Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I'm a guest blogger on Stash Manicure....





I feel as I've been preparing to go on a trip and the day has finally come
.....just a wee bit excited 
.........my first time as a guest blogger at Stash Manicure.

I'll be talking about :

BINDING:

PREPARING YOUR BINDING,
CORNERS,
AND JOINING YOUR BINDING ENDS


There are many ways quilters attach and complete the binding process.  
To some... this is the part of making a quilt a lot of quilters struggle with. 
Hop on over to Stash Manicure 
read my tutorial and then come back and enter my giveaway:)

tablerunner 2


The winner will be able to choose their gift...

1. The table runner is quilted, bound and ready to gift....or
2. Two charm packs of Lily and Will II....or
3. Visit Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop and if you see 2 charm packs
you can not live without.... let me know which 2 they are.


TO WIN....

...be a follower of Stash Manicure and leave a comment on Stash Manicure

... follow or become a follower of my blog QuiltnQueen
leave a comment telling me which one of the 3 prizes you would like to win
just say 1, 2 or 3 then
.....tell me something... like......what you found most useful about this post
or say "that is exactly how I bind my quilts" or
.....something like I've got # sewing machines.

Just one comment on Stash Manicure and
one comment on this post.

Please make sure I have an email to contact you.

The drawing will be on February 14...Valentines Day

I hope you enjoyed my post....Thank you for your comments:)


 
Here is a summary of the tips in my tutorial.

1.  Use a walking foot to attach your binding to your quilt.
2.  Always start with square corners....square up your quilt with a large square ruler.

3.  Always leave the binding tails about 12" long and your opening about 18".

4.  Pin a pleat in your quilt at the opening before joining your binding ends.
(this makes it easier to work with the binding ends)
5.  The width you cut your binding strip...say you cut it 2 1/4"
OK then.... the amount of extra binding you will need is 2 1/4"
when using the 45 degree angle method to stitch the binding ends together  .

Do you want to know why I use a piece of my binding to measure...
I know it is the right length ....and I don't have to look for my tape measure.
Accuracy is important for the binding to fit perfectly flat in the opening.

If you have any questions...... send me an email and I'll be glad to help.
You will be surprised how easy it is.

************GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED************

Hugs from Michigan



137 comments:

Sally said...

2, I loved your tutorial, I HATE doing binding, mostly because I am sooooo close to being done with the quilt, that I just want it finished.... but loved the tutorial, and will try some things! Thanks

schmidt1016 said...

Number 3. Your tutorial was very good. I also like doing binding. I started out as a hand worker, not very comfortable with machines. I get great pleasure in finishing up the binding. I am a new follower with 2 machines, but only one is used. It replaces my first one that doesn't have all the gadgets for quilting, and I need all the help I can get!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Tina H. said...

Great post--thanks for the helpful information. I liked the info about how to measure for the right amount of overlap in order to join seams on a 45 degree angle vs a straight seam.

I am now following you by adding to my Google Reader--does that count? If not, that's okay.

It's always nice to find a new blog and in turn see who you like to read and check out those blogs. I'd love to choose the Moda Buttercup charms if I'm picked.

Thank you,
ttr3@earthlink.net

Karen said...

Pauline, this is a wonderful post. Great ideas and tips for binding. You have done an excellent job explaining all aspects in great detail. I have picked up lots of tips. Fantastic photos, too.
Congratulations on a great tutorial!!!
Don't put me in the draw - I have already been very lucky.

CJ said...

Number 3
I have 3 sewing machines in this room (and one serger). One is the main one I use, one is used strictly for scrapbooking (sewing on paper) and one is the machine I used before I got a good one, it is now my backup if something goes wrong!! I also have an antique treadle machine in a cabinet. Thanks for the tutorial. I can always learn something from someone that knows what they're doing. One thing I just did NOT get from binding tutorials when I started out about 3 years ago was NO ONE tells you how to sew the back down. They just say to do so. LOL!
I am now a follower.

Stampmouse said...

1. - great instructions as a newbie finding good instructions with pictures is always very helpful.

Janet said...

