Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Guest #33 Geta from Romania with Boring binding ? Not anymore!

Hello everyone! I am Geta from Geta's Quilting Studio/ Romania. I'm excited to be here with you, thank you Madame Samm. I want to talk today about binding - do you think it is boring? Not anymore!


Do you pay attention to the binding you add on your quilts ? For years I considered it just a necessary thing. The raw edges of the quilt have to be hidden so adding binding is a must.
Usually I make it from one of the fabrics used in the quilt and I always choose the fabric I less like. If I have an ugly fabric then I use it for binding.


But a few months ago I took the time to make a pieced binding and now I see the binding with different eyes.



I like to make it from strips of the same length- it is easy to calculate the number of pieces needed.
I join the strips with straight  seams (no bias seams!) and I press the seam allowances open.


And since I take the time to make a pieced binding, why to make it only 1/4'' wide ? I want a more interesting binding so I make it wider. About 1/2'' finished width. This means that I cut the binding strips 3 1/2'' wide and I stitch it on the edge of the quilt about 1/2'' away from edge (you have to move the needle to the left).

If the pattern used on the quilt top has sharp points (like triangles) where you have to add binding, don't use this method, you will cut them off. You can use other method, read further.


I also like to stitch the binding entirely by machine. I turn the binding to the back and I insert pins on the front of the quilt, keeping them parallel with the fold of the binding. Then I stitch in-the-ditch along the binding, catching the binding edge on the back of the quilt at the same time.




Do you keep the binding rolled while you are stitching it on the quilt? It really helps. Do not throw to the trash the empty spools - it is very  easy to roll the binding on them.



But wide binding is not just for beauty and fun. It could solve a serious problem! What to do if your finished quilt, after quilting and washing, is smaller than the size you need? Many quilts shrink - the shrinkage depends by the materials used and the amount of quilting. 
The good news is that you can add a few inches to a quilt - just make a wide binding.
You have to trim the batting and backing larger than the quilt top.Measure from the edge of the top. 
Naturally, you need more fabric for a wider binding.


The double folded binding below is about 1 1/2'' wide. I made it with 6 1/2'' wide strips. I trimmed the batting and backing 1 1/4'' larger than the top.

Binding on front of quilt 

Binding on back of quilt 
Two more tips:
  • Too wide binding doesn't look good. 
  •  Always use the walking foot when stitching the binding.
Here are a few quilts I made recently with wide binding. 




I love strippy bindings but I don't add them on all my quilts. On this quilt below there are so many colors and I thought a plain binding would look better.





Have fun making binding for your new quilts! Thank you so much for letting 
me share with you today. I am thrilled to have been part of all this. 


Geta


Editors note: And really Geta..where were you when I first took up quilting, last JUNE, binding
I had no idea where to start..which is why today is such a good day to see this...a great start for all 
those who are just getting to that part in quilting .you made it look sew easy...and on that note..
this seems like a perfect day to have this giveaway...




Giveaway for our Wantobes....
sew you can now start making some binding
with these tools...Necessary for every quilter..



Our giveaway today is sponsored by
the GRACE company,  TRUE CUT they sent along the mat
24x36, this amazing ruler that will help you stay on track..
you will know why when you get it and this rotary cutter
that will have you cutting for hours with no fatigue....

The blog sponsor will get 
some of these..

Ohhh look for our Blog Sponsor
Carrie Nelson from Schnibbles fame 
and Miss Rosies Quilt Co...
sent along this...
beautiful bundle of pastels..
from Handover Fabrics..
certainly enough to make a nice sized
quilt. And Colonial Needle is adding some
Presencia threads too...to coordinate..


Want to win these..YES...?
 Ok, then please follow GETA here ...
Follow here,  simple enough..and leave a comment...


Big thanks goes out to Geat, The GRACE Co.
Carrie Nelson, Colonial Needle and Will
at Great Gerberas for the Gerberas and mini yellow Roses..
and to YOU for encouraging those
around you to be part of something sew unique
imagine the possibilities..I do ! 



