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Life has gotten so busy here!  I just got back my daughter's DWR from the quilter.  She was married Sept. 1, 2012. 

A week later, I laid it out to decide on what to bind it with and when I stopped at the quilt store, the owner said she always does a French (fold in half) binding cut on the bias for curves. I've only done one other Double Wedding Ring and a few scalloped edge quilts and always used a bias binding that I ironed to look like bias tape- machine sewing on the front hand attaching to the back.


Anyone care to share thoughts of how they bind curved edges?

Thank you!


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Comment by Gayle/La. on February 12, 2013 at 6:10pm

I have never did a quilt binding that had curves but am anxious to see a picture of the quilt. Good Luck!

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on February 10, 2013 at 4:31pm

Any time you work with a curve you need to use bias as it will stretch and ease whereas straight of grain will not.  For A DWR where you also have the inner clefts, a single layer of bias works best, a French fold would be too bulky.

Comment by Janet/MO on February 10, 2013 at 4:31pm

I too have always done single fold bias binding for quilts that have curves due to the thickness in the corners. 

Comment by LKC on February 10, 2013 at 11:29am

I do it on the bias, if you do the straight you will have more pleating issues and it will not be smooth looking.

Comment by Pam/NY on February 10, 2013 at 10:06am

I agree with the owner...cutting it on the bias gives it a little stretch...

Can't wait to see a picture!

Comment by Lynne on February 10, 2013 at 9:57am

Bonnie, I  use single fold bias when I am doing curved edges.  I have also done 2 DWR's, with the single fold.    The double fold might be to heavy/thick in the inside curves of the DWR's.

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