Number 2. This is mostly how I do my binding but I've never seen the suggestion to use the scrap of binding to measure the cutting point when joining the ends before. Good one!

Amo said...

Number 2

Just looking back through your blog. Looks great! Isn't blogging world fabulous? So many beautiful things to see and to enjoy with like minds.

Laurie in Maine said...

#1 - a new follower (off to explore the rest of your blog with my first cup of coffee :)

Johanne said...

# 3. I "only" have one basic sewing machine, dreaming of a new. But as a quilting beginner I think I have achieved to make several nice quilts with it. Following both of the blogs, thanks for your great tutorial.

Patches said...

#3 I enjoyed your excellent tutorial; I'm looking forward to trying your method. I'm a new follower

Susanne said...

Again #1 Love your work! Thank you for this tutorial. I will try it!
Susanne

VivJM said...

#1. Beautiful table runner. your tutorial is excellent. I always dread the binding but this method of joining looks much easier than what I have tried before so will definitely be giving it a try. I am now following your blog :-)

Sunnybec said...

Love the table runner. I have come over from stash manicure and am now a follower. Number 3 would be my choice please if I was lucky enough to win.

Madame Samm said...

Hello Pauline love love love the table runner sew I will love to be in the draw for # 2 NOOOOOO ...
No #1 for sure...I want to see live those perfect bindings that you are famous for....lol.
Great photos, great tut...proud of you....

Teresa said...

Thanks for your tutorial. I have never tried sewing off to the corner at an angle so I'm off to try it now, it could make all the difference.

The Bear's Blog said...

Pauline,

Thank you, as a new quilter I need all the help I can gather. This is a wonderful tutorial.

I love #1, the table runner.

Hugs,
Joyce

Pia said...

3 - I'll try your way of binding (great tutorial)

Diane N said...

Thanks for the GREAT tutorial!

I like #3 - Hoopla and Haunted Mansion!

Mama Spark said...

I follow you and Stash. Awesome tutorial!! So proud of you. I would take your runner or #3 Sherbet Pips?? LOL
XOP

Linda said...

Thank you for the GREAT methods for binding. The pleat for joining the ends is the best tip for me. My choice is #1!!! Beautiful and having a sample to view...priceless. Kinda ashamed to say I have about 19 machines...featherweights, treadles from GGmas, 301,serger, and longarm. The machine I actually sew on is a Janome workhorse like yours! Becoming a follower...

Zia Maria said...

#1 please - lovely runner, I have a project planned to use this technique

thanks for the giveaway

Lee said...

My choice is number 1 - I am binding challenged! I hand stitch them. I am going to give your tutorial a try - the runner is beautiful!
Wow - that Linda above me does have the machines! I have one :) my Viking from 1980
thanks!

Ellyn said...

just clicked follow on your lovely blog! #1 is my choice, great binding tips!

rebecca said...

I am a new follower. So glad to catch your post on Stash Manicure. The tip I like the best is to end the binding at the corners with an angle to the corner. Glad you make more sense than I do!!

LJ said...

I really enjoyed your post! I'll have to try the sewing diagonal bit on the corner. I have 4 sewing machines and I'm now following your blog through bloglines. I would choose prize #3.

DebbieM said...

I would love to win the tablerunner. It is gorgeous! I just became a follower and can't wait to read all your past blogs that I've missed. Your tutorial is great, I'm saving this one, I'm a terrible binder and want to try your style. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway!

Ann Flowers said...

Thank you for directing us to your great tutorial and your tips above:)

I posted on the other blog as I was already a follower

I also follow your blog. I am excited to use your tutorial for a quilt kit I just ordered. I know with your help I can do it.

Thanks so much for the giveaway. I would be so grateful to win #1:)


Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Linda said...

Awesome tutorial! And sweet giveaway!! I, of course follow your blog!! I would love #1! Thanks, Pauline!

Paul said...

Pauline... I love your name. When I was young my brother would tease me by calling me "Pauline Michelle" (my name is Paul Michael), whenever I see the name Pauline, I hear my little brother's voice.

