Friday, 4 October 2013

A New Binding Tool Giveaway!

Update: 8th Oct, GIVEAWAY CLOSED!
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My 'Perfect Binding Everytime' Workshop is always a popular choice for quilters - and I know why; binding is an essential finish yet it's also one of those techniques that some quilters still have difficulty with. I love showing quilters the techniques and methods I personally use to achieve perfect binding every time and now I'm happy to share a new tool with you that makes binding even easier than ever before.
 
Westalee Design sent me their new Bound To Fit ruler to try for myself. I consider myself a traditionalist, but I'm always looking for new ways to improve my techniques. I'm actually downsizing at the moment, so I'm really fussy about what I add to my tool kit, but as soon as I tried this tool I knew I'd have to share it with all of you. I've added a video from Westalee demonstarting how to use the Bound To Fit Ruler at the bottom of this post.
 
I think it's an excellent tool for every quilter and highly recommend it.
 
 
I am giving away 5x Bound To Fit rulers!
Simply leave a single comment on this post to enter.
Anyone can enter. I will send the ruler anywhere in the world.
I will select winners using the Random Number Generator.
Winners will be announced next Wednesday.
 
Goodluck!
 
 

229 comments:

  1. Yes, of course I would love to make better bindings. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  2. Ester thank you for the chance. I need help with my corners.

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  3. Thank you Esther for the chance to win this great new tool. Kay Dungavell

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  4. Thanks Esther. I really love to read your blog. I always think i know how to do binding but i have to admit mine is a bit hit and miss.

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  5. What a wonderful tool for binding I just watched the video. Thank you for the chance of owning one.

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  6. After watching the video and thinking about my last quilt binding job, I really think I could improve my skills by using the Westalee Bound to Fit Ruler. I would love to own one. Jo

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  7. Thanks Esther
    Any help with doing the binding is a great benefit to all us.
    Thanks for a chance to win

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  8. Thanks Esther for a chance to win the binding tool. All tools to help us are greatly appreciated when we are sewing.
    Thanks again

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  9. Thanks for a chance to win. Better bindings sounds great.

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  10. Would love this! I am a quilting tool addict. thanks for the chance.

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  11. This ruler looks fantastic in the video. Binding is something I can use all the help I can get with. Thanks for holding the giveaway.

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  12. Thank you Esther! Looks real cool!

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  13. My bindings could always look better and this ruler would be great to have. Thanks Esther for having a giveaway.

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  14. Thank you for the opportunity to enter. This would be a great help to me since I struggle with bindings. Maybe that's why I love to make the quilt tops but have a hard time getting the binding on to complete. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  15. I loathe binding so any ruler that could help me learn to love it would be a welcome site.

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  16. Wow weee a most excellent give-away! Please throw my name into the hat.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  17. This is like a lightbulb going off! I need one of these rulers. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  18. So many layers of fabric with a straight seam! Never realised that! Even without this tool, I've learned to make a much flatter binding in future! Thank you, Auckje

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  19. always looking for a way to improve my quilts would love a chance

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  20. I would love to win this! I am always on the lookout for anything to help make better binding...thank you for your generosity.

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  21. I would love to win it. Thank you for your generosity. Love you're quilts

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  22. Thanks for holding this giveaway. I also would like to win one of these rulers.

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  23. What a great ruler! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  24. What a nice tool to help to make the perfect binding.

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  25. I love Westalee gadgets. They really know the needs of patchworkers. Thanks for the opportunity to win this newest gadget.

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  26. Beautiful bindings...would love some help on mine.

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  27. Thank you, Esther, for a chance at winning. This looks like a wonderful tool to make those binding tails easier. You are very generous!

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  28. Anything that makes the binding process better has got to be good.

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  29. I think we all can benefit to make the perfect binding.
    What a wonderful giveaway.
    Hugs Turtle

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  30. Thanks so much for the chance to win a great new tool.

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  31. It looks a lot simpler than the way I have been doing it. I am having fun working on the Marriage Coverlet. Thanks so much for making the pattern for us!

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  32. Lovely video, I love the tool, this still tends to be a hard thing for me to do nicely. Thanks ever so much for the opportunity to win one of these fabulous rulers.

    Cheers,
    Bobbie

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  33. After viewing the video, it really seems like a great tool for binding. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  34. Great video....you can pick me to win. I won't mind at all :)

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  35. I'd love that, my bindings could be better. Thanks for the chance!

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  36. Sounds like a great tool to work with.

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  37. Thank you for the chance to enter Esther. I could definitely use this. Bindings are always a problem for me and probably always will be.

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  38. The thing I like best about quilting is that there is always something to learn!