158 comments:

  1. i'm first??yeaaa..
    nway..i'm a wantobe sponsored by amy@diary of a quilter..i want to win this n do more quilting!!

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  2. Hello! I am now a follower of Geta and I must say at my age(ooooold) I am ashamed that I never learned about binding. I thought it had to be on the bias.....wrong! I LOVE the possibilities and what a fun way to practice following a straight line on a machine. I am a wantobe quilter and Wendy@ Why Knot Kwilt is my sponsor. Thank you Madame Samm.. It is a true pleasure to be following you and watching all of these wonderful guests. Thanking your great sponsors as well! Have a great day!

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  3. I'm already a follower of both blogs. Love the binding-tutorial.

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  4. I am a wantobe from Team Lilypad Quilting. Of course I am a follower here and now a follower of Geta's.

    Another great giveaway today! Thanks Madame Samm....

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  5. I am a wantobe quilter signed up with linda@straystitches

    I follow stash manicure & Greta's blog ;)

    I certainly could use help with binding - What a great tutorial & wonderful tools -
    Thank you Grace Company, Carrie nelson, Colonial Needle,Great Gerberas, & Madame Samm
    Yet another fabulous Giveaway !!!

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  6. I follow Geta blog and yours too :)
    I am a Wantobe! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    My sponsor is Staci from The Confused Quilter!

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  7. I'm already a follower of both blogs.
    love it tuto

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  8. I'm already a follower and I really wan't to win
    This was a great binding tutorial

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  9. Already follow both blogs! Love Geta's binding tips-just proves that there are always things to learn, even basic necessary things like improving the look and the ways of binding! Love it! Glad you both shared this.

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  10. Thanks for the tips on binding, it will help when I make my first quilt.
    I now follow Geta, and been one here awhile. My sponsor is Freda from The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe.

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  11. Pretty much and cool designs. I would love to try one of her works. :D

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  12. I have followed Geta for a long time!! Her work is simply amazing!! I love her scrappy bindings!!

    I love wide bindings too!! :)

    Please include Allie Coburn in todays giveaway as she is the wantobequilter and is sponsored by SewCalGal!

    Thank you Madame Samm and thanks to all of our sponsors!!

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  13. Great quilts and great tutorial! I have tried machine binding both sides but didn't pin in the same way - I might try again now!! Thanks for the tip and good luck everyone :)

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  14. I am not a wannabe - but YEAH GETA! I'm all about machine stitching the whole binding! Thank you Madame Samm for introducing me to another lovely blog, I love Geta's style and quilting :) Thank you! Good luck everyone!

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  15. I've been a follower on getas blog for a long time, and now I am a follower here too! Great site - thank you!

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  16. Okay, since binding has been a toughy for me, I really appreciate this post! I'm a wantobe sponsored by amy@diary of a quilter!

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  17. Great tute, and simply gorgeous quilts. Am following both sites!

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  18. This is the first time that I have seen Geta's blog. I REALLY do like the pieced binding & I am planning to try it! It looks like a lot more fun than the usual boring that I usually do!!! Also, I do like her free motion quilting! Thank you for sharing an fun way to make some binding with personality!! Suzie (in the woods of N.FL)

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  19. Follower of both blogs - can't wait to visit the rest of Geta's blog!
    The origami pockets are too cute!

    Nan (Pots and Pins) is my sponsor.
    Thanks again for everything!

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  20. I just love the way the pieced binding looks! I am not quite to this point but I want to try this when I can! Thanks for sharing!
    I am a wantobe, I follow this blog, and I am now a follower of Geta's blog! My blog sponsor is Jane's Fabrics!
    Thanks Geta, The Grace Company, Carrie Nelson, Colonial Needle and Madame Samm!

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  21. i am a wantobe quilter, sponsor is a stitch in time. I follow here and now follow Geta. thanks!

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  22. Just love the sharing of ideas and finishes and techniques. I am off to sign up as a follower of Geta right away!