I learned this method from the person who taught me to quilt. I LOVE the idea of pleating the quilt with a large pin to ease the tension, I will definitely start doing that!! I bought a special binding ruler, but it just doesn't work quite as well.

Since you asked... If my number is picked, I LOVE the Moda Marbles Citrus, and Moda Marbles Bright packs.

Dorian said...

Thanks for the tutorial. The only part I don't understand is the corner. Do you sew across it diagonally before you flip it up to start down another side?...are your machines old ones, new ones or a mix? I have a treadle, an old electric (about 100 yrs old) and one from about 1930. I love them!...OH, and number 3 if I win! Thanks.

Marj said...

I would chose to win #1. Your tutorial was very helpful, always good to see different ways to get binding on.

Renea said...

#2 - I am a new follower. Loved your post on Stash Manicure.

Cathy said...

#4. Never heard of that tip and I will give it a try.

Brenda said...

Thanks for this post. I learned how to end my binding strip the right way. I will also try using a 3/8 seams. I would like like 1 or 3 if I win.I am a follower.

krisgray said...

#3 - Civil War Reunion charm packs. Great tute! My mom has about 40 machines - she's a "collector."

Bonnie said...

Met you through the Stash Manicure post and will now follow you. We're from the same home town!
Loved the table runner! and the binding tutorial.

Stray Stitches said...

#3. I am already a regular follower of your blog and Stash Manicure. I bind my quilts in the exact same way. Success every time!

Crispy said...

Well I guess I'll have to go over to a different blog to see your tutorial (was hoping I would have it handy on yours LOL). I would love #1 :0)

Crispy

Peggy said...

Great post. Would love the lily and will charm pack

LiahonaGirl said...

Just became a follower. I do my bindings the same way, but I love the trick to use a piece of the binding to measure how much to cut from the right-side piece and to make a pleat in the quilt! Since I have 5 quilts to bind, this will make it go much quicker! Thanks.

patticakes said...

So happy to become a follower of yours! I would love #2 - the Lily and Will charm packs!

Michelle said...

I loved your tutorial & can't wait to try it. #1 would be my pick.

JCnNC said...

Loved your tutorial and picked up pointers. I actually LOVE putting on bindings and hand stitching. I will go with number three (3) and thank you for the awesome giveaway. Judy C

Nicole said...

FANTASTIC job on the tutorial. You have come a long way with your blogging. So proud of you!

JCnNC said...

Oh no, I forgot to say I am a follower of QuiltinQueen.

Marie said...

I am a follower now of QuiltinQueen! After that binding project, I'm sure you have more handy tips.
I would like either charm pack, please.
Marie

Dee said...

#3-or whatever you would prefer....Loved your tutorial - going to try the 3/8". I am now a follower of your blog and have been of Stash Manicure. Also love that you hang in your sewing room in your pjs:).

Kathy H said...

Thanks for the directions on the perfect binding. THe pictures made it so much easier for me to follow. I love the table runner and all your giveaways. Thanks for the chance to win.

marilyn said...

I'm following you now. Thanks for the great tutorial. Do you machine sew your bindings down? I'd take a charm pack, never had one before.

Diane H said...

I follow you. Thanks very much for such a great tutorial I do mine the same but now I won't struggle through each time as I'll save your post. #2 please. Looking forward to having you back in Canada.

Charlsey said...

Follow Stash Manicure and will follow you now. I could never get the joining of the binding tails correct. Thanks for the pictures. They help.

Janice said...

I am a follower and love your posts. The table runner is lovely. I would love to win it.

Leah said...

I am a follower of you and Stash Manicure. I enjoyed your post and even learned a little something, which I posted about on Stash Manicure. Thanks for offering the giveway. I love the table runner you made, and if by chance I am the lucky one, I would choose that. Thanks again for your great tut and pictures.

Charlene S said...

I like #1. I have 9 sewing machines even though I have given away 5. I am looking to purchase #10 which is a treadle machine. I always put 1/4 inch seams but the 3/8 th inch makes sense. I use the Fons & Porter tool to miter edge of binding. Your post showed me why it works so well. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Nancy said...

