Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Guest #38 with Bec and her Binding Tutorial - and a giveaway of....

WOW!!! So so excited to be back with you for this AMAZING series... I'm Bec from Chasing Cottons and today I'm going to share with you a Binding tutorial... OK.. Are you ready? Lets get straight into it!
WHen your up to the binding stage of your Quilt..? The First Step, is to find out how much fabric do you need?... Get out your calculators...
 Do this by adding 2 x width and 2 x length. So, My Quilt Top measures 
2 x 50" + 2 x 58" = 216"
then divide 216 by 44" (width of fabric) = 4.9
So, you need 4.9 or 5 Strips to get you all the way around. I always add an extra just in case... So 6 Strips.
Your strips need to be 2.5" wide, so you need 6 x 2.5" = 15" of fabric
Still following?? You can work it out quickly in your head once you get the hang of it.
Cut your 6 strips, 2.5" wide.
 With a 1/4" seam allowance, join them them all end to end, so you have one long continuous strip. You can do a diagonal seam to reduce bulk, but i don't usually.
 Press seams open.
 Next, with wrong sides together, press your strip in half length ways...
 I always start at the bottom of my quilt.  Lay your binding strip on with the raw edge of your binding along the raw edge of your quilt top. Leave around 6 inches and place a pin to hold in place.
 Start in front of the pin you just put in,With a 1/4" seam allowance and your walking foot, sew down a few stitches and reverse to secure. Continue sewing along, 1/4" in from the edge, until you reach your first corner.
 When you are 1/4" away from your first bottom edge ( or next side ), put your needle down. Lift your presser foot .
 Swivel your Quilt and instead of continuing to sew down the next side.. you are going to sew backwards off your quilt top
 Secure with a few reverse stitches. Pull your top out of your machine and cut your threads.
 Take your binding strip and fold it up 45 degrees... See below.
 Then fold it back down on itself. This will give you a neat mitre corner.
 Now, Continue to sew down this next side. Remember to do a couple reverse stitches again in the begging to secure.
 Sew all around your quilt, mitring your corners as you come to them. When you get close to where you started... Stop about 8-10 inches away and Reverse to secure.
 Take your quilt top out of your machine and lay on a flat surface. Take your ruler and measure the distance between your two spots.  Another formula for you..
 Mine was 8 inches, So,
8 inches + .5 inch(seam allowance) = 8.5"
Divide by 2 = 4.25 inches.
Next, Measure and cut each binding end... Mine needed to be cut 4.25 inches long. You will cut yours differently depending on your measurements.

 With right sides together, pin to hold.
 With 1/4" seam allowance sew these two binding ends together.
 Fold out and lay flat and
  sew this down onto your quilt... You have now finished the machine sewing part. Almost done!
Take your scissors
 Cut off the extra batting all around the edge of your quilt. Take care cutting around your corners.. you don't want to cut a hole in your binding.
 Iron your binding out flat
 Fold your binding back over to the back of your quilt.
 I always fold mine just over the sewing line so you cant see it.
 With a slip stitch... Sew in place.
When you get to the corners, the side you were sewing goes under first and the next side folds neatly over top...
Continue all around your edge and your done!!!! A BIG CONGRATS to you!!!!
 and Congrats to all of you who read ALL the way down to the bottom of this post!!!

Editors note:
Bec, it is hard not to get excited about binding
especially when you are using black and white dots.
love it...and seeing we are excited by these colors.
and it has me thinking rolling fabrics...
HOW about this....


Giveaway today for our Wantobe Quilters..


This collection of fabrics is from 
at Elizabeth Studio...it will certainly have you rolling...
Barbara's Diner is what it is called..

Our Wantobe  today will also winner will win
this Sewing basket from Colonial Needle.
 filled  with every kind of needle you will
need for binding...
and enough fabric for both you
and your blog sponsor..


What do you need to do to win?
Follow our dear Bec here...
follow us here yes, 
and leave a comment...

that is all!

Big thanks goes out to Bec, Elizabeth
Studio, Colonial Needles, Great Gerberas
for the mini roses and YOU
for being someone who shares
something good with others..
They will thank you, we will thank
YOU. You are kind, you are smart..
YOU is important to us...



191 comments:

  1. Great tutorial!! I'm a new follower of Bec's! I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Jane's Fabrics & Quilts. Hope I win!

