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Re: Wavey Bindings 24 Apr 2014 10:19 #117536

HHMMMM - I think you ladies are onto something. I have not been pinning my binding, so perhaps it is stretching despite my using the walking foot. Next project, I am going to take more time and pin first - bet that will do it! Thank you so much.

PS - I haven't been totally "offline" for the 6 years, just usually a "lurker" with more to learn than offer! But, it's nice to see that someone noticed and welcomed me to speak more often!
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Re: Wavey Bindings 24 Apr 2014 01:44 #117526

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Something must stretch while you work. I don't know if this is your problem, but I find it very important to have everything lying flat on the table while pinning the binding on. If you don't pin it that might be your problem because it's easy to stretch things while sewing. It should not matter that you do wider bindings.

On straight edges you can have binding cut on the grain, but if you really can't get it to work you could make bias binding and stretch that a little bit while pinning.

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Re: Wavey Bindings 24 Apr 2014 01:36 #117525

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It may be moving as you sew. Are you using your walking foot?

Are you measuring the binding before attaching it?

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Wavey Bindings 24 Apr 2014 01:15 #117522

I posted a question in 2008 about wavey borders and all of the advice given by members was very valuable, so I'm back for more! Thanks to your tips, my borders all lie perfectly flat and stay very straight after quilting. Ths problem I run into occurs when I put the binding on. Once it is attached, the very outside edge is wavey, and gets a bit worse once the binding is sewn down. So far, it can be made to "behave" by my trusty steam iron, but I know it's not right. My preference is for a slightly wider binding, about 1/2". Often, i machine sew it on to the back, and stitch it down on the front using a decorative machine stitch. The problem seems to be the same if I sew from front to back, hand sew, or use a narrower binding, Does anyone have any ideas as to what may be causing this, or what I can do better to get rid of it? Any help will be greatly apprecaited!

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