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TOPIC: Bias or Straight binding?

05 Jun 2009 06:32 #35788

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Florence, both of the boys' quilts are amazing! I use bias bindings on all of my quilts and think you've made a good choice.


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27 May 2009 05:26 #35579

Florence,
Soooo beautiful! Truly amazing works of art! And I never knew the difference in bindings!
Best of luck with them!
Joan
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26 May 2009 23:17 #35573

Those quilts are BEAUTIFUL, Florence!!! I'm glad you decided on the bias binding. Judy in Torrance
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25 May 2009 14:45 #35548

I'm not yet ready to bind, but I did make bias bindings for both quilts Saturday, and began to quilt last night! I feel much more relaxed now (hopefully not TOO relaxed) as the deadline approaches. Heck, even if I don't get the bindings whipstitched I can glue them in place for presentation! Luckily, unlike most of my quilts, these aren't leaving town the day after :)

Florence
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25 May 2009 11:52 #35546

Florence,
I love the quilts. It is clear how much love and time you have put into them.
I usually use straight-cut bindings because most of my quilts are wall hangings that will not take much (any) wear and tear. However, I have made one Double Wedding Ring with a curved outer edge and the bias binding was the only way to go - it worked out just fine. Not difficult to work with at all.
My current quilt is a crib quilt and I think that even though it is rectangular, I will use the bias binding for its added durability just in case.
Robin
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22 May 2009 01:40 #35458

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Florence, your quilts for the twins are amazing! Truly beautiful! Good luck with the deadline.

Wanda
Happy Quilting,

Shiner TX
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17 May 2009 12:28 #35309

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Florence,

Just stupendous !! You've done an amazing amount of work for these. It's great that they are related quilts, but each very individual---guess that's what it's like with twins, too.

Looking forward to hearing how it all works out. Wishing you thread speed :wink: !

Sue
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17 May 2009 10:09 #35302

thanks for the compliments, and for the replies. I'd never considered that the different kinds of bindings would wear differently, only that bias would work best on curves, so I've learned something today! Still undecided, but I've still got to baste & quilt before I'm ready for binding anyway! Piecing backings today, I'm a glutton for punishment!!
Thanks, Florence
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17 May 2009 08:46 #35297

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Florence,
I love it!! It is so cool and bold at the same time. Honestly, I'd use the bias binding just to be safe. Why take the chance?
eileenkny

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17 May 2009 08:06 #35294

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I tend to use straight for most quilts that are made for use and abuse (such as baby quilts), however for something more of what I would consider "heirloom" ,that I have hand quilted ,I have used bias binding because the wear on it is much less over time. threads on bias binding wear down at different rates as opposed to threads on straight because on straight it is usually one or two threads exposed constantly and consistantly.

Florence, I hope this helps!
Jeanine
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17 May 2009 07:58 #35291

Wow! Those two quilts are absolutely fantastic!!! True masterpieces!
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17 May 2009 06:54 #35286

Florence......WOW! :shock: :!: I don't have an answer for your question, just accolades to you!

Maggie in E. Central Illinois
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17 May 2009 05:45 #35285

Florence...Your quilts are absolutely beautiful...I can see why you were kept busy. You should have no trouble with the new BOM quilt, as you have already done a lot of piecing and it really looks great. Keep up the wonderful quilting. Nan :) :) :)
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17 May 2009 02:41 #35284

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Both those quilts are truly beautiful.

I'd use a straight grain binding - with the fiddly "sticky out bits" (which I like) it could be easy to strech the binding out of shape with the bias. I'd want the straight grain to give me more control.

Another alternative, is to add one more border, probably in the red fabric, that is a bit wider than the points that "stick out" - so that that the on-point square floats on the quilt -background. You will then have a square quilt to bind.

Karen
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