    Brenda C
    bllcornish at yahoo dot com

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  2. I'm a follower here and a new follower over on Bec's blog. :) Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

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  3. I'm a new follower of Bec and of course a follower of yours! I'm a wantobe sponsored by SewCalGal. Love that fabric & the basket of goodies!!! I hope you pick me!!! Have a Wonderous Day! :)

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  4. Mitering a corner is a challenge. Thanks, Bec, for your great tut and clear instructions on how to get around those tricky corners!

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial ! I'm a follower here and new follower of Bec

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  6. I'm a follower here and a new follower over on Bec's blog. Amy Smart is my sponsor.

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  7. thanks Madame Samm for featuring another talented aussie girl :)

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  8. I have been a follower of Bec at Chasing Cottons for a while now. Actually, every time I get ready to do my binding I look at her tutorial because I want to make sure I fold those corners right for nice corners! Of course I follow here too! I'm a Wantobe. My sponsor is Melissa at Happy Quilting. Come on Mr. Random number thingy. I'm (we're) ready to win!!!

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  9. Hi, Im a follower of youre blog , and a follower of Bec's blog.

    thanks so much for a chance to win.

    Kerstin

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  10. How did you know? I was researching how to's for binding earlier tonight. Yay! Thanks Bec...I'm following you now.
    My sponsor is Freda of Adventures of the Empress of the Universe. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  11. Thanks for the tut! It sure will come in handy if/when I finish my first quilt.
    I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Confessions of a fabraholic.

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  12. I'd just love to win! I'm a follower of Becs and a wantobe quilter.

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  13. I'm a follower here and a new follower over on Bec's blog. Fabraholic is my sponsor.

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  14. I'm a follower of Bec's and a follower of Sew We Quilt! Thanks for a great binding tutorial! Which will come in handy whenever I get my first quilt made! :) My wantobe quilter sponsor is Jane's Fabrics!

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  15. Love the black spotty binding. I'll have to try your way of binding soon.

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  16. Thank you so much Bec for a much needed tutorial. I am a Wantobe and have started following Bec and am already a follower on here. I am sponsored by Janes Fabrics and Quilts. Thanks Madame Samm fir all your hard work.

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  17. Great tutorial! I'm a follower here and now also on Bec's fabulous blog. I'm a wantobe quilter, registred with amy@diary of a quilter. And I would loooove to win today's giveaway! =)

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  18. woo-hoo! A binding tutorial! What I need the most!

    Signing in for Allie Coburn who is the wantobequilter! She is sponsored by SewCalGal!

    We follow Bec and here too!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. I am a Wantobe Quilter signed up with Linda@StrayStitches

    I am always following Stash Manicure & I Now follow at Chasing Cottons - What a lovely blog it is ;)

    Great tutorial - & The basket of Goodies - Wonderful supplies - Quilting must haves no doubt !!!

    Thank you Madame Samm, Elizabeth Studio, Colonial Needles, & Great Gerberas -You all have made yet another lovely contribution to this campaign !!!

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  20. Great tutorial :-) I've followed Bec for a wee while, as I loved her Quilt 101 posts!

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  21. I follow Bec now. What a wonderful binding tutorial. It's something I can always use help with!

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  22. I already am a follower here! thanks!

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  23. This tutorial came in at the right time. I struggle with binding, love the polka dots and save the tutorial for my next quilt! Thanks!

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  24. I loved the tutorial and am a follower!

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  25. love your blog!! I'm follower here and new follower Bec. Thanks for de chance.
    Núria
    www.nunurina.blogspot.com
    nunurina@hotmail.com

    Congratulations!!

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  26. I'm a very very new quilter. The binding tutorial is great, and I'm anxious to try it. I'm now following Bec as well!

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  27. Binding looks like a scary undertaking. Thank goodness there are plenty of resources here at the giveaway once I start quilting! I follow Bec and Madame Samm and Amy at Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor.

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  28. Thanks for the tutorial!! I am follower to Bec's blog and here too!! I am a Wantobe!! My sponsor is Staci from the confused Quilter... Pick me,please.......

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  29. Great lesson on binding! New to your blog, love it!

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  30. Sew, after being knocked out with mommy's all powerful sleepy juice the wee babe slumbers while I check out Bec's tut. Win win I think! I was just asking someone special how to bind a quilt and thanks to Nec now I know. Sew, I am a new follower of hers and as always a Stash Manicure follower. Thanks to both!

