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  1. A friend from my guild taught me this technique and I love it! I call it Machine Binding with an Accent Fabric Cut the accent fabric (which will become the inside "flange") in 1 1/2" strips Cut the primary fabric in 1 1/4" strips Sew these together on the long edge. Press. Fold. Then press again. Sew to the the back of the quilt. Fold the binding over and then stitch in the ditch on the front of the quilt. Sorry, these are not the best pictures.... in the pic with the blue fabric, the strip on the left is when I sewed the two pieces together on the long en
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  2. Ann Wight

    Machine sewing binding

    I posted a tutorial a few years ago. I always stitch to the back first and then topstitch to the front....have done hundreds of quilts like this with my DSM. Its quick, neat and easy. I always use a 2.5 inch binding. http://bunkhousequilts.blogspot.com/2012/03/machine-binding-tutorial.html
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  3. Hi All, I received an email from Rita's daughter today and Rita went to be with the Lord today. I pray she is at peace and no longer in pain. Thank you all who participated in making her special quilt. I know that quilt gave her joy and comfort. Rita was the first person to help me when I got an old stretched rotary machine. She was a wealth of knowledge and helped guide me on how to load it and work on the machine. I was actually able to meet her in person at Camp Mowana. The one thing that Rita loved most was quilting. I pray she is in quilting heaven and enjoying every minute.
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  4. Just finished my 2nd custom quilt with IQ. It is Deck the Halls by Claudia's Creations. The redwork is done with the Deck the Halls machine embroidery CD, The quilting is all done by IQ. I had this posted in Computer Aided Quilting but Gator thought I should post it here too so more people would see it. I added IQ in July 2016 and am loving it so far! I learned so much on this quilt but don't get much time to quilt on my own stuff, and do mostly panto's for customers, so I hope I can retain some of what I learned by the time I get to custom quilt again! Thanks for looking! Robi
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  5. Me too. I can see the wool blanket shrinking, even a little bit, after it is washed. What a mess that would be. I would think our machines could take it, I just would not want to do it.
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  6. Yikes! Let us know if you do it! I think I would have said no right off the bat! Whew!!!
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  7. Shana, Well that definitely sounds like a challenge. I've quilted up to 3 layers of batting so I would guess that your machine can handle it. You will have to go a little slower so that your needle doesn't get caught in the batting and of course you will have to make your hopping foot higher to accommodate the additional thickness. I'd probably load it and just try to see what happens and if it doesn't work you can at least say you tried. I know these machine have worked through some thick material in the past so I would guess it can handle it. By the way it is great to see yo
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  8. https://quiltsocial.com/2-ways-to-machine-stitch-a-binding-on-a-quilt/ I found this blog this morning and thought I would pass along the link seems like we are all after that perfect SEWN ON BINDING In the comments section, another lady has gone to the 3/8ths inch seam to sew on the binding first, that is what I like best too. Rosemary
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  9. Many good ideas. Here's what I do. I use Sharon Schambers technique using Elmers washable school glue. Make sure it is the WASHABLE kind. This can be seen on YouTube called Binding the Angel. I use my DSM to sew the binding to the front, then turn it to the back, run a thin line of Elmers washable school glue along the stitch line, fold the binding over overshooting the stitch line enough to catch it when sewing from the front and press the binding down. The hot iron dries the glue and "pins" the binding in place. I then stitch in the ditch from the front. The glue does not get stiff an
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  10. Robin

    Triple Barn Star

    I can't seem to find the quilting motifs that didn't go well, referring to your statement that "some went better than others". They all look pretty gorgeous to me!! I only dream of quilting like that! Robin in MT
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  11. Happy Mother's Day to ALL the Wonderful Mom's out there! Here is the Quilt totally finished with the label. "Hand sewn on " For all of you out there that are shaking your head at the machine sewn on binding.. I'm sorry, I just can't hand sew. My hands go numb on me Happy Quilting, Rosemary
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  12. Quilta93

    Collage Quilts

    Cute quilt. I really like the he fill quilting. Used to have a tomato cushion years ago. Deb.
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  13. I do it Connie's way - attaching the binding to the back, then folding it to the front to machine sew it down. This way, you can control the line of stitching where it is most obvious - on the front. I always use a decorative stitch - usually a serpentine stitch. I have never been able to make it look good with a straight stitch. I often use a variegated thread to dress things up a little. I think it looks great! Carol
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  14. RosemaryJ08