I like them all but #1 is first. I will try the way you finished the binding. It looks easy. I do the corners the same way as you. Thanks, for the giveaways. Nancy P.

gill said...

I'm a follower!
3 2 1
I do my bindings like this too and I love binding!

Teresa said...

Hi - I just found you through Stash Manicure and I am now a follower. Your tutorial was fabulous...I loved the "pinning the big pleat" step and will try that now. I'd love to win your beautiful table runner.

Where are you in southeast Michigan...I am in Ypsilanti? I also love hanging out in my basement quilt cave with my stash and a good movie.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Mary said...

I'm way behind you - I have 6 machines! Great tutorial. The prizes are also wonderful. I would be pleased as punch with any of them, but I had a lot of fun "shopping" and like the Charlevoix charm packs from Minick and Simpson.
Thanks for a fun giveaway!

matate10 said...

Loved your post on Stash. also love your table runner and the blog hop you all did. thought that was great. I do my binding just like you do except tor the 3/8. Will definitly try that. Number 2 please. Thank-you

Sequana said...

Good morning from new Follower 192. *S*

I was glad to see your way of measuring exactly where to stop and make that corner turn 'cause I have a funny looking little measuring tool just liked that and never knew what to use it for.

Number 2.

Pots and Pins said...

Love the tute! It was a great refresher for me as sometimes my corners are a bit "soft!" Happy Valentine's Day to you! And I'd love the runner! xo, Nan

Meri said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! I never tried the trick of sewing the little 45 degree angle at the corner...brilliant!
Thanks for the giveaway, too! Great prizes..I'd love the American Jane Dots and Punctuation charm pack if I were to win!

Mom Quilter said...

Hi Pauline! If I win I would like the Lily and Will II charm packs, though I love the table runner too. I have to make two new grandchildren baby quilts! I have 1 sewing machine, and when it was down I bought my daughter a beginner sewing machine (Bernette) so that we had a back up! Thanks for the binding tutorial. It is how I do my binding but there were a couple of tips that helped to make it better! Thanks

Shannon said...

I am a follower here. I loved your post. I would have trouble ending my binding. You make it sound easy. I can't wait to give it a try. I would love to win 2 of ME & MY SISTER FAVORITES Charm Pack. I love the site you sent us too. It has so much to llok at and pick from. Thank you for the give away!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Pauline I've commented at Stash but I want to tell you that I've not butted my binding ends up like that and I'm going to be doing that from now on - I can see how much better that is. I usually just measure the width of the binding and cut that amount but laying one end of the binding over the other will make it even more accurate. And far too often I guess at the measurement at the corner - I'll be measuring from now on. I love the little measuring tool you have - does it have a name? :) I'd love to win the Lily and Will charm packets. blessings, marlene

Heartsdesire said...

I've been a follower for a while and enjoyed your post at Stash Manicure. I would choose number 1. I love the table runner pattern and have downloaded it, but I have so many UFOs to finish that I don't think I will get around to making it for quite some time.

VickiB said...

Number 2! I'm already a follower. Thanks for the great tutorial at Stash Manicure. Your corner technique is new to me, so now I'm going to have to try it!

Idaho Quilter said...

I was so happy to learn the binding tips, I will try sewing off the corner, that is new to me. The charm pack would be my pick, I am a follower of both blogs.

Lynda said...

I am a fairly new quilter - have been doing my bindings similar - cutting at 2 1/2 inch but only sewing 1/4 to the top - like the idea of 3/8's. Always have trouble joining the ends - have to look it up each time I do it. this will be a great resource for me - Thank you! I would love to win charm packs - either 2 or 3.

Pokey said...

I'm a new follower, and your tutorial was great! We all learn differently, so as a teacher, I'll show many ways to complete a goal, it helps!
I would be happy with any of the gifts, gee, too many choices! I like Moda's Dream On, and Kate Spain's new line, too. Thanks!

Meg said...

I'm now a follower--loved your tutorial over on Stash Manicure! It's similar to how I bind my quilts, but I love that trick of piecing the ends together to fit perfectly!