    Blessings and good sleep from the NW!

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  31. What a great tutorial from Bec! She makes binding seam easy! Thanks to Bec, Elizabeth Studio and Colonial Needles and Madame Samm!
    I am a wantobe, I am a follower here, and I follow Bec! Jane's Fabrics is my sponsor!

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  32. Fab tutorial! Good luck to all the wantobe quilters!

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  34. I am a quilter but just wanted to say I actually learned something from this tutorial about the back stitch that I want to try to see if that allows me to make neater bindings. Thanks!

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  35. Great tutorial--will be referring back to this when I finally get to the binding stage. I am a follower of Bec and here, and am a wantobe sponsored by Amy at Diary of a Quilter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. I am following here and following Bec's blog.


    That seems a little complicated, but if I ever get to that point I will try it this way.

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  37. How cute is that poka-dot binding! I just became a follower of both super blogs. Your giveaways are amazing!!!

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  38. Great tutorial! I am a new follower here and at Bec's blog!

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  39. Love this tutorial - I am a wantobe sponsored by Amy of Diary of a Quilter and I follow both blogs.

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  40. Good tutorial! I'm now a follower of Bec, but have been reading her blog thru RSS feeds previously. Ooooh... boy would I love to win this sewing basket and the cute fabric!!! I'm a wantobe and my sponsor is Kathy's Cottage.

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  41. Love the how to on the binding. Great..

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  42. I follow Bec and I follow you:)
    my sponsor is Jeni at Incolororder

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  43. "I am a Wannabe Quilter" Michelle@theraspberryrabbits is my Sponsor

    Thanks Bec for this amazing Tutorial!! I am following your Blog and left you a comment too!!

    Good Morning Madame Samm, I am one of your followers too!! Loving every minute of this campaign! If I said pick me like the rest I would be saying that everyday, because I just need it all! Right down to my own Sewing machine!!

    Thanks Bec, Elizabeth Studio, Colonial Needle and Great Gerberas(Roses are pretty today!) and to you Madame Samm for you all have enlightened another day with some great information!!!

    Have a Great Day All!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  44. Good Morning!! Today is going to be a great day!! Why? Because it started out with my two favorite quilt blogs being combined into one! I've already been following Bec and I'm following here with my sponsor Freda from The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe!!

    Thank you, Bec, for your binding tutorial - you make it look so easy!! And thank you, Madame Samm, for being the wonderful you that you are!!

    Have a great day!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz
    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  45. Love this tut! This is what I dread being new to quilting! My sponsor is Raspberry Rabbits. sewingmom42(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Loved this tute--hopefully my corners will be a little neater from now on! I am a follower of yours and now I am following Bec's blog--thanks a bunch.

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  47. WOW! This is a great tut/blog. I read it all the way through. Top to bottom. Very easy-to-understand instruction. Thank you Bec and Madan Samm!

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  48. Great tutorial! I am flagged to come back to when I finish my first quilt top!

    I am a wantobe, my sponsor is A Stitch in Time. I am a follower of Chasing Cottons and Stash Manicure! :)

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  49. I am already following Bec. Love all of these tutorials. I bought a tool to help with bindings, but if I flub that when I try it on my first quilt, I will try this next!

    I am a wantobe sponsored by Mary on Lake Pulaski. I would so love to win this; it would help so much. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE MADE THIS POSSIBLE!

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  50. Hi, I'm a wantobe sponsored by quilting by dawn.
    Thanks to Bec for the great tutorial. I think I'm finally starting to get from "it's overwhelming" to "I think I can".
    This blog has been amazing with all the inspiration and wonderful tutorials.

    I am a follower of Bec and of course here. Thanks Madame Samm and all the sponsors.

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  51. I am a wantobe quilter and a new follower for Bec. Sponsor is a Stitch in Time.

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  52. Very timely tutorial! I'm almost to this point on my first quilt! I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling.

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  53. Im a newbie follower of you and Bec's. So glad I found you guys, would LOVE to win the giveaway today and kick start my quilting stash, x

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  54. Thanks for the tutorial. I haven't gotten that far yet with a quilt, but will refer back to this when I am. I'm a new follower of Bec's. Also a follower here. Sponsor is Clover & Violet. Thanks!

