Saturday, August 25, 2012

Quilter's Blog Hop Party Giveaway

I know it has been a long time since I have done one of the these, but it is long past time to host another giveaway. This time I am participating in the blog hop party over at quilting gallery.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Today I am going to be giving away my most favorite tool of all.

The binding tool for giveaway hop

It is the The Binding Tool. Now I will admit, it can be a little tricky to use, but luckily Jenny at Missouri Star Quilt Company  put together a tutorial to help out with that issue. And I do use this video everytime I do a binding.



Now here is my favorite thing about the tool. It makes that last little part of your binding, where you have to match it up perfect for it to fit perfect, work out amazingly. That is unless you forget to follow all the directions and then well.. Sigh! You have to figure out a solution. However, trust me you only make that mistake once and then you are very very careful with you binding tool :)

Now lets make this easy to pick a winner. I am going to use the rafflecopter app. You will have to chances to win. The first is just leave a comment about binding, do you like it? any tips? The second chance is to follow my blog. Since I am asking you to follow I thought I would add a mosaic of some of the things I have created or you could always check out my completed quiltscompleted sewing project, recipes, or tutorials to see what I have been up to :) As a side note, yes I did use the binding tool on all but maybe three of the quilts here and the orange and blue quilt is the one that I forgot to follow the directions on, but you can hardly tell :)

Examples of some things I have made
1. gramps quilt finished july 2012, 2. Kaleidoscope Quilt, 3. Small bag, 4. Circle quilt full, 5. Posh Quilt detail, 6. Storm at Sea Close up, 7. Orange and Blue Quilt Folded, 8. Simple little table runner, 9. Baby Sudoku , 10. Logan's Little Allstar close up, 11. crochet roll up, 12. My Paris Traveler's bag, 13. Dish towels and Dish Mat, 14. Carnival Quilt Top Finished, 15. zig zag rug mug, 16. Owl mug rug

I will pick a winner on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. I will email the winner and that person will have 72 hours to email me back or it is time to pick a new winner. This is open to anyone I will ship internationally.

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153 comments:

  1. HI Jenn. Binding a quilt doesn't bother me. I really don't mind doing it. I usually just sew it down on the front, then turn it and hand-stitch it to the back.Thanks for a chance to win this tool.

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  2. I used a standard binding technique. Sew it down on the front and hand stitch on the back.

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  3. I like binding. It reminds me that the project is close to completion. No special tips though.

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  4. Binding is one of my favorite parts, curled up in the couch, knowing that its almsot done -- hate making it though.. thanks for the chance!

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  5. I love doing the binding! It's my favourite part! I've never seen this tool though!

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  6. I have only did it one time, and I messed it all up. That's why my quilts age unfinished.

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  7. I don't mind binding; it isn't exciting but it gives me a chance to think about lessons learned making the quilt, who it is for and to give the fabric a few strokes before it leaves the house. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  8. That's a cool little tool! I don't mind binding. But connecting the two ends is definitely my least favorite part! ;) Thanks for linking up! as well as sharing over at The One Stop Giveaway Shop! I just posted your giveaway there. :)

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  9. I haven't done binding yet... I'm new to quilting and am working on my first quilt. This would be a wonderful tool. Thanks for introducing me to it. :)

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  10. I have really wanted to try that tool, have it in my shopping cart LOL.. if I take it out, I sure hope I win :)

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  11. Ooh I've heard about this tool - it seems pretty awesome!

    I don't like binding. :( It's a real struggle for me so anything that makes it easier - well awesome!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I don't mind binding a quilt but I don't like matching up the two ends so I'd love to try this tool. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. Yes, I love the binding part of a quilt. I machine stitch it onto the front then hand stitch it on the back. It is theraputic for me and I love that it means the quilt is done once I do that last TRICKY bit - this ruler would be very welcome in my sewing room :)

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  14. Adoraria ganhar esta ferramenta,estou sempre procurando novidades.Quanto as dicas não tenho.Faço comum como todos...ou quase.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  15. For an easy binding finish, stitch the folded binding to the back of the quilt, wrap to the front and secure with a decorative machine stitch. Works great for kid's charity quilts!