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  23. Thank you Greta for a great tutorial!! I'll be referring back to this one on my first quilt. I'm a new follower of Greta's blog & my sponsor is Jane's Fabrics & Quilts.

    Brenda C
    bllcornish at yahoo dot com

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  24. The binding, my favorite thing to do on a quilt (maybe because it will be finished when I am done?).

    My daughter, Jennifer, is the wantobe and we are coming through Tonya @ Hillbilly Handiworks.

    I joined Geta's blog - wonderful eye candy. Thank you both for this wonderful opportunity.

    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  25. I'm a follower in both places (have been for a bit)

    Lovely tutorial from such a great quilter. Awesome to see new binding suggestions!

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  26. I would love this prize - I follow both blogs and am sponsored by Amy of Diary of a Quilter.

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  27. This is really interesting. Since I have never made a quilt, I am thinking maybe my first one will better thanks to all of these instructions on the various posts.

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  28. I've been reading Geta's blog for along while now. Love her work! Thanks for the tips Geta, which even a fellow quilter needs from time to time.

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  29. Great post, what beautiful quilts. Thank you for introducing us to so many new inspirations. Diane @ Lavender Dreams is my sponser.
    Deb

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  30. Beautiful bindings and beautiful quilts!
    xx, shell

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  31. Thank you for this wonderful thank differently about binding tutorial! Oh the things we can create with this. the Stash we can bust! the leftover binding strips from other quilts can become the binding they were always meant to be with others like them.... okay so I now am a follower of Geta's blog and somehow i managed to figure out how to follow here too. now if i could just figure out about the sponsor portion of people's comments? thank you for doing this Madamme Samm, you are "terrrrrific" as Tom used to say.
    have a cleverly crafty day all,
    denise/deBRAT in tampa bay Florida

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  32. Thank you for having Greta and her binding tutorial. Came just in time as I getting ready to bind a quilt. I now follow her blog and would love to win this day! I'm a wantobe sponsored by Kathy's Cottage.

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  33. I sew need to win this! I'm a follower! Sponsored by Raspberry Rabbits!

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  34. Great binding tutorial. I also love mixing up the fabrics on less colorful quilts. It makes a wonderful contrast. I'm a follower @ Geta's blog and here, of course! DD Lindsey and I would love to be the winners today.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  35. Great ideas for binding! I am a wantobe - my sponsor is A Stitch in Time! I am now following Geta!

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  36. I follow both blogs!! I'm a wantobe sponsored by Lily pad Quilting. Thanks

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  37. I really do like this pieced binding look a lot. Though I never used just something leftover for my bindings and always want it to work with the quilt, I've never tried to piece one before. It is definitely getting added to my must try list.

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  38. Love these quilts. They make me wish my work was more precise. I love learning all the tricks, though.

    And that cutting mat and rotary look fabulous. I'd be honored to win them.

    Lisa

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  39. Oh and I've never tried to sew the binding on both sides before. I have a mega huge king quilt to bind and I am dreading the hand sewing part. Perhaps if I can figure out the machine sewing both sides thing, that quilt will get finished sooner than it looks like it will now.

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  40. I am a wantobe quilter and I follow both blogs! My sponsor is amy @ diary of a quilter.

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  41. Hi! I'm a Wantobe. I follow you, and now Geta. My sponsor is Jennifer at Ellison Lane.

    The quilts in this post are amazing. I really like the falling blocks.

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  42. Good morning!! I'm following Geta! I LOVE her blocks quilt with the plain binding.... All those colors and I love how she quilted it!!

    Madame Samm - you know I'm here with Freda from The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe!!

    I have a new post on my blog today - - My Quilt - Finished!!! YAY me!!! Please stop by and take a look!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz
    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  43. Hi, I'm a wantobe sponsored by quiltingbydawn.
    I am now a follower of Geta. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

    Thanks to the sponsors for such wonderful gifts. This is an amazing giveaway.