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  55. Now following Bec! And there was fabulous inspiration on her page because I'm sewing hexies since I needed an airplane project! I love the hexie ruler on her page! I'm from Amy at Diary of a quilter and I'd love to be a winner!

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  56. Good morning! So many entries ahead of me already! I am a new follower of Chasing Cottons and I follow you already. I am a want to be quilter sponsored by Amy at Diary of A Quilter. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  57. Thanks for the binding tut! I love the polka dot you choose.
    I am now a follower of Bec's and am a follower here.
    I am a Wantobe and my sponsor is Amy @ Diary of a Quilter.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. That is a cute choice of fabric for binding! I am a wantobe under Another Mary Ann, I just followed Bec, and I'd love a chance at that adorable fabric.

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  59. Yay! I think the binding of a quilt is actually my favorite part, especially, as you say, if its done in black an white polka dots! Thanks for the great tutorial and also the amazing giveaway (really could use those needles). I'm a Wantobe quilter sent from Diary of a Quilter blog.

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  60. I'm a wantobe sponsored by Lily pad quilting!! I follow Bec and here. Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaways!!

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  61. good morning all! Another great tut! Thanks so much Bec! I am a new follower, also a wantobequilter who follows here, and am sponsored by Sharon@Vroomans Quilts. of course I want to win! Have a great day, thank you to all the wonderful sponsors, and to you, Madame Samm, I can't imagine all the work you have done, and are still doing to make this all possible. Christel

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  62. I'm a follower here and will now follow Bec's. Thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for the giveaway. The basket and the fabrics look delicious!

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  63. Love her binding tutorial! I'm a follower of Bec, you, and am a wantobe sponsored by Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  64. I am following Bec, and I'm a sponsored follower on your blog...great prize package

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  65. Thanks Bec for the great binding tutorial. Your instructions are so easy to follow! I'm a quilter and follower :D

    Thanks to the great sponsors!

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  66. HI: Already follow chasing cottons and love your site too. Thanks for the chance to win.

    cathy

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  67. Another great tutorial and a cute new blog.... following, check.
    Thanks!!
    Wantobe - Sallove
    Sponsor - Kd of KD quilts

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  68. I'm following Bec now- what a great tutorial- so easy to follow! I feel ready to conquer bindings! I'm sponsored by diary of a quilter. Thanks!

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  69. Dear Madam Samm, This was such a great tutorial,thank you. I have been fearful thinking about "Binding!" however I think I can try this. Thanks again. I am a wantobe whose sponsor is "Stitching by the Lake" agnespat

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  70. Hi Im a new follower of Bec "Chasing Cotton" love the new binding idea and Im also a wanna be quilter and of Janes fabrics also

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  71. Thank you for the wonderful instructions! Love the photos - they make it so much easier for me! Off to follow Bec's blog. Oh yes, I am a Wantobee sponsored by Kelly at IHAN.

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  72. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Bec for this awesome tutorial. I am new to quilting and am a Wantobe Quilter. I have trouble understanding just "reading" directions at times, but this was such a clear instruction on how to bind a quilt. You made it look so easy. I now believe I can bind a quilt without any problem. I am a follower here and follow Chasing Cottons, and my sponsor is GMama Jane from Grandmama's Stories. Thanks Madame Samm for this awesome campaign and learning experience.

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  73. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I really needed this tutorial and enjoyed it sooo much! I also loved Bec's blog and look forward to following her. I am a Wantobe sponsored by Marcia's Crafty Sewing! Great day!

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  74. This will make trying binding much easier.
    Sponsored by Teresa- At willow tree pond.
    Tressa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  75. Oooh. This seems doable.

    Thanks! My sponsor is Amy @ Diary of a Quilter.

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  76. Oh, is that how you bind? I've been pinning both sides and sewing blindly, and my pillows show it too.

    thank you thank you thank you for this.

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  77. I love this tutorial! I am a follower of both, and Jane's Fabrics is my sponsor. Thanks!

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  78. Great tutorial and love your black and white fabric. Thanks for including me in this fabulous giveaway.

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  79. I am a new follower of Bec's and here too! I am a wantobe and my sponsor is Janesfabrics.blogspot.com GREAT tutorial Bec!

