had to go to the apple store and have them walk me through it and write  it down,

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