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  44. What great information (and beautiful quilts)! I have done a little bit with bias which wasn't too bad but this is exciting. I wish there was something extra showing how to finish it. I know that my sponsor, Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts, and I would love to win this. Thanks.

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  45. I am a follower of Geta and a follower of yours. I love this tutorial on how to do binding. Thanks. I am a wantobe quilter and my sponser is Kathy at It's Only Natural. Thanks and pick me please.

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  46. I'm a wantobe sponsored by Ellison Lane Quilts, follow you and Gets. Her bindings are so beautiful and the tutorial will be so helpful! Thanks

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  47. Nice! I'm a wantobe that loves a scrappy binding. when you make one not on the bias, do you still press the seams open?

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  48. I am sponsored by Ellison Lane, I love Geta's beautiful work, have followed her for a long time, she is remarkable..thanks for a chance at this great giveaway...

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  49. oh, and my sponsor is Another Mary Ann.

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  50. What wonderful quilts you have pictured here, and wider binding is a great idea sometimes.

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  51. I'm a quilter stopping by to say thanks to Geta for the great tips on binding. Thanks also to all the Sponsors and Madame Samm!

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  52. I'm a quilter stopping by to say thanks to Geta for the great tips on binding. Thanks also to all the Sponsors and Madame Samm!

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  53. I am a follower sponsored by Teresa - At willow tree pond.
    I need all the help I can with binding.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  54. thank you to Geta for the great idea when I get to my first quilt and I am now a follower of her site and also this one and a wanna be quilter

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  55. Geta makes such beautiful quilts! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm a wantobe following Geta now, sponsored by diary of a quilter. thanks!

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  56. Did someone say this ruler will stay on track? Then I NEED it! I am so tired of my Omnigrid ruler slipping while cutting.

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  57. Why does everything look so easy when someone else does it? I love the pieced binding. I'm a wanta be from Marlene at stitchin by the lake.

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  58. Thank you Geta for the wonderful tips on making our quilts extra special with colorful binding. I'm a quilter so not entering the contest. Just wanted to tell Geta how much I admire her quilts. I love how your Urban Delight turned out. Am wondering if you are super human to be able to whip out these amazing quilts so quickly with all that detailed quilting, just wondering!! :-) Thanks again!

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  59. I am now following Geta and am a follower here. Thanks for the binding love! Geta-you do some wonderful quilting!
    I am still a Wantobe quilter and Amy @ Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor. Thanksfor the chance to win!

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  60. Geta, what great binding alternatives. We love having choices! Your quilts are beautiful.

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  61. From a long time quilter, I just LOVE LOVE your tutorial and I'm printing it out as I type this. Your quilts are beyond awesome! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. :)

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  62. Now following Geta! Love the colors and geometric shapes. I might try the multi color binding but still in a bias...something about a bias binding that just seems right to me!

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  63. Thank you Geta, for so great ideas! As soon as possible I will try the pieced binding. Brazilian kisses, Ane

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  64. Wow binding really had me worried but now I am willing to try. I am now a follower of Greta. Thanks for providing this opportunity. Stitching by the lake is my sponsor Thanks Madam Samm for all the encouragement. agnespat

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  65. Wow, Geta's quilting is truly amazing. Her designs, quilting, use of solids - a true artist. I am now a happy follower.

    I am a wantobe sponsored by Mary on Lake Pulaski.

    Thank you to everyone!

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  66. Thanks, Geta, for such a great tutorial! Love all those pretty colors - you make them play nice!!! Also love the ideas about making the binding more interesting - I've been making the binding from the same fabric as the last border, just to make sure all imperfections are hidden. (was going to say "any" but hey, I know they're there, so "all" seemed a better fit! LOL)

    I would love to do one of those border-print table runners, or even one of those swirly ones, but I haven't figured out how to do less (or more) than a 90 degree angle or a swoopy curve yet. Oh, and a scalloped border would be soooo fabulous on a wedding ring, or one of those appliqued with bunnies & flowers & vines. Oh my....I'd better get off the computer and onto the sewing!