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  80. I am a follower here and follow Chasing Cottons, and my sponsor is GMama Jane from Grandmama's Stories. Thank you for having Bec. Putting a binding on looks easy,now. I would love to win this giveaway.

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  81. Great tutorial! I'm following both blogs. I'm a wantobe and my blog sponsor is Amy with Diary of a Quilter. Thanks!

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  82. Bec, I've seen and read LOTS of binding tutorials but this one was the CLEAREST and broken down into small enough increments that I really got it!! I had to go back and reread the part where you stopped 8-10 in. there at the end. It looked to me like you had CUT the binding too short until I finally realized you had simply FOLDED BACK the binding strip. Got it!! I'll be referring back to this more than once and I'm a quilter of many years!! GREAT GREAT Job!!
    Thanks so much. Oh and I'm a new follower!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  83. Great tutorial! I always have some anxiety over binding. I am sponsored by Amy at Diary of a Quilter, and I follow this blog and Bec's.
    megromeo@gmail.com

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  84. Love the tutorial on binding. Thanks. I am a follower of both blogs. My sponsor is Kathy from Its Only Natural.

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  85. I'm a follower of Bec's! Would LOVE to win!!

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  86. Wonderful! Great tips on binding. I hadn't seen this before. I am sponsored by Diary of a Quilter. Thanks for the chance!

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  87. I'm a new follower of Bec's! I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Deborah in Atlanta. Great tutorial for a beginner like me. Bindings look so daunting, but one day I'll give it a try.

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  88. I hope you will also include a binding tutorial with mitered joins for the wannabe's. It isn't that hard, and so much less bulk at the joins when doing a double fold.

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  89. love it!! i follow you and bec. my sponsor is diary of a quilter

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  90. Great tutorial! I already follow Bec and you of course. I am a wantobe quilter sent by Lilypadquilting.

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  91. I'm a follower here and at Bec's. I'm sponsored by kdquilts. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  92. Great Tutorial! Thank you! It's saved in bookmarks for future use!

    Beautiful Fabric, Madame Samm, Thank you.

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  93. I am a follower of Bec's. After this post I am working on my binding.

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  94. Thanks for the great tutorial. I am already following Bec and here of course. I would love to win this great giveaway. I am a wantobe sponsored by Shell at The Raspberry Rabbits.

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  95. I am already loving Bec's blog. So many good tips!
    Following here too! Loving these giveaways!

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  96. Great tutorial! I have followed Bec's blog for a while now, and I of course follow Madame Samm. Sew now can I win this lovely contest please? Lilypad Quilting/Snoodles sent me. I am a wantobe!

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  97. I am now a follower of Bec's blog and am going to try her binding method the next time I do binding. I am a want to be quilter and Amy of Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor.

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  98. Thank you for the wonderfully comprehensive tutorial, it helped me with an issue I've been having with my bindings.I've become a new follower to Bec's blog too!

    Carolyn

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  99. Great tutorial, definitely saved it. I follow Bec and of course I follow the wonderful Madame Samm...

    I am a wantobe on Team Lilypad Quilting.

    Thanks a million!

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  100. Just a tip from a quilter: on some machines you can NOT go in reverse with the walking foot. It can break the foot. I know from experience!! It made such a noise, I thought I'd broken my machine!

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  101. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm a wantobe and now following Bec.

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  102. I love her choice of fabrics-so vivid and refreshing; so alive. I'm 69 years old and somehow looking at that reminded me of a jar of cookies and a tall glass of cold milk and jumping rope (double Dutch, my favorite!) Hmmm! I'm not a quilter, yet. I know, I know; better hurry up, lady! As the song goes, "the end is near" but I still have a lot of livin' to do, kiddos! Anyway, this giveaway would be perfect. I just joined Bec's website to get more information to help me and I've been a member here for a few months now.

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  103. Picture tutorials are the best example for quilt blogs I can think of. I tell about new blogs at our guild mtg. every month. Thanks for a good binding tutel

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  104. I found you on Lily's Quilts--one of my favorite bloggers. Where have you been and why haven't I seen you before now? I'm signing up to be a follower of yours and Bec's.

