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« Reply #80 on: January 09, 2013 07:50:14 AM »

I found a super awesome way to do binding the other day. It is like two teeny weeny tiny differences from my usual binding, but makes a huge difference. I don't hand sew binding, I'm a lazy rebel like that, and in this way instead of machine stitching it on 1/4 inch from the corners, you turn it 90*, 1/4 inch away at the first corner and sew off the quilt, and then you start the other side of the corner from the very edge. I'm sure that makes no sense, but see this:
http://scrapendipitydesigns.com/blog/?p=414

Ooh, thanks for that tip. As you say it's only a tiny difference but I can see how it would work. I'll be sure to try it on my next quilt.

Also, I've found when machine stitching binding, I actually attach it to the back and fold over to the front, that way I can stitch the edge of the binding down slowly and carefully and it looks nice.

Yep, this is how I do binding too. I'm both lazy and impatient, so by the time I get to the binding stage I just want the quilt to be done. Now. So I machine stitch it to the back first, then fold it over to the front, which hides the seam from where I just sewed on the back.

amalgam I use double wide bias tape as binding pretty much all the time, unless I can't find a bias tape the right colour. See above re me being lazy. Cheesy
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« Reply #81 on: January 09, 2013 09:47:16 AM »

I'm not sure what kind of folding my bias tape had is called. It wasn't folded down the middle, just on either side going toward the middle. Honestly, I usually self-bind with the backing fabric so I can avoid real binding. Tongue But I'm starting to lose my fear of real binding.
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« Reply #82 on: January 09, 2013 03:35:39 PM »

Hey peeps! I need to make a 12 inch mini quilt, and the person I'm making it for loves mid-century stuff. I found this and thought maybe I could replicate it. Any ideas/suggestions on how to go about that, or maybe alternate ideas? 12 inches does seem a bit confining, but that's what we're doing.

http://pinterest.com/pin/7529524346922119/

ETA: or maybe some of the elements from this one?

http://pinterest.com/pin/7529524346922024/
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« Reply #83 on: January 09, 2013 04:00:16 PM »

Those are cool MareMare 12 in is small, but still doable
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« Reply #84 on: January 09, 2013 04:28:13 PM »

You could go with traditional curved piecing or barring that, maybe try the Steam-a-Seam 2? I have some and it says that you don't have to stitch around the edge of your shapes if you use it. I haven't tested that claim myself though...
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« Reply #85 on: January 09, 2013 06:55:44 PM »

I like the second one. I've used Steam a Seam before. If you use any of those type of products make sure you wash your material first so they stick.
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« Reply #86 on: January 10, 2013 01:59:32 AM »

Hey peeps! I need to make a 12 inch mini quilt, and the person I'm making it for loves mid-century stuff. I found this and thought maybe I could replicate it. Any ideas/suggestions on how to go about that, or maybe alternate ideas? 12 inches does seem a bit confining, but that's what we're doing.

http://pinterest.com/pin/7529524346922119/

ETA: or maybe some of the elements from this one?

http://pinterest.com/pin/7529524346922024/

I like the second one for a small quilt, there is more going on, the first one has too little detail for a small quilt (IMHO!)...what about applique, with perhaps a little trapunto quilting of the elements?

http://pinterest.com/isiscat/quilting-trapunto/
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« Reply #87 on: January 10, 2013 07:00:23 AM »

So Bonnie's birthday is in two weeks and I haven't started on her Skyrim quilt. I can't find any paper piecing patterns for it. Any ideas on what should do? Would icons from another fandom work? Help!:(
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« Reply #88 on: January 10, 2013 11:08:44 AM »

Amalgam - what about aplique instead of paper piecing?
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« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2013 11:26:25 AM »

Thanks guys!

sorry amalgam, I'm not familiar with Skyrim at all Sad
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