I'd love #3, a couple of charm packs of City Weekends! Thanks!

liz said...

What a great tutorial! I've always thought my bindings were good enough, but not always 1 3/8th inch allowance. Sometimes use my walking foot, sometimes not. Join the last bits with a 45 degree cut but not always at the right spot. Now I know what to do every time. Thanks. I will be following you closely from now on. If yu have to give me something, I'd love #3. Thanks again.

KMSC said...

#1 I need some Valentine decorations.
I'm a new follower of your blog and your binding tutorial was excellent. Thanks!

Mimi said...

I am a follower of Stash Manicure! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!!

Mimi said...

I am a follower of QuiltnQueen - would love to win prise #2. Thank you!

Mimi said...

Your tutorial for binding is superb! Clear instructions too! Thanks for sharing.

webmailaddress2 said...

3. (Central Park and Hoopla)
Did my comment get lost in the interwebs? I was never sure of myself when connecting the binding ends, but now I think I can do it!

JudyB said...

#3 Giddy and Oasis
I have three sewing machines and love them all. I am a follower of QuiltnQueen. The tutorial was great especially with step by step pictures!

apple blossom said...

hard choice
Love all three but guess I like the table runner
I'm a follower
thanks

email in my profile thanks

Cecilia said...

#3, Lollipops and Dilly Dally. Thanks for the tutorial, I try to use this way, but I always have to get the book out to finish the ends. I have not seen it done exactly your way and I will have to try it. I am now a follower of yours. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the binding tuto. Very helpful. #3 double packs of Sunkissed (for my Birdie blocks). I already follow QuiltnQueen and also Stash Manicure. For your convenience, here is the url for the charms I like. http://www.crazyquiltgirlfabricshop.com/servlet/the-2159/moda-sunkissed-charm-pack/Detail
Thank you for the fun and congrats on the lovely blog makeover, esp. the crown!

Christine M said...

I've popped over from Stash Manicure. Thanks for the great tutorial. I always avoid mitred bindings but I'll give it a try. If I'm lucky enough to win I'd like #3 - Sunkissed. Thanks for the great giveaway.

jennifer said...

I'm following you,door #3 please, punctuation. I also follower stach manicure:)Thanks

KatieQ said...

I was absolutely delighted to see your tutorial on Stash Manicure and to find your blog. I am now a follower. I would love to win the table runner. It is beautiful.

carolph said...

choice 3 please. great tutorial......always helps to see how others do things.

Kathy said...

I just became a follower!

Choice #3 - those Civil War Reunion charm packs! That store has some great stuff!

Marie said...

I loved the tutorial - i can never get the opening to lay flat - I will definetly try this method. i am a follower of both this blog and Stash Manicure.

Choice 2 would be perfect.

Hugs - Marie

Nancy B said...

Loved your tutorial at Stash Manicure; very helpful. I'm now your follower. #1 please and thank you.

queenopearls said...

Hi Pauline!
I just left a comment on Stash Manicure about your binding process and now that I have read your synopsis .... you opened the binding and used that to measure the additional length of the right side (per the photo) of the binding? Am I correct? If so, maybe I am NOT losing as much of my mind as I had previously thought.
I am delighted to have your tutorial as well as clarification.
As for your giveaway, I'd be partial to #2.
Now I have to go subscribe to your wonderful blog as well.
Thanks a million,
Christina in Cleveland, OH

Beverly said...

I just became a follower of QuiltnQueen. Thanks for the tutorial on binding. I think it will boost my confidence when I tackle binding my first quilt. As for the giveaway, as much as I love the runner, I think I'd opt for #3.

Brenda said...

I am a follower of Stash Manicure and I am going to become a follower here right after I leave this comment. I choose #1 because I have a lot of unfinished projects right now and would love one so pretty as this ready to use! I like the scrappy binding and may use it in the future. I am also a Michigander, ready for a little warmth this weekend how about you? 30 would feel like a heat wave at this point! Only one machine and not a very good one at that. Saving my pennies.

Pat said...

