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« on: August 09, 2013 01:56:07 AM »

So a few days ago my niece gave birth to a beautiful little girl named Haley and after debating what to get her for a gift I decided to go ahead and make something instead. I've been soaking up some YouTube tutorials and crafting blog posts about beginners quilting tips and advice and wanted to try my hand at something a little more "involved" than a previously posted quilt/blanket I had done where the quilting was straight lines sewn "in the ditch" and no binding.

I used this binding tutorial:

http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2013/01/machine-binding-tutorial.html

My binding stitching is all sorts of stupid lol Needless to say I still need a TON of help in the binding department but I have some placemats and table runners I'd like to use as small practice pieces.

Anyway, hope you enjoy!



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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013 05:18:35 AM »

Aww it's beautiful. I love it. And the binding gets easier with practice. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013 07:08:13 AM »

Oooohhh...beautiful!!!  What a precious welcome gift into our wonderful world.

(I know Haley's mom will love it and you may want to start making another because Haley is bound to have a tantrum each time Haley's mom needs to wash it.)

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2013 08:51:16 AM »

This is absolutely darling!  You should be quite proud.  I'm sure she will just love it! 
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2013 09:39:36 AM »

Very sweet!
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2013 10:43:24 AM »

That is lovely!
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013 08:28:08 PM »

It looks great!  The white is really nice with the colors you chose.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013 07:30:29 PM »

Very pretty!  She is going to love it!
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013 08:33:16 AM »

I think you did a great job. The fabric choices are wonderful! Like others have said, the binding gets easier with practice. My trick is to always allow a teeny extra width (1/16+") when cutting. It gives me some ease that makes the final turn/turn/stitch a bit more forgiving.
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013 09:22:41 PM »

thank you all for the lovely compliments!

and DEFINITELY thank you for the binding encouragement Wink I'll have to try the 1/16" tip for sure!
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