chart for binding yardage

chart for binding yardage

Post by Jennifer in Ottaw » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:21:38



http://www.ctpubblog.com/2009/08/18/calculating-yardage-for-straight-...

Everyone should save this and print a copy to keep near your work
space for future reference.  jennellh

 
 
 

chart for binding yardage

Post by J* » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:44:11


good chart to have for sure.
seems to me a 1/4" binding is tiny.
good for smaller quilted items, tablerunner, placemats, wall***s,
crib/cot size,  et al..
might look a bit 'underdone' on a bigger bed quilt.
how is 1 5/8" wide cut going to make a 1/4" double fold binding?
just my view,
j.
<losing my mind today as some things just arent working in my head, nothing
new there eh>

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"Jennifer in Ottawa" wrote...

http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Everyone should save this and print a copy to keep near your work
space for future reference.
 jennellh

 
 
 

chart for binding yardage

Post by J* » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:44:11


good chart to have for sure.
seems to me a 1/4" binding is tiny.
good for smaller quilted items, tablerunner, placemats, wall***s,
crib/cot size,  et al..
might look a bit 'underdone' on a bigger bed quilt.
how is 1 5/8" wide cut going to make a 1/4" double fold binding?
just my view,
j.
<losing my mind today as some things just arent working in my head, nothing
new there eh>

Quote:
"Jennifer in Ottawa" wrote...

http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Everyone should save this and print a copy to keep near your work
space for future reference.
 jennellh

 
 
 

chart for binding yardage

Post by J* » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:55:08


sorry for double reply. isp is not cooperating again today.
nothing new there either.
j.
 
 
 

chart for binding yardage

Post by Kate in M » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 10:07:32


1 5/8 for double fold?  I do  1 7/8  -- and people think I'm nuts!  Isn't
the norm like 2 1/4 or so?

(I don't do a true double fold -- when I fold -- I leave a 1/4" exposed
which makes less bulk on the corners.  The edge is still double fold.)

--
Kate in MI
http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves



Quote:
> http://www.ctpubblog.com/2009/08/18/calculating-yardage-for-straight-...

> Everyone should save this and print a copy to keep near your work
> space for future reference.  jennellh

 
 
 

chart for binding yardage

Post by Jennifer in Ottaw » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 10:18:31


When they talk of the 1-5/8" - that is already folded double.  They
give 1/4yd of fabric to cut 3 strips which makes each strip x3" -
you'd still need to be careful cutting straight strips if you only had
1/4yd though and that still leaves 1/4" unaccounted for on their
finished calculation.  Its still too humid to think properly, jennellh


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> 1 5/8 for double fold? ?I do ?1 7/8 ?-- and people think I'm nuts! ?Isn't
> the norm like 2 1/4 or so?

> (I don't do a true double fold -- when I fold -- I leave a 1/4" exposed
> which makes less bulk on the corners. ?The edge is still double fold.)

> --
> Kate in MIhttp://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves


> >http://www.ctpubblog.com/2009/08/18/calculating-yardage-for-straight-...

> > Everyone should save this and print a copy to keep near your work
> > space for future reference. ?jennellh- Hide quoted text -

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chart for binding yardage

Post by Patt » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 15:52:03


3 x 1/4" x 2 + 1/8"

I think it could be very 'tight', and only do-able with fine fabric; but
I think the above is the theory.  I always do single fold and cut strips
4 x 1/4" + 1/8" (down, up, down, up + thickness ) which is what they
suggest 1 1/8".

I actually have the little book, and it is marvellous (mind you, I
hadn't remembered the inclusion of this binding gem - it's hard to
remember everything in a book, so thanks Jenn!).
.


Quote:
>1 5/8 for double fold?  I do  1 7/8  -- and people think I'm nuts!
>Isn't the norm like 2 1/4 or so?

>(I don't do a true double fold -- when I fold -- I leave a 1/4" exposed
>which makes less bulk on the corners.  The edge is still double fold.)

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill
 
 
 

chart for binding yardage

Post by Robert » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 20:22:46


My double fold is 2.5", with an eighth inch exposed. That way both
edges catch in the quarter-inch seam to attach the binding.I trim
backing/batting at a quarter inch beyond the edge of the top (1/2"
from seam line). I trim off a snip of the corners to reduce bulk
before shaping the miters.
Roberta in D

On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 21:07:32 -0400, "Kate in MI"

Quote:

>1 5/8 for double fold?  I do  1 7/8  -- and people think I'm nuts!  Isn't
>the norm like 2 1/4 or so?

>(I don't do a true double fold -- when I fold -- I leave a 1/4" exposed
>which makes less bulk on the corners.  The edge is still double fold.)

 
 
 

chart for binding yardage

Post by amy in CN » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:41:35


maybe it's too early for me, but i'm confused. i cut 2" strips,
straight cut, sew end to end. i measure the top and side and double
that measurment. then divide by the width of fabric and that's how
many strips i need.  i always have enough, sometimes extra. the folds
are 1/2 " and i sew the binding on by machine on the front of the
quilt first. hand sew the back.
seems to come out ok for me.

amy in CNY

 
 
 

chart for binding yardage

Post by Kate in M » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 22:29:39


When you add your strips together -- do you do straight seams?  I usually do
the 90 degree across the diagonal so spread the bulk of the seam on the
edge.

A friend who had a quilt in a juried, judged show said the judges really
focused on her binding in their comments (the rest of her quilt was flawless
IMNSHO).  Was told the mitered corners were too bulky and not sewn down.
She talked to one of the judges about her binding - and was told that if she
offsets her double fold binding by 1/4 inch -- so that when you sew it down
you are only sewing on a single thickness (right along the edge of where the
double starts - you still have double on the edge for durability -- but it
eliminates 3 layers of fabric from the corners where you miter which allows
it to lie much flatter and the corner is much cleaner.  She asked about
cutting the corner of the quilt under the miter -- she was told that over
time your corner will break down and become rounded (and when they check
bindings -- they pinch the corners to see if you did that.

Anyhow -- since I started doing 1 7/8 with the 1/4" offset on the fold --  
bindings and corners seem to lie much more nicely.

ALSO -- I was so happy to learn how to do the joining of the 2 binding
"ears" so that they were a perfect fit -- and there was no overlap there.
Now when you run your fingers along my bindings -- you have NO CLUE where I
stopped or started.  My early quilts all have the one little section that
isn't always visible - but that you can feel.  It feels like a snake after
he has had his dinner -- that little bulge!

--
Kate in MI
http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves



Quote:
> maybe it's too early for me, but i'm confused. i cut 2" strips,
> straight cut, sew end to end. i measure the top and side and double
> that measurment. then divide by the width of fabric and that's how
> many strips i need.  i always have enough, sometimes extra. the folds
> are 1/2 " and i sew the binding on by machine on the front of the
> quilt first. hand sew the back.
> seems to come out ok for me.

> amy in CNY