Friday, April 8, 2011

Work in Progress….

I have been working on a special project lately. Since it is a gift, I can’t say too much about it just yet.

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What I can tell you is binding a curved edge is sooooo tricky!!!! I think I had sewed and taken it apart for like eight or nine times before I came up with something that was acceptable…. As you can see in the photo, it was still not perfect. Is there a trick to make pretty curved binding??

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Despite that binding part, I’m enjoying the process of putting this gift together. It is a learning curve, and I hope the end product would turned out nice. Fingers crossed.

9 comments:

  1. I can understand why it would be tricky. Here's a tute, but I don't know if it really solves your problem.

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  2. Did you cut your binding fabric on the bias? Other than that, I have no suggestions. I can't wait to see more of your project!

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  3. i have the same question jackie asked, did you cut the binding fabric on the bias...then it should be easy.

    The link Annie suggested is a perfect one and i'm sure you will be able to do it.

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  4. I agree with the others on the cutting of the fabric. And I'm very curious to see the finished project.

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  5. That would have me running for the hills for sure. I'm ALL ABOUT straight lines when it comes to sewing. lolol

    Love the fabrics here!

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  6. I love the fabrics! I can see where it'd be tricky, though, to do the curved binding.

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  7. Love the color combo I do see, I can't wait to see what this is working up as!

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  8. Bias tape will do, and if you don't mind hand-sewing, you can sew the bias tape to the back side by hand after machine-sewing on the right side, you will get the neatest look this way.

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  9. You have to make a bias cut of the fabric so that it will curve nicely around a rounded edge. There are many tutorials online on how to make your own bias binding. I learned it that way when I was making a mitred edge blanket for my baby.

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