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  105. I'm a new follower over ehre and a=over at Bec's, thanks for the giveaway :)

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  106. I'm out of town on a golf trip and this is the third day of rain!! Great tut today. Hope DD Lindsey and I win!
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  107. Yay for polka dots!! And thank you thank you thank you for the binding tutorial. I don't know why, but the two things about quilting that scare me the most are A) Actually cutting the fabric. (I'm scared I'll do it horribly wrong or crooked or something) and B) The binding! I don't know why!!! I think it might be because I love to admire my mother-in-law's (Rae Ann's) quilts and before she showed me how she does it one day, I've always been in awe of how they always look so perfect, and how long the strip of fabric has to be, and how she always seems to be able to do it without me being able to see a single seam!! So today's post is definitely going to be bookmarked and saved FOREVER! :) Thanks Bec and Madame Samm!!

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  108. ooh great tutorial, thanks. i'm a follower of bec and of course madame samm. melissa from happy quilting sent me. i'm a wantobe quilter. thanks!

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  109. I am a wantobe quilter and my sponsor is Janet @ Caribou Crossing Chronicles. now following Chasing Cottons and of course Madame Samm's. Deb had a great idea at the corners of her binding, will have to try that one next. Have a great day .

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  110. I am now a follower of Bec. I appreciate the binding tutorial...I am sure it will help me do a better job. Jane's Fabrics and Quilts is my sponsor.

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  111. I follow both blogs! I'm a wantobe quilter and my sponsor is Diary of a Quilter!

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  112. Very nice tutorial. Now I know I am doing it correctly. Thanks. I am a follower of your blog.

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  113. I am already a follower of Bec and SWQ. I love Bec's tutorials (and fabric choices, too)! I am a wantobe quilter. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

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  115. I follow Bec. A few weeks ago, I stumbled onto her Quilt Class 101 series, and it gave me the confidence to start quilting, so she's kind of my hero :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. Very good binding tutorial; easy to understand and to the point. I follow Chasing Cottons and the glorious Madame Samm. My sponsor is Lily Pad Quilting. Thanks!

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  117. Nice tutorial, great pics. But, instead of sewing your strips together with straight seams, sew them with diagonal, bias seams, including the end where you put them together. By doing it that way, you spread out all the bulk of the seam.

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  118. I love Bec's blog! I'm her newest follower! Of course I follow here as well & my sponsor is Amy @ diary of a quilter.

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  119. Thank you for the opportunity to win! I'm new to your blog/website. I have yet to go back and read it, but it looks like it's full of great ideas and beautiful stuff!

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  120. Thank you Bec! I follow her blog and SM. wantobe quilter - sponsor is Marlene - sititching by the lake! thanks!

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  121. I'm already a follower here & became a follower of Bec. Great tutorial! That is how I do my binding & they always turn out good.

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  122. I follow both blogs and am a wantobe quilter. My Sponsor is Amy from Diary of a quilter. Such a cute binding tutorial and I absolutely love the giveaway fabric SO cute.

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  123. Great post. I am a wanttobequilter a follower of bec's and of this site. sue@quilttimes is my sponsor. Have a great day!

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  124. I am a followers of Bec's and love her quilting tutorials. As a Wantobe Quilter today gifts look amazing, thanks to Madam Samm and Jane's Fabric and Quilts for this opportunity.

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  125. This was a fantastic tutorial and I went straight over to follow Bec! I'm already a follower here and my sponsor is atwillowtreepond! Please enter me as a wannabe!

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  126. Great tutorial. I'm a happy new follower of Bec's now, and follow here.

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  127. I'm following this blog, and Bec's blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Heather

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  128. Good tutorial - I am a wantobe quilter!

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  129. Following you and Bec in my reader now! And I'll be going back to catch up on this series - I definitely want to be a quilter!

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  130. thanks for the tutorial... I am now folling your blog... your 101 classes look great!

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  131. Thanks for the great tutorial!
    I am a follower here and at Bec's.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Deborah

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  132. I already follow Bec at Chasing Cottons. Can't seem to find how to follow this blog for the giveaway or how to become a Wantobe.....but I'd like to very much.
    Andreahfranklin at gmail dot com

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  133. Thanks for the tute. Now a follower. Sponsor MaryAnn @ Rocknquilts.

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  134. I'm a follower and agree, the black and white dots are adorable. The formula lost me the first time though but I think I got it the 2nd, or maybe it was the 3rd.
    Thanks for sharing Bec.
    Madam Samm, thank you, too.
    Mysponser is Dionn Stott of quiltscapes.
    We'd love to win!