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  16. I don't have any special tips for binding - and I finish it blunt ended, because I don't have a tool and to guess the proper length to sew the ends together at an angle seems to tricky. I don't mind binding at all - I usually listen to an audiobook or podcasts while I hand sew, so the time goes by pretty fast.

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  17. I don't have any special tips. I do it the usual way but this tool looks like a must have.

    Thank you for the chance to win it or else I think I will have to buy it.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  18. I love to machine stitch it to one side, then hand stitch it to the other.
    I would love this tool, I always fight to make a perfect corner.

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  19. I'm not a huge fan of binding, and I am always looking for easier ways to do it!

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  20. I love stitching the front on with my walking foot, but I hate hand stitching the back. I am sooooo slow at it.

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  21. Binding is my favorite part. Not sure if it is the "precision thing" or the fact that I am almost done, but I do enjoy it. Thanks for op' to enter the drawing.

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  22. Oh I have been wanting to try this tool! Binding is not my favorite but I love the fact that once done the quilt is finished! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. I have a different binding tool. I like it, but would like to try something different.

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  24. I get frustrated by binding bc I am so slow!

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  25. I am not so good at binding, but I sew the top on by machine and hand stitch down the back to make it a little easier. I would love to try the tool you are giving away!

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  26. I don't mind binding. I just measure and cut but it doesn't always end up exactly right. I'd love to try the binding tool.

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  27. I've found some tutorials I like where it's totally done by machine. I'm just worried about how long handstitched binding would last so that's why I chose that method.

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  28. Hello! I have only made one quilt so far, and I was too afraid to try binding. I just put all the pieces together and turned it inside out, then quilted. Hopefully I can build up the courage to bind a quilt one day!

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  29. I could sure use some help with binding and this tool looks like it would do the trick! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  30. I haven't yet bound a quilt, I cheated and had my husband do the one finished quilt I have made. Thank for the chance to win.

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  31. ehh I google the how to bind everytime again, I get always very very irritated when it comes to sewing the two ends/beginnings together. But I really really enjoy to sit down with a cup of something warm and a good movie and sew the binding on the back

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  32. Great giveaway! I always too impatient when it comes to binding. So my tip would be - PATIENCE. Now, I must take my own advice.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  33. I've never used the binding tool, I usually end up trying to muddle my way through it!

    My favourite way to stitch down binding is where you sew it to the back of your quilt and then fold it over to the front and machine stitch it using a decorative stitch. It's very forgiving compared to attempting to ditch stitch it perfectly!

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  34. I don't mind binding but I always find that last join the most frustrating. I have seen the tool and the tutorial by Jenny and I would so love one of these tools. Not sure if I can get one down here in Australia but I have my fingers crossed!

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  35. I used the tutorial on diary of a quilter.

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  36. I don't mind binding, but joining the pieces is my least favorite part... this tool would be awesome! As to tips, mostly I always do a small test on each quilt to make sure I get the width of the strips right before I do any major cutting! :)

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  37. I don't like binding & tend to procrastinate about it - I'd love to win a Binding Tool to make the process easier. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  38. I love doing binding. It feels good to be at the final stage of a quilt. Also I like doing the hand stitching on the back. That is the only hand stitching I like to do. I don't have any tips other than I watch a lot of YouTube videos on how to do different things.

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  39. I don't mind doing binding. I always sew to the front then hand stitch the back

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  40. I don't mind doing binding either. Sometimes it can add a little extra pizzazz to the quilt depending on what fabric you use.

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  41. I love binding, and only just this past week got an "end" to look perfect (it's taken MANY tries). I had no idea that there was a tool for this; will have to look into that some more!

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  42. Binding is my nemesis, and it is a shame because it is the last step on a project and it is sad if I really mess it up! Love the look of well done binding though, I think it makes a project that much better. I do it slowly and very carefully, still have problems sometimes.

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  43. I love binding when it goes right... on the occassion that it does that is... But as many have said it is my nemesis too, the problem I have is getting the stitches in the ditch on the 'other' side... the side that I know as the 'dark' side x hoppy blogging x

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  44. Not so thrilled about binding. I'm a little bit intimidated.