    Thank you, Madame Samm, and Geta, and all the sponsors for hosting such a terrific giveaway.

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  67. Geta's choices in binding are stunning! What beautiful choices! I'm a wantobe follower.

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  68. I follow Geta and I love her cheery quilts. Hoping to win!

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  69. I follow Geta and I love her cheery quilts. Hoping to win!

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  70. Hi, I am now following Geta. Thanks Geta, love your machine quilting, bubbles etc. Follow Sew we Quilt and a Wantobe with Janes Fabric and Quilts. Need a mat really badly.

    Thanks to all the sponsors and Madam Sam.

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  71. wow love it!! i love the stripey binding! following geta now and my sponsor is diary of a quilter

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  72. I follow both blogs..Stayed much to long on Geta's blog..The quilting on her quilts well I must say WOW and she does this on a regular sewing machine and a industrial machine,not a long arm..And her bags well again WOW..I'm a wanna to be quilter. Jane's Fabrics my sponsor. Thanks Madam Samm for the great giveaway. This has been a great ride learning so many different things..Trouble they make it all look sooooooooooo easy..

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  73. Well helllo Geta...it is so nice to see you here. I have been following Geta for a long time now your patterns are wonderful and I have a few. Thanks for the tutorial on binding I always need help with that. Thanks Madame Samm I agree she is wonderful for newbies and oldies....lol Thank you to our sponsors what a lovely gift for a newbie. Have a wonderful day.

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  74. I am a wantobe quilter. I love the multi colored binding. And now I have a tutorial on how to make it! I am sponsored by Jane of Jane's fabrics and also a new follower of Geta's. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. Greta's quilts are so lovely and her binding tutorial is good. Binding is not my friend! I am a want to be quilter and Amy of Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor.

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  76. I am a wantobe quilter and I follow this blog as well as Amy @ Diary of a Quilter. I now follow Geta's blog.
    megromeo@gmail.com

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  77. I am a follower of Greta. I love the bindings AND the quilts. Jane's Fabrics and Quilts is my sponsor.

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  78. Awesome tutorial! Binding looks easier than I expected. Oh my this would be wonderful to win! I don't currently have any rulers or cutting tools, and so it takes a ridiculously long time to measure and cut fabric right now! I am a follower here and at Geta's. My blog sponsor is Sallie @ Sallie's Sampler. Thank you for this chance to win!

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  79. Would love these tools! Sponsor is Diary of a Quilter..

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  80. I haven't ever seen wide binding like that before but I thinik I like it. Great tutorial! Sponsor is Diary of a Quilter

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  81. I follow here of course, and I just followed Geta via her newsletter and in my google reader. My sponsor is Staci from The Confused Quilter. Thanks!!

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  82. wow those are beautiful quilts! I'm a wantobe and my sponsor is katherine at sew me something good! I now follow Geta's blog :)and this one!

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  83. I follow both blogs. I'm a wantobe and my sponsor is Amy from Diary of a Quilter. I absolutely love the quilt bindings.

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  84. i love how geta's strippy bindings look! i'm a new follower of hers and of course madame samm's. melissa from happy quilting sent me. yes, i'm a wantobe quilter.

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  85. Wow, Geta, your quilts are fantastic! The quilting is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  86. I love the pieced binding! Thanks for sharing! I'm a wantobe quilter who wants to try this method out. My blog sponsor is Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling.

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  87. Thanks for the tips on binding. Its good to think of the whole quilt and not leave the binding for an after thought. I'm going to try it on me next quilt.
    Margaret

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  88. Beautiful work! I'm following her now!

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  89. I'm following GEta and here. Can't wait to make some scrappy binding. I've been dying to get a new mat, rule and rotary cutter!! THanks for the chance to win!

    Oh, and I'm a wantobe sponsored by kdquilts.