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  39. wow what a great give away ... I'm in a little quiltdip right now but I hope to pick up the LE real soon when I have my crochet done.
    Have a wonderful week and thanks for this wonderful give away.

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  40. Binding is such a challenge, would love to find a good method!!

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  41. I think that is a tool I would really use. Would love to win it.

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  42. I think that is a tool I would really use. Would love to win it.

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  43. Sounds like a great tool. Please put me name in the hopper. Jo in So, OR

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  44. Anything that helps with binding is welcome in my sewing room. Very interested in this.
    Fingers crossed that I get picked.

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  45. ....and the next thing on my quilting to do list is to bind HD! Awesome - that would really help!!

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  46. How wonderfully easy this tool makes the process!
    Thank you for introducing us to it.

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  47. That is so cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. I would LOVE to make better bindings...my are kinda hit and miss! Thanks for the chance!

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  49. Oh I would love the chance to win who wouldn't like to make bindings better!

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  50. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. Bindings can be difficult and now there is a tool to help. That is wonderful.

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  52. Excellent video. I make my binding in this manner, but sew it to the back and bring it to the front aligning it 1/8"past the seam allowance and sewing it down on near the edge. This puts the last line of sewing right next to the binding and is hardly seen. I would love to win a ruler to save having the strips to sew the diagonals. Thanks for the chance, Esther!

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  53. I love tools, and would love to have the binding tool. Thank you!

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  54. I love tools, and would love to have the binding tool. Thank you!

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  55. yes, I am also trying to declutter and keep only the most useful and precious. This looks like a 'must have'! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!
    cheerio Kirsten :)

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  56. I'd love to add this tool to my collection.

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  57. Looks like a great way to do bindings. Thanks for the generous give away!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

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  58. Thanks for the video demo of how to use this tool! I love seeing how a tool works and this one looks great!

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  59. Thanks for offering us the opportunity to own such a marvelous tool. Your video makes binding a quilt look so easy. I love reading your blog and am learning so much from you.

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  60. I'd love to learn a better way to do bindings! Thank you!

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  61. This would really help! Thank you for the give away!

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  62. I have five or six quilts waiting for binding...this tool would be a godsend! Thank you for the opportunity to win this Esther!

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  63. What a lovely tool and the binding looks so smooth. Nice!

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  64. would love this in my new sewing room/building gather supplies for it..

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  65. Thank you, Esther! Those bindings look so beautiful! I would love to learn how to bind my quilts like that.

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  66. Just watched the video- this tool looks much easier to use than the one I bought 12 months ago (I still can't work out how to cut and join the two ends together), plus it makes joining the binding strips easier too!

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  67. Bindings are the finishing touch to a beautiful quilt but sometimes they can prove difficult. This tool sounds like it would be helpful to bind more successfully.

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  68. Thanks for the chance to win.
    pnconverse at hotmail dot com

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  69. If bindings can look like your photo's I need this binding took, thanks for the opportunity.
    Jenny in NZ

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  70. Looks like a fantastic tool, would love to win.

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  71. The ruler would save me so much time when I work on my binding. Right now I have to literally mark all my diagonal lines by hand.

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  72. I can't make a perfect binding and I don't like that. So the perfect ruler is very handy for me.
    Thank you Esther

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  73. A perfect binding? I would love that.

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  74. Thank you Esther.
    A perfect binding, yes a ruler would be a big help.
    Thanks for letting us know that there is a ruler. ;) Some of us do need a tool like that . . . me to. . .

    love reading your blog.

    Have a great day
    Wilma van den Bergh, Ede

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  75. Oh, what a fantastic opportunity, thank you
    loopysplace@gmail.com

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  76. This looks fabulous! I'd love to win one - thank you so much for the chance!

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  77. Wow, this would be awesome! Thanks for sharing .

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  78. So simple tool, but so useful! This ruler would be a great helper!

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  79. Just what the Doctor ordered, I would love a binding tool

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  80. Thank you for this opportunity. Saw the video and it looks fantastic! Great tool!

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  81. Oooh how exciting, I love Westalee rulers and tools, they are so easy to use and just work so well!

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  82. Thanks for the chance to win this great new tool.

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  83. Thank you so much Esther for this generous offer.
    Have a nice day and happy sewing

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  84. That's a handy tool, thank you for the chance to win it.
    Greetings from Marian

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  85. It looks like this ruler will make the process of binding a quilt much easier. Thanks for the chance to win one of them.

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  86. Wow! That is a must have tool! I would love to win one-----thank you for the opportunity!
    Ros

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  87. Wow,
    thank you Esther for the chance to win,

    that would be the perfect ruler for me ! ;)

    Greetings from Germany !!