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  45. Jenn, I am a complete biff and can't find a link to your twitter account on this blog? It is late in the day here and my two babies have me ragged now... please help a helpless blogger x

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    1. Awwh yes I often have that problem. Sign into twitter. Click expand and then details down in the bottom in light grey.

      Good luck on the giveaway!
      BTW you are a no-reply blogger right now... you have to click the button to receive emails back from other bloggers, check out my tutorial on it. Skip down to the 4th picture, the first 3 pictures are for if you are switching from google+, but the rest of the directions are the same to allow emails.

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  46. Wow, I didn't know about that tool...very nice! Thanks for a chance to win.

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    1. And since I didn't know how to use that gadget and saw the question afterwards, I don't have any tips for binding. I had to look up a tutorial online about how to do it the first time. I am always thankful for those who've gone before me.

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  47. I avoid binding quilts and just sew front to back and then quilt. Maybe with this tool I would actually bind my quilts ;)

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  48. Hate it. hate it. hate it. I have never made a quilt without having to rip out stitching on the last step of the binding. It's almost like a mental block. I have written out my direction so many times it's ridiculous. A tool would be awesome!!

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  49. I stink at binding! I think this tool would help me out with a lot though! Thanks for the chance to wiN!

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  50. Binding is the worst part of quilting for me--I have a hard time getting the pieces sewn together without an offset (for which this tool would be just the thing). And then I just postpone attaching the binding forever. I need a quilting buddy who loves to bind; I'd do just about any other task if she would bind my quilts.

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  51. I'm not sure how I feel about binding yet. I'm working on my first quilt right now. So, I'm really looking for tips more than anything. This looks like a nifty tool. And it's a super video. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. I am new and so far i have no problems binding. But right now I am only doing it one way. Would love to try other ways.
    quilting[dash]lady[at]comcast[dot]net

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  53. Well, I love binding because it is the "finishing touch" on any quilt-- can really set off the quilt and make it POP! :-) But, I'm not the best at it, I'm afraid. If you're not careful-- and measure and pin carefully-- you can stretch the edges and have your quilt turn out "waffly"-- so measure and pin-- a lot! :-)

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  54. thank you for this chance, hugs

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  55. Binding is always a tricky thing for me. I can get it sewed on and even end up with perfect corners, but getting that last bit sewn together and flat on the quilt is always tough for me. I have had this tool on my wish list for a while! Thanks for the chance. :)

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  56. I love binding quilts as it means I've nearly completed it!

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  57. I have a love/hate relationship with bindings. I love them because it means I'm almost finished. I hate it trying to match everything up perfectly...thanks for the fabulous giveaway. I've been wanting to try this new tool. You may give me the perfect opportunity to try it out if you pick me!

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  58. Don't mind doing bindings. I will even do them for other quilters!

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  59. I have never liked binding. I always have a pile of quilts that just need to be bound.

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  60. I do like binding, but find the corners a challenge at times. This tool looks like a great aid.
    bandkgram at hotmail dot ca

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  61. I follow you via GFC as gibberish
    bandkgram at hotmail dot ca

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  62. I've only bound 1 quilt so far. I machine sewed the front and hand sewed the back. And I hate hand sewing, Lol

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  63. I saw this at a recent quilt show and it looked really cool. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. Actually it took me a while but I became to love the binding part (maybe because its teh last part :)- my tip is to make it very slowly :) Thanks for the great givaway!

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  65. I have an odd relationship with binding, I am getting better at it, but I still really dislike doing corners and am not that good at it. I also think people must be crazy when they talk about spending long hours cozy on the couch handsewing it on!

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  66. I love tools that make chores easier and binding is a chore. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  67. I love the look of a good binding on a quilt but it can be tricket and I'm still getting the hang of it. This tool looks like it will help a lot!

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  68. I hate binding, I have watch Jenny a million times.. cant figure it out. I want to machine bind but hate how it looks. also I sew on an old machine, it might get better.

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  69. Oh Binding how I love thee....not!
    I don't know how to do it, i don't do it right at all, i would rather turn and top stitch everything if i could.

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  70. I hate binding. In fact I have dozens of quilts just waiting for the binding to be sewn on. :/

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  71. I am pretty new to quilting so haven't gotten as far as binding one yet. I am hoping to soon though and this tool looks like it would be great to have.