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  90. I am a want to be quilter and am sponsered by Lily Pad Quilts. I am alreadty a follower of Geta's. I really think her quilts are just wonderful. I like the idea of a pieced binding, I have never tried it, but I will now. I also like the idea of it being wider. After all if you are going to take the time to piece it you want it to be noticed.

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  91. Geta, I've been a long time fan of your blog and really appreciate your post today! I've tried several times to machine sew my binding and like your tips as I think they'll give me success my next try :) I may not be a Wantobe but I wanted to thank you, Geta, and the sponsors and Madame Samm for all the wonderful information and giveaways!! Thank you :)

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  92. love the quilts on this post! and would love to get those supplies!

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  93. I am a new follower to Geta and a hopeful 'wantobe' quilter. I am really loving the idea of pieced binding. These rulers would really really come in handy. :)

    Sponsor : Melissa @ Happy Quilting

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  94. Since I'm a wantobe quilter, I'm always interested in great tutorials - thank you Geta! If I had a mat, ruler and rotary cutter I woud definitely try to make some pieced binding... so winning today would be fabulous =)
    I'm a follower on your blog and now of course also on Geta's.
    I'm registred with Amy @ Diary of a quilter.

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  95. So fun! I would love to win that mat (that way I can give my Father back his mat). Thanks! (Wantobe quilter sent from Diary of a Quilter)

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  96. Perfect! I am sponsored by Diary of a Quilter. Thanks for the chance!

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  97. I love the idea of a pieced binding, it looks so great on those quilts! I am here from Ellison Lane Quilts
    e.a.schroeder(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. I am a wantobe Quilter and sponsor is Janet@Caribou Crossing Chronicles, What beautiful quilts and the bindings really make a difference to each of them. I am a follower of Greta's and of course here too. I just want to say thank you for all the wonderful idea's you have shown us all. Hope you have a great day.

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  99. I'm usually a pastel person and Geta's quilts fit right in. Great idea with making the binding more interesting. Now, Geta's idea about being able to make the binding wider so that booboos can be covered sounds like just the thing for those of us new to quilting who know booboos are inherent!

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  100. great advice! I am a follower or geta and a follower of this site. i am a wanttobequilter and sue@quilttimes is my sponsor.

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  101. Love the 3D Pinwheels on Geta's blog! I Follow both Geta & Sew WE Quilt! I'm a wantobe and Paul at Outnumbered Quilter is my sponsor.

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  102. Love the 3D Pinwheels on Geta's blog! I Follow both Geta & Sew WE Quilt! I'm a wantobe and Paul at Outnumbered Quilter is my sponsor.

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  103. I am still enjoying your posts, the tutorial on binding was helpful for a beginner like me. I am a wantobe sponsored by Raspberry Rabbits.

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  104. Follower....Follower of all!! Madame, Thank you so much for the beautiful fabric I recieved in the mail. I had to practically steal my scissors back from Des, she was wanting them badly:) OH wonderful. Quilt Taffy is my sponsor!

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  105. Wantobe -sponser Marelene - stitching by the lake... and I follow. Thanks for the lovely tutorial on bindings! thanks for the lovely giveaways!

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  106. What a great tutorial Geta, and what beautiful quilts. I'm a new follower, and of course a follower here. This wantobe is sponsored by the stupendous Jacque, aka Snoodles @ Lilypadquilting.

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  107. I have yet to try binding of any kind. My last couple projects have been "pillowcased." I love her wide binding quilts at the end though!

    PS My sponsor is Amy @ Diary of a Quilter.

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  108. This is great to see for several reasons! I'm exactly at the binding stage of my quilt, my first quilt! and have been um-ing and ah-ing about how wide my strips should be.. and how to do them!

    But also because Geta's is one of the very first blogs I started to follow! ... and at the time I hadn't realised she was in Romania, and that is a country I love and visited back in 2004 (and even managed to learn a little of the language) .