#2 is the one I would like, and use this email rtoms317@yahoo.com I have three sewing mashines, one is a pink singer that my aunt had given my Mom and she gave it to me. I also have a white and a brother embroidery machine that I also use to sew with and needs work. Thank you for that tut, now I think I know several things I am doing wrong. I also am a new follower of yours, so i'll be back.

Michelle Lovatt said...

I have been a follower of Stash Manicure for some time and I love the tips I find here. I would love to win #1 and in case I'm the lucky one you can find me at lovattm@hotmail.com. I do my binding almost like yours but didn't know about the stiching out to the corner before you folded the it back onto it's self, thanks. I am now a follower of yours and I'm also Canadian from cold Manitoba. It's nice to meet you. :)

ytsmom said...

Love this and I am going to try it! #3 Oasis

Madame Samm said...

well I knew it...I sew believed in you..you were/are a hit...just got in and couldn't wait to see what transpired..yep, you rock...lol.
Way to go Pauline in all of her binding expertise...

Jaci said...

2. I loved the tutorial and hoping this will help me with my ends, and make my corners a bit more like sharp corners rather than a smooth rounded edge.
Thanks for the information! I Love tutorials like this! Keep them coming!

AKnativewoman said...

Wonderful tutorial, Pauline; now I feel better about tackling my binding! I am a follower of your blog, and Stash Manicure - as for which great prize to choose; well, a tough choice, but I think the valentine runner is just precious, and I thank you for the opportunity to win it!

Kelly Rachel said...

I just LOVED your tutorial, as I said on Stash Manicure. Having taught myself to sew, I have never learnt the real and proper way to bind. Having you walk us through it step by step felt like I had an experienced teacher with me to teach me the right way. Thank you!
I think I would choose #3, though all choices are equally as good and I'd take any in a snap! Thank you again!

Peach Rainbow said...

#3 - Thank you so much for the lovely giveaway and a valuable tutorial, It is so helpful for a beginner like me :)
New Follower!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Lovely tutorial . Thank you for a great giveaway. I'm a follower.

JayTee said...

I already follow Stash Manicure's blog

JayTee said...

I already follow Quilt N Queen blog....I would love some SUnkissed charm packs!!

Mommarock said...

Your binding tutorial over at Stash Manicure was so inspiring.. I talked DH into that sewing machine.. whooo hooo!! Now I'm all ready, and I'm going to be sewing away by Valentines day.. I'm as giddy as a school girl!

Jessica said...

If I won, I would love number 3, only because I've been craving Central Park for so long and I could get the charm packs! =P
I liked how you sewed off of the binding at an angle. The tutorial I have been following is just straight off, and sometimes that makes it hard to make the mitered corner. Thanks!

Impera_Magna said...

I loved your tutorial over on Stash Manicure... I'm always looking to improve my binding!

Which prize would I pick? What a difficult choice... but I think I'd pick #1!

Elsina said...

I am new to quilting and looking for tutorials and inspiration and info, and so found your blogs. This tut is awesome, thanks so much! Following both blogs for sure! I would choose prize number 1. Beautiful!

Katie said...

I'd have to pick #3 and say that I couldn't live without some Chrysalis! :) It's not my style at all, but somehow I just have to get some! I love how descriptive you are on your binding when cutting and sewing the last ends together! I always just "winged" it and if it didn't work seam rip and try again! Thanks so much!

Mary said...

I'm a follower at Stash Manuicure and here now too! More Quilty Blogs to read...when will I ever have time to quilt? I love charm packs, you can choose anything "repro" for me if I win.

Millie said...

I love your table tunner and the tutorial on Stash Manicure is the best I have seen on bindings. I am a happy follower of SM and now a new follower of your blog.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Would love to win.

Char said...

Your red and white runner is perfect for Valentines day. I enjoyed your post on Stash Manicure. I use the same method but I cut my bindings 2 1/4 or smaller.
I've become a follower and also follow Stash Manicure.
I would love to have Central Park charm packs if I win.

Dianne Giles said...

I have become a follower of your blog Pauline! I also am a follower of SM!! I cut my bindings a bit wider since I use Wool/poly batting. If I am lucky to win, I would like #2 please. Thank you for the opportunity. Cheers, Dianne

Sallie said...

