Thursday, September 16, 2010

Binding

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I had a some questions regarding the zig zag stitches along the quilts edge in this post.   I zig zag the edges after I finish the quilting & squaring to prepare the edges for binding.  It only takes a few minutes to do since I do a large zig zag, and it makes the edges so tight and neat while I’m sewing the binding on.  I started doing it along time ago after Amber posted about serging the edges…and since I don’t have a serger, the zig zag works just as well.  Try it……you’ll like it. :)

27 comments:

Anna said...

very cool, serged the edges of my last quilt and I loved it, makes it so much easier to bind. :)

Aleisha said...

I'll have to try this. I have a serger, but unfortunately I don't know how to use it yet :( so zig zag works for me.

Megs said...

Ooooh! I'm gonna have to try this!

Jantine said...

Wow, I never thought about that, but taht is so smart! Thank you for sharing!

Buttons for Baga said...

Jantine said it for me...WOW!!!! I can’t wait to try it. I have been hand basting, but the zig zag sounds a lot quicker and a lot better.

Hugs,
Genie

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Great tip, thanks!

Raven said...

Great idea- I will try it- and probably like it! Was this a reference to Yo Gabba Gabba? ;)

Elizabeth said...

Wow. This is an awesome idea, can't believe this is the first I've heard of it, it makes perfect sense! Thanks for sharing!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

that's a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing!

BoogaJ said...

Oh my gosh! What a simple idea, but I never thought of doing it! I'm about to quilt then bind a quilt in the next week or so and I'm definitely going to do this!

Always Sewing said...

I do this too. Is worth the time, doing this. :)

Merry Made Quilts said...

Thanks for the hint!! I'm def. going to try this!

Bellgirl said...

I've been doing this and using a product called Charlotte's Fusible Web in the bobbin. I sew around right side up, and then when I've attached the binding to the front I can iron it down and it fuses to the back. That way I don't need to use pins or binding clips when hand-sewing the binding. I've done it a couple of times now and it's very cool! here's the product: http://www.punchwithjudy.com.au/shop/charlottes-fusible-web-by-charlotte-warr-andersen-115yds.html

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Great idea! I'm definitely trying it. Your quilting stitches look really nice, too.

lifeinredshoes said...

This is the next step in my quilt...PERFECT TIMING:)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Fantastic tip! Thanks for sharing.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I also serge my quilt edges before binding. It really keeps the binding neat and tidy.

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~Brenda said...

I'll definitely have to try that!!

Now if you could please post a tip on how to not get puckers in our quilts, I'd be ever so grateful! :))

Weatherbee ;) said...

What a great idea!!! I can't wait to try this. ;)

Ellie-CraftSewCreate said...

Wow, what a great tip, I'm going to be doing that from on!

Kari said...

I caught that same thing in the last post and thought to myself, "boy, I learn something new each day." Thanks for the details--very helpful.

meagangracie said...

I've been having some problems with fraying after I wash the quilt and have been considering starting to serge my quilt edges too. It's good to know other people do it.

Annie said...

Brilliant! I don't know why it never occurred to me to do it in the first place!

Nancy said...

That is good to know! Thanks for the tip!

fiberdoodles said...

This is a great idea. What size do you cut your binding?

Nenny Septiana said...

Hi, this is a very nice idea. I always have problems with my fabric edge. Doing binding with frail edge is quite a challenge. So your idea to make zig zag sew is just fit in with what I'm looking for. Thanks a lot!

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