    So thanks for the really helpful binding information, and to Madam Sam for yet another great giveaway :)

    I'm a Wantobe Quilter and my sponsor is Quilter in the Gap

    Giles (Touch And Sew / touchandsew.blogspot.com)

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  109. I love Geta's bright colors and have followed her blog.

    I'm a Wantobe quilter and my sponsor is Atwillowtreepond dot blogspot.com

    Thanks for looking at binding in a different way :)

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  110. I loved your binding tips Greta, especially winding it on an empty spool! I hope one of my sponsors wins...I love Carries fabric. :). Blessings, Marlene

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  111. What a great post Geta. Thank you. I was wandering your site before posting and really love so many of your quilts. I really LOVED the tutorial about using stripes. That was just awesome to see how turning things makes such a huge change. Thank you for that info as well.

    The True Cut is very cool. I saw that at a local quilt show a few months ago and just loved how that worked. I always laughed at the rotary cutters that were shaped that way BUT, wow, I sure changed my mind once I was able to use this cutter. Those are SOOOOOOOOOO comfortable in your hand and work really well.. Now I love them but have already bought some of the others before seeing this one. Hopefully I will be lucky because after testing this one out I know I'd be using it more than any other that I do have now. Anyone that wonders about the shape of these, I can tell you they are wonderful. Just using it that short period of time sure changed my mind.

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  112. Great tutorial - very helpful! I am a new follower of Geta's and am sponsored by Jane's Fabric & Quilts. Thanks!

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  113. I am so happy you showed the binding tricks. I am now signed up for Geta's blog also. All the info I am trying to absorb.

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  114. wow, that's a large mat! thanks for the binding tutorial!

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  115. I've been admiring Geta's amazing work for some time! I love her eye for colour and texture! She makes binding look a little less scary.

    I'm a follower there, here and am definitely a WANTOBE quilter, visiting with the other party hopefuls from Team Lily Pad Quilting.

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  116. I'm a quilter so I have nothing towin here, (unless one of my lovely followers comments and wins!) but I have to say I just love this idea and the way it adds such spunk to a quilt! Beautiful tutorial Geta, I love it!

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  117. What a great binding tutorial! I will try that when I get my first quilt made! I am already a follower of Geta's & here. My wantobe quilter sponsor is Jane's fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway! :)

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  118. Hello, I am a want to be quilter, sponsored by Amy at Diary of a Quilter and I follow you and now Geta. Her quilts are so colorful and visually exciting! I like that pieced binding idea a lot. Her tutorial was very informative. Thanks for the information, Geta! And thanks to everyone responsible for this giveaway, too. I am so enjoying these.

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  119. Great help for me as binding is something I am dreading (got a while til I need worry though)
    I'm a wantobe (who needs a rotary cutter lol) sponsored by Marcia @ crafty sewing and quilting

    Tracey xx

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  120. I'm now a follower of Geta (and a follower here of course!) I love this method of binding and can't wait to try it! My sponsor is lilypad quilting

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  121. Love the binding tips and sewing a straight line tip.!! I enjoyed your post Geta and will follow you even though I'm already a quilter.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  122. I'm a Wantobe sponsored by Happy Quilting and I follow you and Geta!

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  123. LOVE your binding lesson. I am also in awe of your quilts.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN
    (sponsored by Raspberry Rabbit)

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  124. And a follower of Geta!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN
    Sponsored by Raspberry Rabbit

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  125. I'm a Wantobe sponsored by Jane's Fabric. I love the multi colored binding, seems like a great way to use up what's left from making your quilt.

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  126. I'm a want to be sponsored by Amy at Diary of a Quilter. I'm a subscriber here and a subscriber of Geta's. Thanks!

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  127. Its me the wantobe again. My sponsor is Jane's Fabrics. I love the scrappy look to the binding. Thanks to you all!

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  128. Neat binding tutorial! I'm a wantobe sponsored by Lily Pad Quilting! I'm following Geta's blog and this blog as well!