    Machine sewing binding

    Mary, Definitely the Wonder clips.. I tried the pins too and I was also missing some spots in the back. And Ohhhhh I hate it when they stick me!! I have the red ones and everyone is different.. I like a wider binding.. so on that last quilt you seen, I cut those strips 3.25 and then when I stitched it to the top.. I had a 3/8ths inch seam.. now remember I did have two layers of batting.. but I really have noticed that with Lucey sewing down the edge a 1/4 inch in.. that really makes a big difference. (I think) anyway, I think the red clips are 1/2inch and when I really tugged against th
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  15. It's called Time Warp. I made it bigger by adding 2 more yellows so I also needed more background fabric.
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  16. LibbyG

    News about Rita

    Even though I've known Rita was in a lot of pain and not feeling well for years, I was hoping that she'd get better. Yet it gives me comfort to know that we made her last days a little more special with our cards, thoughts and prayers, and the comfort quilt. She had a wonderful sense of humor. I loved reading her posts, especially about Himself, and her emails. May her memory be eternal.
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  17. Hey Connie, Great idea for those Photo Frames.. I will keep that in mind. Mary Beth.. you would be a pro at Embroidery right out of the box Just like quilting.. the threads , and all the products out on the market now to make it so fool proof are amazing. Don't ever think you are too old, purchase a good quality machine and like an APQS machine.. the results speak for themselves ! I'm glad everyone likes the label.. I just realized looking at it that I forgot my signature 2 little paw prints .. I have 2 cats and when I finish something, since they have been along for the whole
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  18. LisaC

    News about Rita

    I Just saw this last night and although it makes me sad we have to know Rita has been set free. My wholehearted condolences to her family and they are in my prayers! I am so thankful she received a loving quilt from her forum friends. She blessed us!!!!
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  19. Liam

    News about Rita

    So Sorry to hear that!! May she be at peace now. I met Rita and himself a few years back in Milwaukee at a quilt show. Had a wonderful time! She was a special lady with a great sense of humor. She will be sadly missed here on the forum. My thoughts & prayers continue for the family.
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  20. I had been wondering how Rita was doing. Thanks for letting us know the sad news.
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  21. Thanks everyone for the nice comments, Cagey, I posted the quilt under topic "My Accomplished Quilting" on here, you can see the top there without the binding on yet. Betsy, yes the label is Embroidery, what I did was select the biggest "built in" heart shape that fits my Babylocks biggest hoop, this one is 7inches at the widest point and 6 inches tall. I also selected a font that is already in my machine. I don't want to sound like I am tooting my own horn, but this label that I turned into a John Deere tractor with a round bale of hay in the wagon, to go on a John Deere quilt
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  22. Gator

    News about Rita

    My heart broke when I heard Rita went to be with our Lord. She loved quilting and everyone in this forum. Rita could tell a story like no other (remember her last story about her wheelchair and the car). I took several classes with her but honestly she could teach the courses. If you didn't know, Rita even got her hubby Roland, known to us as "himself", into quilting. If you go back in her posts you may find the pics. Rita was sick for as long as I knew her so it does help to know that here COPD and other pain is now gone. She is now with our Lord, probably making quilts of gold as I t
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  23. So sad to hear the news about Rita. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to participate in her quilt. I pray it brought her a sense of peace and love. Praying for her family.
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  24. I just saw this as Linda shared it on FB, I too am so sorry that we have lost a special and loved friend on our forum, she will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers also go out to her family.
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  25. appr216

    News about Rita

    Thanks for letting us know. Hugs and prayers for her family.
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  26. KarenH

    News about Rita

    Oh no, I am so sorry. Thank you Heidi for letting us know. I will be praying for her family, so sad.
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  27. lisae

    News about Rita

    so very sorry to hear this, Heidi. Rita will be missed here. Sending love and prayers for her family.
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  28. Mary Beth

    News about Rita

    Oh no. This make me so sad. Rita loved this forum and helping everyone. She always had something to add and was always helpful. I am so sorry that she went through so much illness and know that she is in a better place. I am happy I was able to participate in the quilt project. I pray for Roland, aka Himself. Thank you for letting us know. I have been wondering about her.
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