I do my corners the same way you showed on your tutorial. I like #3 Me and My Sister Favorites. Thank you for the chance. Happy Valentine's Day!

quiltma said...

I put on my binging the same way you do BUT I never was taught to pin the pleat so you could sew the ends together easier.
I also am a follower on both.

Miki Willa said...

I intend to use your binding technique to join the ends of the binding on the quilt that is coming off the frame. If I win this drawing, I would like the #3 prize. Thank you for your binding tutorial.

Michele Hester said...

I would like to win the table runner!

Michele Hester said...

I am a follower.

Kira said...

3-Giddy and BELLA SOLIDS Neutral
I can't get the walking foot to work for me. Hopefully, I figure it out soon.

Deb G. in VA said...

Great tutorial! I bind the same way you do, except I've never stitched at an angle through the corner, when I'm turning a corner ... I'll give it a try next time. I'd like #3 and Happy. I follow your blog with Google Reader.

a.niza said...

Hi, Pauline!
I'm your new follower. I have 2 sewing machine and a serger and I love that I am able to learn new tips and technique. Your tutorial is really great. I'd like #3 please, if I'm the winner.

Julie said...

Nice tutorial! I've always had trouble joining the ends of my bindings on the bias; maybe I will be able to do it pain free now. I would love #1! I live in SE Michigan too, though I'd like to be somewhere warmer about this time of winter.

Kathleen C. said...

I'm a follower. I have my beloved Bernina, 10 yrs. old and not fancy but it's just right for me. My favorite machine is my grandmother's old treadle which I learned to sew on. And I have 2 old machines from tag sales, one is a hand crank and one is a pretty Singer from the 1920s.
Thanks very much for the excellent photos in your tutorial. I bookmarked it because I know I'll use your technique. I have one of those odd shaped little metal gauges and now I know what to use it for!
The charm packs are all lovely but I expecially like Antique Fair and Simple Times. Thanks very much for this chance.

Deb said...

I just became a follower over at Stash Manicure - my first time there, and I just became a follower here. I LOVE #1 prize - the table runner because I love red/white. It's beautiful. I loved seeing the pictures for the tutorial - it makes it so easy to follow. Thank you!

KarenOjai said...

I just became a follower of your blog... and I make my bindings the same way you described. I'd love to have #1. I'm all about instant gratification!

Rocknquilts said...

Hello from North Dakota (almost Canada!) I just became a follower at Stash Manicure and now a follower of your blog, too. These blogs are better than magazines, in my opinion. My Canadian sister-in-law taught me how to use French binding. Love it! I'd love to have #1 because your table runner looks so cheerful - perfect for a Monday morning :-) Thanks again!

Jen said...

Thanks for the tute, it always looks like a kindergartener did my binding! I'm a follower, of course! And I love #1. I'm started this project bit it morphed into something else!

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Melissa said...

This is the easiest method I have ever seen for the professional finish I am looking for in binding my quilts. I am just at that point with my latest and will definitely be trying it. Can't wait!

Laila L S said...

I'm anew follower here and would love to have the tablerunner (1). I will try your way to get the right length of the ends next time..

Lynda said...

left a post (#70) don't know if I left my e-mail

Desi said...

I'm a newbie at quilting, and have to admit the binding is horrible for me to do; I know, I know, you experienced quilters have it all figured out, but I appreciate any and all tutorials I can find on the subject, especially when they are easy to understand. I love that tablerunner...(sigh) I wish I could sew that good. ;)
Desi

Laine said...

#2 A great tutuorial and I appreciated the photos to go along with it as I am a "have to see it done" person.

I already follow your blog and I am also following Stash Manicure.

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Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Pauline, loved your tutorial which will be very helpful to me. I am already a follower at stash manicure, and I am now a follower of your blog. I would love #3 prizi if I won-so love choosing fabrics! :)
sandangels1945@hotmail.com

Micki said...

I would love to win #3, and I am a follower. I love charm packs so this is a wonderful giveaway.
Micki

Micki said...

I am a follower.
Micki

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