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« on: November 16, 2008 09:05:33 AM »

Does anyone have any ideas on the best way to bind the grandmother's flower garden quilt?  Seems like if I bind around each flower it will take forever.  I have finished all the quilting and am ready to start on the binding.  BTW, I pieced and quilted this king size quilt completely by hand. (What was I thinking?)

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008 08:19:26 PM »

Sorry to say I have no idea  Undecided  I think they look cool when the edge follows the shape of the hexagon, but I don't know how to do it.  I'm piecing one now and my plan is to add a border so that the edges of the finished quilt are straight - not as cool, but I'm not too brave.


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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008 09:41:43 PM »


I feel like a bit of a fraud cos my grandmothers flower garden quilt is still quite some time off being finished, but I took a class to learn how the grandmothers garden style, and we talked a bit about binding and how to deal with it, so no personal experience yet, but hopefully helpful.

so essentially we talked about two ways.  there is the option of the binding round each corner but you'd have to have the patience of a saint.

half hexagons - for the outermost rows either do an extra row or if you're happy to loss a bit of the quilt, chop off half of the hexagons to create a straight edge, which is then able to be bound.

applipue - applique the quilt top onto another piece of fabric, and then bind that.  The teacher had several examples of this, as this is what she does, and there were some where the applique fabric was pretty small and you couldn't really see it, and some where it was a feature.

hope that helps, let me know if you want more info or if i haven't made sense!  I'd love to hear how you go, as if i ever finish mine I will be facing a similar problem
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