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  88. I'd love to jump into the pot,

    Jutta

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  89. Thanks for sharing yourself and your knowledge with all of us. I appreciate you. I would like to have help with bindings.

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  90. I would love a nicer binding. Mine is still a bit rough around the edges ;-)

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  91. Looks like a lovely way to be more precise. I would take one tail and tuck it in the other. Then turn under a seam allowance on the top piece and sew it down.

    This is a much more professional look and less bulky.

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  92. Dear Esther,

    Wow how a small tool can make your quiltlife so easy. I'd love to win this tool.

    Have a nice day.

    Mariëlle

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  93. How exciting! Binding is my least favorite part of quilting, maybe this would change that! Karen

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  94. Well, that's different! It loos as though it takes the hard work out of it! Jan

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  95. I hope this tool will help me make bindings as smooth and perfect as yours in the above photo! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the binding tools.

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  96. Wow, an awesome tool for binding, small and easy to use.

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  97. Could really use the help!!! thank you for the chance to win!!

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  98. Yes please Esther. I'd love to have the chance of winning one of those nifty tools.

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  99. WOW! This looks like it would help to make my bindings look more professional.

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  100. Whow, this is a great tool !!! and i would love to try it myselve !
    thank you for this giveaway..

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  101. I loved you tutorial... I learned a couple of tricks already even without the tool... But the tool would make a great aid. I need to give my bindings and little more thought. Thank you.

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  102. I would love to win your binding tool. Gina_quilts@yahoo.com

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  103. What a great tool for binding a quilt! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  104. This sounds great. I'd love an easier way to apply binding.
    Thanks for the winning opportunity

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  105. Thank you Esther for a chance to win! Bindings are, for me, the most difficult part... especially those neatly mitered corners and the final joining of the strips. The tool looks to be a big help!

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  106. As a new quilter this would be good to start the adventure with.

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  107. I am intrigued by this tool and would love to win. thanks.

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  108. One of my corners is always a mess. Thanks for the chance to win a solution!

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  109. One of my corners is always a mess. Thanks for the chance to win a solution!

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  110. I'd love to try anything to help with my bindings. Always trying to improve. Thanks

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  111. It must be great if you're recommending it. The tutorial was wonderful. Judy in MS

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  112. This looks like a really useful tool to help with binding. Thanks for the chance to win one.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  113. Great review, Esther. I sure can use a ruler like this! Thanks for counting me in.

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  114. Binding can be a pain to use and there is so many products out there. It's good to know that you recommend these since I value your opinion. Good luck to all on the give away (although I hope it will be me. )

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  115. Ce petit outil me conviendrait bien!
    J'ai regardé la vidéo et cela est génial ! Mamifleur

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  116. Sounds like a wonderful tool!! I could use some help with my bindings! Thanks so much for offering these!

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  117. What a great tool to have. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  118. What a great giveaway - the binding takes up so little space, but it makes such a big difference in the finished look of the quilt.

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  119. This is a great tool and would really be a help with binding. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  120. What a great little tool. I also like the "guide" that is built into her ruler and guide. Thanks for letting me into this giveaway.

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  121. Bindings are tricky. I would love some help! Thanks for the opportunity to win a helper.

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  122. Love the chance to improve my bindings.
    Thanks for the info
    Carmen

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  123. What a clever tool!
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Margaret

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  124. Finally! A binding tool that actually makes sense. Please enter my name in the drawing.

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  125. thanks for the sharing the tutorial - it looks like a great tool; and please enter my name into the draw.

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  126. Your binding photos are an inspiration. Your workshop sounds great, but for now I would be happy to win just the tool!

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  127. I have trouble getting an accurate miter at the corners. Would love a new tool to help with this!

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  128. This looks like a great tool to have! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  129. I know my binding technique can use lots of help. So enjoying your group and blog.

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  130. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  131. I would love to win this, I always have trouble doing my binding on quilts. Thank you for the chance to win this new tool.

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  132. After watching the video I think this tool goes one step farther then my current tool. Very nice would love to have one!

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  133. Thanks for the giveaway! I try very hard to do a perfect binding and this tool will help.

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  134. Looks really useful - would love to win!
    Best
    Joyce

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  135. That looks very cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Bev

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  136. It looks great Esther!
    Hope to win one....;-)

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  137. Thanks for the chance to win this tool.


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  138. Dear Esther,
    what a phantastic little tool - would be to nice to win it
    Best regards
    Ruth from Germany.

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  139. would love to try thanks for the chance

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  140. Thank you for your generosity in giving us these wonderful things, (patterns, rulers. Bless you.