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  129. I know Geta for so many years....she was a really teacher for me even that distance apart us. I met her once in reality and have the opportunity to see and touch ALL of her quilts. A LOT of quilts...all wonderful, all extremely precised worked. She is a leader for many of us.
    Happy to read her "lessons" about binding , here on your site. A great site. I love it.
    And I'm a follower of both ;)

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  130. I really like this tutorial from Geta, it´s awesome. I just became a follower of her blog, and have been following this blog for a while.

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  131. I loved this tutorial and am so excited to find Geta's blog! Thank you! I am a wantobe quilter sponsored by Marcia's Crafty Sewing! Great day!

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  132. I am following Geta :) Great wide binding idea!

    My sponsor is A Stitch in Time

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  133. Commenting for wantobee daughter, Merinda, who's excited there's more rulers and cutting mats being given away. Now following Geta's blog as well and amazed at how neat her machine stitched binding is! We really are having a world tour with the guests too :).
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  134. Love this different idea for binding quilts. I'm a following of Geta and left a comment as well. Sponsored by Jane's Fabric and Quilts.

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  135. Thank you for this wonderful thank differently about binding tutorial!And thanks to everyone responsible for this giveaway.My wantobe quilter sponsor is Katusya.

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  136. I am a follower of Geta.
    Wonderful tutorial, Geta!
    I have become a follower here.
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for the chance to win.
    Deborah

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  137. Love this.
    a wannabe sponsored by Debbie from designs by Debbie. following in both places

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  138. I'm a quilter, and I follow you and Geta.

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  139. I am a want a be quilter and I follow both sites. Thanks for the tutorial it looks like I might be able to do that.

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  140. oups, miss something!... try again... so i'm a follower here and Geta. And i'm totally in love with her amazing bag

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  141. Thanks Geta. I'm a follower. Really like your Nina's Garden quilt and the last one in the photo's here.
    Good information on binding that all can use.
    Madam Samm, I'm a wantabe and would love to win as would my sponser Dionn from Quiltscapes.
    What newbie couldn't use a wonderful cutting mat, ruler and cutter?
    I'm a follower of you, Geta, and many many more now. I may have more time for sewing soon because I'm on the computer checking things so much lately my hubby's gonna get rid of me. :>)
    Thanks Madam Samm

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  142. Love Geta's quilts and her binding. A really good rotary cutter would help make those beautiful bindings.

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  143. I'm a new Geta follower and thank you and her so much for the tutorial. Gorgeous quilts!

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  144. Count me in!! oh, my do I need a bigger cutting mat.

    I am sponsored by Amy @ A Quilting Sheep

    Thank you sponsors and Madamme Samm

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  145. I check Geta's blog everyday. She makes beautiful things.

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  146. The pieced binding looks like a great way to use up extra pieces of the fabric left from the quilt. Thanks for the tutorial. The give away - rulers, mat, and rotary cutters would be most helpful in making those beautiful bindings.

    I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Lily Pad Quilting. I follow here and now Geta.

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  147. I'm a wantobe, sent here by snoodles at lilypad quilting. I would love to win this prize! I follow here and now I follow Greta too. Sew please can't it be my lucky day?

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  148. Another great idea for binding! I'm really excited. Thanks so much. I'm a wanttobequilter sent here by The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe.

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  149. Get binding tips and beautiful quilts. Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling sent me.

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  150. Even though I have sewn a couple of quilts, this is one area I haven't know how to do. Love the tutorial and am following Greta for more great helps.
    Jan

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  151. Greta your quilts are beautiful. Thank you for the fun tutorial...I really like your binding ...it reallys sets off your quilts.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  152. Geta is so very talented, in so many ways. And her binding is top notch perfect! Great post Geta.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  153. Geta is so very talented, in so many ways. And her binding is top notch perfect! Great post Geta.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  154. I already follow both blogs and my sponsor is Paul, the Outnumbered Quilter.

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  155. I am a follower of both blogs--sounds like a wonderful giveaway!

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  156. Thank you Geta for this great idea!
    Zuzana from Amsterdam

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