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  72. I bind the regular way, french fold, machine stitch to front, turn and handstitch down. Sometimes I have troubles with mitered corners. I've heard of this tool and it could help me.

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  73. I hate binding, but I learned the Fons and Porter way to make and put on bias binding on my very first quilt and rarely have problems with it...I just don't like doing it!!!

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  74. i hate binding! but i lve how it looks at the end :)

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  75. I bought a binding foot but it works only with small bindings (nice for bibs not quilts) I found a tutorial I really like and quite easy because it's the back fabric that's the binding itself (pretty eaasy)
    thank you so much Italy would love to have this tool here =)

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  76. I hate doing binding and always do it by machine. But I love the feeling of finishing that last step!

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  77. i am learning to enjoy binding. i'm working on both machine binding and hand binding. I'm finally getting my mitred corners working well! I've been stumped on the binding closing, and wow, what a great idea - a tool to help with this! who knew! it could become the 2nd most useful tool in my sewing box, after my rotary cutter and seam ripper...ok, 3rd most useful tool.

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  78. I love binding. I hand stitch the back. I could really use the binding tool! Watching Jenny on YouTube is how I learned to do binding.

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  79. I actually enjoy the binding process it reminds me I am almost done :-) this tool looks very helpful though so I would love to win.

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  80. Binding is alright. I don't bind too much. My quilts spend alot of time as UFO's.

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  81. It is always a fight for me to bind something this tool sounds great

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  83. If anyone needs help with binding, it's me! i'd love to win the tool! Special tip I've used is taking a photo of exactly how i should fold the binding and going back to review it.

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  84. I don't particularily like to sew on the binding, but don't mind the hand work. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your give away. From northern Iowa . . . .

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  85. I am still at the binding scarry looking phase of my quilting I just hope people don't look too close.

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  86. My friend, who started me quilting made me a binding sample! works great. Thanks for the chane to win.

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  87. I hate binding and I don't have any special tips.

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  88. I havent tried binding before:) but it might get easier with this tool....right?:)

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  89. My binding has much tobe desired. I always wondered about this tool!

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  90. binding is no fun. I hate finishing quilts because of that fact but each time you gain more confidence

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  91. This tool looks very useful. I LOVE the binding stage...it means I'm almost done with my quilt!

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  92. I hate binding but I love the effect that it has on the quilts. It finishes it off beautifully.

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  93. I used to just bind each side of a quilt separately until I found a really nice tutorial on mitered corner binding. Now I love it. I have seen that tool before and wondered if it would be worthwhile. I will have to look at the clip you posted.

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  94. I usually do standard binding (sew to front, flip, hand sew), but occasionally will do fully machine sewn (sew to back, flip, sew to front) for high use things. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. I'm not that good with binging, I'd love to have the tool.

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  98. I'm also a new follower of your blog and the networked blogs

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  99. I need this tool! binding has always been a struggle for me, but I do believe that practice makes perfect, or at least acceptable!

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  100. I need all the help I can get with binding...

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  101. I am always a little overwhelmed when I start the binding, but then I find that it's easier than I expected, and I really enjoy the hand stitching part.

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  102. I really do not like to do the binding. But of course that's part of the quilting process :-)

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  103. I don't mind doing the binding. I machine sew it on the front, and hand stitch
    it on the back.

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  104. I love the binding, sew front, hand stitch the back

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  105. I rather dread binding, so anything to make it go smoother would be lovley! winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  106. Ive been eyeing that tool and wondering if it is worth it...you say it can be tricky? Interesting. I really don't like doing the binding, usually trade machine quilting for binding. lol!! thanks for the fun!!

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  107. I love the thrill of the finish! Binding a quilt makes me feel so accomplished.

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  108. I kind of like putting the binding on...the machine part because it means I'm almost to the hand stitching and a good movie to watch part :-) This tool sounds quite useful. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  109. Binding is a bitter sweet process for me. It means that I am almost done but it is the worst part of the quilt. I personally do a 2 1/4 french binding with machine sewing on the front and hand stitching on the back. No secrets just lots and lots of tears.

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  110. I would love a binding tool! I kind of like doing binding because I'm almost done with the quilt and will soon be able to start another. But mine still look kind of tacky! I need more practice. :)

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway! Happy quilting!

