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From: Rhonda.D.
Date: 02-21-2005, 01:49 PM (1 of 3)
I was just reading about Bagging a quilt, technique for finishing the sounds interesting, if anyone has done this and you want to let me know how it turned out that would be great.

User: Rhonda.D.
Member since: 02-13-2005
Total posts: 8
From: GreenDragonLady
Date: 02-21-2005, 03:00 PM (2 of 3)
Is that where you lay the backing down right side up and the quilt top right side down, stitch around leaving an opening, laying the batting on top then rolling it starting away from the opening, then popping everything through the opening? I think Eleanor Burns calls it "birthing". If that's the same thing as what you're asking about, it's not hard to do, but I don't think it gives as "finished" a look to the quilt as a traditional binding. If you wanted to try this method, after it's been "bagged" or "birthed", you could stitch around the edge about 1/2" in so it looks a little like binding.

If it's something else, then I can't help you!
User: GreenDragonLady
Member since: 07-29-2004
Total posts: 495
From: BRG
Date: 02-21-2005, 04:39 PM (3 of 3)
Greenie - this "birthing" method - I just read up about it this morning while DD was eating breakfast - It was in the Quilting in a Day (Eleanor Burns) = Winning Hand - that explained that concept ... interesting ... never thought of it on a quilt.
- Brenda -
User: BRG
Member since: 01-12-2005
Total posts: 388
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