Saturday, 11 October 2014

Binding.........

Just finished the binding on the quilt..........borrowed my neighbours washing machine to fit it in for a wash..................it's a big quilt..........96inch square..........i'll share some pics in a day or 2...........but I am very happy with the quilt.......
My question today is how fast do you bind?
After having done this quilt I think it took about 9 hours to bind so I think i get about a metre (39inchs) done an hour.........
Is that slow?

.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

19 comments:

  1. Sounds fabulous!! Can't wait to see it!!!

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  2. Yay a finish!! Well done.
    I think it all depends on how close together your stitches are, i think it took me 6 hours to bind my last quilt and it was 108" square.
    Just think the better the job the better it will last. Enjoy your weekend :-)

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  3. That was quick from start to finish!!
    You can only sew at a speed that works for you..unless you machine stitch it all, it is what it is azsnd enjoy the process.

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  4. Hand sewing the binding to the back is my favorite part of making a quilt so I'm probably no speed demon. I find it so relaxing. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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  5. WOW...sound wonderful! I never time my binding sewing...so I dont know... but who cares really... as long as it gets DoNe! :)

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  6. I've never thought to count. Nine hours sounds long, but not for a good job. I'll pay more attention next time! Fast turnaround on finishing this one.

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  7. I love sewing bindings in front of the tv. So im probably really slow. It seems pretty quick to me. Caro xx

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  8. It takes me AGES to bind a quilt, as I don't use a thimble (tried, really tried to use them). I don't find it relaxing either! LOL!

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  9. Binding is like harvest, the final finish.
    It takes one stitch at a time and is finished when the last stitch is done. I enjoy every one of them but have never paid attention to how long it takes me. It is faster than quilting. 9 hours on a 96 inch quilt seems pretty fast to me. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  10. Wow CHooky ,well done my friend,sounds like you bind pretty fast to me.xx

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  11. I usually watch a movie or some episodes of something while sewing down the binding. My current binding "in progress" is for a quilt that's about the size of a single bed, and I'm about 3/4 done (after watching parts of two movies). I guess it takes the time that it takes, no more or less.

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  12. Yay for the finish :)
    I usually watch somesome tv while binding,eg Frost or Waking The Dead!

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  13. oh my goodness that is a big quilt. I haven't thought how long it takes as i so enjoy every stitch of it knowing it is the the last bit.

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  14. I've never timed binding; it's something I find quite relaxing and just plod along with it ... 9 hours sounds reasonable to me xx

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  15. Well done Chooky.,..I am a bit like Dawnie XX

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  16. I am like Peg, I love just sitting and stitching, find it relaxing, I haven't timed myself either.

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  17. It takes me ages.... but I am usually trying to handsew and watch TV in the evening so that could be why

    Hugz

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  18. I've never done the maths on time taken to stitch binding, but this sounds like great progress to me Chooky, can't wait to see pics!

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  19. i ve never really timed it, but i know i did a lot of binding when Marc was driving me to GDITC one year

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