Sunday, July 17, 2011

Fusible Thread and Machine Binding Tutorial & A Giveaway!!! CLOSED

Have you ever wanted to try fusible thread?


Or bind using machine stitching that is nearly invisible from the front?


(Front)

(Back) 

Would you like your binding to be sturdier and to save time too???

 

Well if you've answered yes to any of those questions, then I've got a tutorial for you!!

The amazing Bec from Chasing Cottons has been hosting a fantastic series of quilt classes including a quilt-a-long, entitled Quilt Class 101.

 

As part of Quilt Class 101 I'm guest posting a tutorial on how I use fusible thread and machine stitch binding. It's over on Bec's blog right now!

GIVEAWAY


Do you want to win a spool of Benz Fuse fusible thread?!

 Hop on over to Chasing Cottons and have a look at the tutorial,  and if it's something you're interested in giving a go, come back and leave a message here to enter.

The giveaway will finish Wednesday 20th of July 2011 10pm Australian Central Standard Time. It's open internationally too :)

56 comments:

  1. Yay!! Im lucky Number 1!! I'd LOVE to win to try it!! Thanks Amelia.. Your tutorial was awesome! xx Love Bec xx

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  2. I wonder if that thread would work on yo yo's. Mine always pop apart and its so frustrating. Hmmmm.

    Loved the binding tutorial.

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  3. Wow I would love to try the thread. Your tutorial was wonderful and so was Bec's. You have a wonderful blog....thanks so much

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  4. What a great idea! I would love to give it a try! Your tutorial was great!

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  5. I'd love to try that. Thanks for the great tutorial. Learn something new every day! :)

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  6. Never knew this existed! Great tutorial.

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  7. Great idea! I am always getting stuck with my pins when I bind my quilt. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  8. I'd love to try the fusible thread. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Interesting! I've never heard of fusible thread before but I like the idea of anything that makes it easier for us!

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  10. That thread would suit me perfect and make the binding easier.

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  11. Thanks so much for the info! I will have try this out! Jackie@Pacitti.us

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  12. Never heard the fusible thread before, loves to try it!! Thanks for the chance to win ^^

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  13. Fusible Thread? What'll they think up next? I'd love to give it a go. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. Enjoyed your tutorial. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. I find the fusible thread intriguing and would love to try it. The tutorial was very clear. Thank you!

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  16. I loved your tutorial. I ended up using applique glue last night because I was too lazy to pin my binding. It was my first attempt at machine sewing on the binding, and it worked pretty well! The fusible thread looks like lots of fun to try!

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  17. I loved how you did the binding on the pillow by using this thread. This would be great for wall hangings, table runners and pillows. I would love to try this thread. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. I've come over from Bec's blog - thanks for a great tutorial.
    I'd love to try some fusible thread! I didn't know what it was for before!!

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  19. That looks awesome! I would love to win some to play with. :)

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  20. this is an amazing giveaway! i read the tutorial and now i'm super curious, it seems awesome!

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  21. I would love to try out fusible thread and the tutorial is great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I usually like to hand bind my quilts but you make that look so interesting I would like to try it. Great tutorial. Thank you!

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  23. I loved your tutorial and I would love to try some of that thread!

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  24. Thank you for the tutorial Amelia! This sounds like a great idea for my binding of quilts.

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  25. I always do my binding by machine, bit I can totally see how this would make it even easier! I definitely want to try this!

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  26. I don't know what to say other than I'm a bit blown away by this - yes I would love to try the thread - and I also love the cushion cover, very beautiful. thanks for the giveaway

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  27. Thank you for sharing this new and exciting product.

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  28. I had not heard of fusible thread, but look like a rwally useful tool! I could see myself really using it a lot once I try it.

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  29. Wow - this product is totally new to me, but I'd like to try it.

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  30. I've never heard of the fusible thread and would love to try it. Thanks for the opportunity

    Kathy

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  31. Thanks so much for the tutorial! As a new quilter, this will really help keep that binding, which I find difficult to keep straight on without a MILLION pins, in place! Thanks so much. I had no idea such a product existed! Take care.

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  32. Wow - this looks like something I would love to try, especially since I am not a fan of binding. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway.

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  33. Thread looks fab, and I'm loving this pillow! It's the same color combo I've chosen for my latest bee. :)

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  34. I just tried machine binding a few days ago and was unhappy with the result - I used a million pins but still had several sections that didn't "catch" on the back. I would LOVE to try this, and the tutorial is very good!

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  35. Thanks for a chance to win. I loved your tutorial and would love a chance to try this method because I just hate having so many pins along the binding edge.

    esterling9@aol.com

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  36. That looks so good. I haven't done machine binding before it looks easy the way you do it. I'm definitely going to give it a go :)

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  37. Wow. I'd never heard of fusible thread! What a great help that could be. Thanks for the instructions!



    Lwghosts(at)yahoo.com

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  38. I read about fusible thread somewhere else but they didn't explain how to use it. Thanks for the thorough tutorial. I would love to win a spool so I could give it a try!

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  39. fantastic idea!I am discovering there is just so much I do not know about making quilts. There is always something new to learn out there. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us out in cyberspace. I would love to give your method a go on the current quilt I am about to bind.

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  40. What a novel new invention! I'd love to try it out! By the way...very cute pillow cover!

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  41. oh, I would love to win some to try! I'm new to quilting and have taught myself everything so far via online tutorials on blogs. This looks like it would help me so much!

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  42. I would love to try this product. I am curious...you said NOT to put this product in the machine (only in the bobbin). Is this true regardless of the project or is it only for this technique? Just curious. If I don't win this I am going to have to pick some up!

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  43. I looks so practical for cushions, I'd love to give it a try; though I doubt my results would be as neat as yours. :) Thanks for the tutorial!

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  44. This looks fantastic! I've never heard of this before, but would love to try it. Thanks for the chance to win. Kathy

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  45. I would love to try this! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  46. I had no idea this existed! I would love to give it a try :)

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  47. Fusible thread why didn't I think of that? Love the tutorial

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  48. What a great idea!!! I'd love to give this a try!

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  49. I had never heard of fusible thread before. What a great idea and your tutorial was perfect.

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  50. Your tutorial on Bec's blog was the first I ever heard of this as well! I have three quilts waiting to be bound, and I would love to try this on those!

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  51. I loved the tutorial and I'm very interested in trying the technique with fusible thread. I have tried several methods of binding by machine and have not found one that works for me. Maybe this one using fusible thread is the answer. It certainly looked easy from the tutorial.

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  52. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. So, seven months later, I've stumbled upon your blog & tutorial via your sister Kate's blog. THANK YOU! for the fabulous binding tutorial. I love to make quilt tops, and am slowly learning to be a better quilter, but hand binding takes too long for the number of quilt tops I have to finish. Three busy kids mean only late night quilting for me, and hand binding gets put on the back-burner. : ) My daughter might actually get her quilt now!

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