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  135. Thanks for the great tutorial! I'm a follower here and at Bec's.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  136. I could never visualize the mitered corners until you showed step by step photographs. Thanks!

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  137. Isn't Bec's blog so sweet? I'm excited to follow her blog and of course, I follow THIS one! I'm a Wantobe and Paul, at Outnumbered Quilter is my sponsor! Have a great day!

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  138. I love it!!! Thank you so much for showing me how to do it this way!!!!

    suzannebake@gmail.com

    Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts is who I am registered with:)

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  139. I am already a follower of Bec's blog. She's awesome. Loved her tutorial today on binding. I could really use this basket today. My beginning quilt piecing class I'm in now will be doing the binding in two more weeks (or is it next week maybe...shoot can't remember now lol) I'm also a follower of Sew WE Qulit as well of course.

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  140. I'm a wantobe sponsored by Jane's Fabrics. This is one of the best tutorials on binding I've watched or read online.

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  141. Thank you so much for the tut Bec and for the giveaway Madame Samm! The math for the binding can be confusing for me, I try to bind as soon as I have everything quilted and by that time I am exhausted. I have to try it your way next time, you make it look sew easy! I am now a follower of Bec and I can't wait to see what else you want to share with us! My sponsor is Angie with Summerfield Quilts and good luck to everyone!

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  142. I'm a follower both places! My sponsor is lilypad quilting

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  143. Enjoyed this tutorial! I'm following Bec's blog and this blog as well. I'm also a wantobe sponsored by Lily Pad Quilting. Awesome giveaway!

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  144. Thank you Madame Samm, Elizabeth Studio, Colonial Needles, & Great Gerberas.I love it!Thanks for the great tutorial.My sponser is Katusya

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  145. I am a follower here and of Bec's. Thanks for the excellent tutorial!

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  146. I have never been able to miter a nice corner on my quilts. I will try this method on the next quilt I finish. Seems so simple and easy.
    Jan

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  147. I love to bind quilts and I know it was the scariest part when I started to learn. My daughter hasn't gotten that far but she will. My daughter, Jennifer, is the wantobe and really could use the basket of goodies.

    I'm a follower of both blogs (love them!).

    Thank you so much,
    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  148. I'm now following Bec via email (blogger is not cooperating!); I'm a wantobe quilter and my sponsor is Kelly @ IHAN. Thanks for the binding tutorial.

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  149. WOW, Great tutorial for cutting and putting the binding onto the quilt. I loved it, thanks, kathy

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  150. Love Bec's binding choice - black w/white dots - how cute! Nice binding tutorial. I also like the Fons & Porter binding tool for a diagonal seam.

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  151. What a great tutorial. Being new that helps alot. I follow you and I'm a new follower of Bec at Chasing Cotton.

    Thank you and the sponcors for the giveaway. My sponcor is Clover & Violet.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  152. Trying again here...love the tutorial...and really love how you spell your name!
    hope I win! I'm following Bec's blog now and here and sponsored by Nan@pots and pins.

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  153. Thanks for the clear and timely tutorial, Bec! And especially for the information about how to calculate the amount of binding needed! I'm almost to the point where I'm ready to bind my very first solo quilt ... a baby quilt ... and this will be so helpful.

    I'm a wannabe, of course, and I'm with Team Lily Pad Quilting. I follow here, there and almost everywhere, me being a quilt information junkie. It's how I roll.

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  154. what a great tutorial that is. So easy to understand.
    I'm a wannabe sponsored by debbie from designs by debbie. I follow here and there

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  155. Great tutorial from an awesome Aussie Girl.....not biased of course as I live in Australia tooo. Thank you for sharing.

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  156. I have the most trouble with the binding. Thanks for the tutorial!
    I am a wantobe from Ellison Lane Quilts

    e.a.schroeder(at)gmail(dot)com

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  157. I'm a follower and all that. How come some say you need to have diagonals for the binding and some (like the tutorial here) say you do not? It must not make that much of a difference.

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  158. I really want to bind something in polka dots now. I guess I'll have to actually finish a quilt to do that....

    And the giveaway fabric rocks. I'd be honored to have it.

    My sponsor is Katherine @ sew me something good.

    Thanks,

    Lisa

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  159. hi there,
    what a nice tutorial! i will have to give it a try one day. I am a wantobe quilter, I am following Bec's blog, this one and my sponsor is happy quilting.
    thank you!!