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  111. I love doing the binding, because it means all your hard work is done :) The only thing better is getting it out of the wash and dryer and it's all crinkly!!! :) I just clip off a piece of one of the ends and turn it sideways. The width of the binding is a perfect measure for where to cut the ends. Thanks for sharing!

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  112. I actually like the binding process now since I came across a blog lady's detailed instructions awhile ago that improved my bindings. I most enjoy the hand-stitching where I get to put the finishing touch on a quilt.

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  113. I hats it and have only done it two or three times. I have only been sewing about four months.
    shuttermom77 at gmail dot

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  114. Hand-stitching binding seems to last forever when you are eager to put the quilt on your bed! awolk at rogers dot com

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  115. I am a new follower, wonderful array of quilts! awolk at rogers dot com

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  116. I am a new follower of your blog and on pinterest.
    I enjoy putting the binding on a quilt.

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  117. I don't mind putting on binding but my daughter is new to quilting and struggles with it. If I am the lucky winner, I would share this neat tool with her.

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  118. I'm not very good at binding at all, it always has a little defect somewhere. I also pinned your Modern "string" log cabin block, I look forward to trying that out as a project. http://pinterest.com/pin/271130840037639372/

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  119. I hate to admit this but I don't have any binding tips because I've never done a "real" binding! I've always either folded the backing fabric around to the front, or I've used the pillowcase type method where you stitch the front and back together then turn it inside out. Hope that makes sense, lol!

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  120. never used one thanks for chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  121. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/1apple_blossom/status/241379035584819200

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  122. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  123. I don't mind finishing a quilt. I like the weight of one I am working on on my feet and legs. I don't have any special tips, though. I've been a silent follower for a while.

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  124. I am a new GFC follower. Cheers, Karen

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  125. I do all my binding with decorative machine stitches. Cheers, Karen

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  126. I'd love to try the tool. Binding always scares me a bit. I always mess up the corners and then panic at the end. :)

    Elizabeth
    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  127. Binding is Bonding time for me and I love that part. I've seen that tool on many blogs and it does seem like it is well loved.

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  128. Ok I have just become a new follower of yours. Thank you for posting recipes and tutorials. You have chosen a very nice binding tool to giveway to a very lucky quilter. Here's hoping you meet a lot of new friends and followers.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  129. I actually love binding, even by machine for small projects. I would love to try this tool!

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  130. don't mind doing the binding

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  131. I just did a binding last night and I got stuck on the finish. Did it wrong too. I'd love to have the handy dandy tool to keep me straight. Thanks.

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  132. I'm neutral about binding.

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  133. I prefer to bring the backing toward the front & bind that way. I collect quilting tools!

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  134. I love a contrasting binding. :) Love your mosaic of finished projects, too Jenniffier!

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  135. I don't like binding - my quilts become my fabric friends and putting on the binding means we are all done!

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  136. I love hand binding quilts, so relaxing but I can't figure how to do it neatly on the machine!

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  137. I am scared of binding, actually. I've finished a couple of tops and other small patchwork projects that require binding and now I'm stuck. I know that if I keep doing it, I'll improve, but I really dislike NOT doing something nicely to begin with. And I struggle with binding!

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  138. No, no no...I do not like binding and I don't have any tips...except to say that this tool looks pretty cool!

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  139. Oh I've been wanting to get one of these. thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway.

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  140. I'm not a fan of binding - maybe because I only know one way to do it.

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  141. I sew on the binding on the front, and then handstitch it on the back. Love doing it this way. Relaxing, and makes for more perfect corners. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  142. I love when I get to the binding. I drag out my handy-dandy binding instructions (because I never remember from project to project) and then I follow along until it's done.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  143. Sharon Schambler has some terrific instructional videos on binding on U Tube

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  144. I hate binding! It always makes the rest of my hard work look bad

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  145. I like binding, after I have the ends attached successfully! I always have to get out my directions, too.

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  146. Binding is the bane of my existence. I usually cheat and skip the binding all together, sewing everything sandwiched together inside out and then pull it through. Maybe if I had a nifty binding tool though ...

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  147. My binding isn't very good so I really can't give any suggestions!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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