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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Making 3/8 binding

Re: Making 3/8 binding 08 Jun 2013 20:29 #104770

  • wsews
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Glad to have a technique to post. Wow a comment from Switzerland! I was there this past winter - such a beautiful country.
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Re: Making 3/8 binding 08 Jun 2013 19:44 #104766

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If I can't put my hands on y bias tape maker. I may use your method. Thanks

Denise
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Re: Making 3/8 binding 07 Jun 2013 22:14 #104742

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Great way to do that bias binding strip! Than you for teaching me!
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Re: Making 3/8 binding 06 Jun 2013 21:04 #104706

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Great picture and explanation, Winnie! Glad you are playing with us in the BOM playhouse!


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Re: Making 3/8 binding 06 Jun 2013 12:24 #104687

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Winnie, thanks for a great picture and description. It may save me buying yet another tool!
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Re: Making 3/8 binding 06 Jun 2013 11:10 #104683

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Good for you Winnie! There are so many different techniques to do any quilting process that we all just need to keep trying them until we find what works best for us!

Your stems look great!! :D


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Making 3/8 binding 06 Jun 2013 09:45 #104682

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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to share my experience with making the 3/8 inch binding. I wanted to use the 3/8 size since I am doing the blanket stitch approach and felt the heavier stems looked better with the heavier looking leaves. I had already cut my strips 1 inch during previous month and didn't want to recut them. I was looking for a 3/8 inch clover binding maker and found this technique online. The girl that posted about it said it was from a 50's sewing book. It worked great for me. I probably had to fiddle with the strip a little more than if using a binding tool, but I got to use my 1 inch strips as is and didn't have to get my fingers near the iron. Basically I put a large needle in my ironing board cover to approximate a 3/8 inch opening. I ironed the two sides about 2 inches in to start and and just pulled the binding through and ironed it as I went. I made all binding quickly and wrapped it around a card to save for future months.

Thanks Margo for all your tips. I took this BOM to learn raw edge applique but have learned so much more. I now own a add a quarter ruler!
I had never done paper piecing before and didn't try it to month 3. What a great technique -- I never could have made the curved arcs without it. I also liked learning about freezer paper templates and turned applique which I will try in future.

I hadn't posted in show and tell since before I am using the kit, but I will post my progress now to show I am using the hints I have learned and they even work for an inexperienced quilter.
Thanks again Winnie
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