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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My Favorite Tutorials - Binding with Sharon Schamber

There are various ways to making binding, but this video tutorial by Sharon Schamber shows an interesting technique. If you've ever seen her quilts they are always spectacular and the binding is absolute perfection.    Plus, she shares insights on what judges look for in binding.  I enjoyed this video so much, I wanted to add it to my list of favorite tutorials.  I hope you enjoy it too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=a2hWQ5-ZccE



Update:  SewCalGal wants to thank everyone to help find tips for glue bottles, as shown in Sharon's video.  There are some plastic ones on Sharon's site and her daughter's Purple Daisies site.  I also learned that Loew Cornell sells a kit with plastic bottles and these metal tips which you can also find on Amazon.  

Sharon teaches a variety of classes, including Corded Binding, The Perfect Curved Binding, Piped Binding and many on free-motion quilting, both on a domestic machine and on a longarm machine.

For those attending the upcoming Road to California Conference and Quilt Show in Ontario, CA., you should be able to meet Sharon Schamber in the Purple Daisies' booth.  I'm certainly looking forward to attending this conference and show, as well as visiting the Purple Daisies' booth and seeing Sharon Schamber and Christie Fincher (Sharon's daughter).

http://www.sharonschamber.com/
http://www.sharonschambernetwork.com/

You may also want to visit the page on my blog labeled "My Favorite Tutorials" to see other tutorials that I love.


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19 comments:

dagmar.eu said...

Season's Greetings.
I am sure I am not the only person outside the US who reads your blog and I would really like to try the Sharon Schamber's binding method but Elmer's Glue is not available in Europe so I have no idea what to use. If you know of a good substitute would you be kind enough to tell us about it please. To import from the US is not an option as taxes and import duties are just plain ridiculous. TIA
Marianne

Tabatha said...

I've been watching Sharon Schamber videos over and over again for the past two months and made a y-seam star quilt using her tutorial. I've also tried her binding methods and it works perfectly. I now starch all my fabrics twice before cutting and have two bottles of Elmer's School Glue by my ironing board! :D

Here's my quilt top: http://bendingpins.com/2012/12/13/finished-modern-mabel-quilt-top/

Cheers,

Tabatha

Tabatha said...

p.s., I purchased my glue tips directly from Sharon Schamber's website. Her daughter also sells them from her website. Check out the y-seam star tutorial and look in the video notes for links.

Pat said...

Thanks for including this video. My bindings for the most part are adequate for what I do but I struggle with miters and closing join. I'm going to try Sharon's method on my next quilt to see if I can get a more consistent and accurate result.

Joanne Lendaro said...

I LOVE binding my quilts using Sharon's method and the School Glue. Like everything else it does take a little practice, but the time saving results are FABULOUS!!!!

The Slow Quilter said...

This is the first time I have seen Sharon Schamber's binding method and I love it. I will try this on my next quilt project. Thank you for showing it.

patchouli moon studio said...

Who would have thought to use school glue when binding? I will be trying this method on my next binding. I even posted it on my blog too. Thanks.

wackywoman said...

I think they quit making the metal one. Sometimes, if you are lucky, you can find one at a quilt show. But, I believe Sharon is selling a new one on her web site.

Quilting Babcia said...

I saw this tutorial awhile back and thought it looked like a super way to get a binding done, but wondered where to obtain the tip for the glue. Thanks to the commenters who have shared how they acquired theirs!

Jean(ie) said...

I'm bookmarking this. While it's time-intensive, it sure looks worth every step! Wow. I would have never guessed to use a ladder stitch either.

Thanks for posting this!

The Quilted Dog said...

Definitely going to try this with the next quilt, it makes perfect sense!

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2ne said...

Thanks for showing us :-)
Merry christmas

Lynn said...

Another place you can find small tips to put on your Elmer's School Glue is in the hobby department at Hobby Lobby or maybe other craft stores.(you know model car building area, etc.) I got a package of tiny holed tips that work great for the glue.

sherry said...

ok this looks like the ticket to gettting nice perfect bindings thx

Barb said...

I love this tutorial, this is how I became better at my bindings...notice I said better...lots of room for improvement!

Malini said...

Wonderful tutorial. But I was surprised by the usage of the glue. Is this only for show quilts or also daily use quilts?

By the way, I found the glue tips in Sharon Schambler's website:
http://www.purpledaisiesllc.com/Fine_Tip_Set_for_Basting_Glue_p/69.htm

Check them out.

Mary Ann said...

Why not a 2013 Binding Challenge? There's got to be at least a dozen different ways to create the perfect binding - thanks for sharing Sharon's!

Mary Ann said...

For Marianne from Germany: Bastelklebe would be your closest choice to Elmer's School Glue. I found an example online at dasBASTELN.de http://www.dasbasteln.de/kleber/bastelkleberwei250g.php It looks like Sharon's glue bottle tips would also fit the 25ml bottle. Guten Rutsch! Mary Ann from North Dakota