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  160. Great tutorial Bec - all of our wanttobe quilters will be able to sit right down and bind a quilt with no trouble thanks to you. You made it simple enough to understand and gorgeous enough to make us all want to do polka dots! blessings, marlene

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  161. Perfect timing...I have a small project started for my mom and will need to be ready for binding soon. Not to mention the want to be quilter give away is awesome too. I'm a follower and my sponsor is The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe....hoping for a win!! :)

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  162. Hi, I am following Bec and loved the photos on the binding on your site! You have the best giveaway! Love all the quilting tips too.

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  163. I'm subscribed to both of you in Google Reader--does that count?? :-)

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  164. hey, I am new to you and love your quilt with the big stitch!!!

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  165. This wantobe quilter is a follower of Bec @ ChasingCotton and also a follower of SewWEQuilt.
    Thanks so much Bec and Samm and sponsors for a chance to win great prizes.

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  166. Great tutorial, Bec. I LOVE doing bindings, especially the hand stitching part. I'm probably in the minority, but I do enjoy it.

    Great gifts for the newbies and quilters!

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  167. I follow Chasing Cotton! Great Binding tute!

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  168. Thank you so much for this great tutorial on binding especially the finishing it off - can't wait to use it. I'm now following Bec and, of course, you, and my sponsor is Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  169. Great tutorial! I am a follower here and a new follower of Bec. My sponsor is Amy at Amy's Creative Side. Thanks for the chance!

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  170. I follow this site too! I loove your blog..jammed packed with info!

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  171. I'm a follower of Bec's blog already. Loved, loved the tutorial! Thank you! I'm a Wantobe Quilter and my sponsor is Jennie from Clover and Violet. And yes, of course I'm a follower here too.

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  172. I am a new follower of Bec's blog - wow, I can't wait to dive into her site, just spent the last twenty minutes looking at it and it's great! My sponsor is Lily Pad Quilting and I follow here as well. :)

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  173. I'm a WANTOBE following you, lovely Madame Samm & registered with Jane! I'm also following Bec =)

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  174. i am a follower here and now one of bec's
    I need to bind a wedding quilt so, the tutorial is perfect timing for me!

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  175. I am following Bec, and I love all the formulas :) My sponsor is A Stitch in Time

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  176. Oh my, oh my, there's that heart sewing basket I was drooling over!! Bec, you make the binding look so simple! I whish all my corners looked like that!! I was taught to come off the corner at 45 degree angle, not to back up - I think I'll have to give your way a go!! Hopefully, my corners will improve!

    Many thanks to Bec for helping us out, Madame Samm for hosting and SewCalGal for inviting me to the party!

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  177. I love Bec's blog! I'm a new follower of hers and a current follower of yours. Thank you for yet another awesome opportunity to win! I'm sponsored by Jane's Fabric & Quilts.

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  178. I would love to win, looks like an amazing prize!

    My name is Jessica
    my e-mail is jjd05c (at) gmail (dot) com
    My sponsor is ellison lane quilts :)

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  179. Great tutorial! Thank you so much!
    I am a wantobe from Quilt Taffy and a follower of Bec.

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  180. Great tutorial! I'm already a follower of Bec's, and a wanttobe quilter sent by Melissa Corry

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  181. i'm also a big fan of the polkadot binding. and i'm now a follower of both blogs, thanks!

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  182. LOVE the binding tute- will be watching you as often as I can thanks

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  183. thanks for the great binding tips
    \sewspeciallady@yahoo.com

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  184. Well this is very interesting - I went over to check out Bec's blog and become a follower and also found a link to a quilt blogger in my hometown! ocd:obsessive crafting disorder - and now that I'm diagnosed I can return to multi-crafting and look forward to the day that I use Bec's binding tutorial. Hand piecing does take a bit of time...

    Thanks for sharing, and thanks also Madame Samm for all the learning opportunities. My sponsor is Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter.

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  185. I am a follower & have been reading Chasing Cotton for a while (now a follower).

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  186. This was so interesting. I can't wait to try out a couple of fresh binding tips you gave. Thanks!

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  187. Great tutorials...I've been a follower here and already a follower of Chasing Cotton's for quite sometime. Thanks!!

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  188. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower of Bec's, I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Diane of Lavender Dreams!

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