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« on: February 13, 2006 11:41:34 AM »

I really really don't want to bind this baby quilt I've made.  What are my other options?
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2006 11:41:46 AM »

tuck the edges under (together to the center of the quilt sandwich) and sew them together.  which is more tedious than just binding the quilt, to get things smooth you almost have to do all the work by hand.  It's possible to plan for this kind of finish and do it by machine, but it's still fiddly to get together.

sorry to not have another option for you.

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2006 12:07:33 PM »

i once sorta did what mieka described (b/c i didn't read the chapter on binding  Wink) and it didn't work all that great. it was uneven as it didn't quilt perfectly straight and some parts i really had to fudge to get together. it was hard to get it folded in then sewn in any semblance of a straight line. and the corners started puckering up where my fudges came together.
though it's not much fun i'd also suggest a regular binding.
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cmoore
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2006 10:45:05 PM »

As tedious as binding is (my least favorite part of the quilting process) it is the simplest way of finishing a quilt. Other methods are usually even more work.
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