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  141. Thank you for a chance to win. This looks like a great tool.

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  142. What a great tool! I have to have one! Thanks for the chance!!!

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  143. I would love anything that makes binding easier!!
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  144. Thank you for the opportunity to win the binding tool. It really looks like it would be a great help.
    Nolene

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  145. I have 2 quilts right now in need of bindings. This would be terrific! Thanks for the opportunity to win the binding tool.

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  146. Nice tool. Always good to get help with bindings.

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  147. Dear Esther,

    this is quiet interesting and worth trying out.
    My next binding is not too far away. Thank you for sharing with us and thank you for the drawing.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  148. I would love to win one of these rulers. They look like a fabulous tool to own and use to get wonderful bindings on my quilts.
    Lorraine B

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  149. Thank you for the opportunity to win the binding tool. It looks great.

    Paula

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  150. O yes I would like to win one of those. thank you Esther for making this possible. You are so generous for wantint to share with us

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  151. Thank you Esther for the chance to win a Westalee binding ruler.Neat well made bindings are an esssential finish to all quilts

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  152. This must been a very good tool.Thanks for the give away.

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  153. This is definitely a 'must have tool' I have no problem with corners but connecting the strips with each other is a real hit-and-miss. Thank for allowing us to win one.

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  154. Any tool that helps make things go smoother, I am all for... Thank you for the chance Esther!!

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  155. i can really use all help i can get, so i'm happy with a chance to win this gadget

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  156. What a great idea, binding is sometimes a challenge for me. Thanks for the giveaway

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  157. I could use a tool to help me with my bindings. I really don't know why the judges are so focused on the bindings though... there's more to a quilt than that

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  158. I am always nervous when it comes to bindings but this video makes it look stressless (almost).

    Sherry - Cambridge Ontario

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  159. Ester thank you for offering this chance to win. I need help with my corners.

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  160. Hello Esther what a great give away, greetings from the Netherlands, Lita

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  162. My goodness, do I ever need help to get nice bindings, especially my corners. thanks for the chance, Esther.

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  163. Esther I watched the video and I do believe this tool would be an asset to the biding of my quilts. I thank you for this chance to win .
    Charlotte in KY USA

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  164. Thanks Esther-it looks great. I need all the help I can get. Also, thanks for your lovely designs.

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  165. Thanks For this opportunity to improve our work. It looks like a great tool. Last comment came up as unknown, so my contact is susanrikin@gmail.com

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  166. I spent 10 years downsizing my stuff by half. I'm pleased every day with the result...best wishes on your own journey!

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  167. Wow, what lovely binding. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one.

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  168. Wow! That is the coolest gadget. It would definitely make binding a quilt much quicker and easier. bergers@md.net I'm a LE BOM member.
    Thanks, Lori from Western Maryland

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  169. I am always getting into a bind! I need all the help I can get!!

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  170. HELLO,HOW VERY NEAT!
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR BLOG+GIVEAWAY TOO!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  171. Wonderful blog. I would love to win the binding tool.

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  172. What a great gadget, I'm for anything that will make my binding neater and easier.

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  173. Dear Esther,
    thank you for this great opportunity of winning some help, which is always appreciated.
    Gaby

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  174. I was just thinking last night I needed to buy one! :)

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  175. Esther you are so kind. A perfect binding is like a frame on a picture.
    Linda in NS

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  176. Thanks so much for the chance to win this great tool Esther. I always find finishing that last seam so very tricky.

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  177. Thank you so much Esther. That looks like a great tool. The one area I still have problems with is getting the correct amount of fabric binding left at that last seam. I've had either a bowed quilt or one with way too much binding at the last seam in the binding. This would appear that it will definitely help in this area.

    And the ruler she's using in the video looks awesome! I LOVE the black area that appears to be moveable. I've never seen one like that.

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  178. I just watched the video. I would love to win this tool!

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  179. Thanks Esther! I would love to win the new binding tool!

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  180. I always love hearing about a new technique or tool. Thanks Esther for the opportunity to win this binding tool.

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  181. The video was very well done. Isn't that tool just the greatest wee thing!

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  182. Oh I would love to have this. Thanks for all the wonderful things you do for everyone.

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  184. Wow...what a GREAT tool
    Thanks, Evelyn

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  185. I love choosing fabric, choosing pattern, cutting, sewing, and hand quilting. But when it comes to adding the binding to a quilt -- I just practically dread it for fear of not getting it right. I'd love to win this tool. Thank you for offering.

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  186. A perfect binding is a must, ........i hope and hope.....
    Thans for the chance to have one!

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  187. Any tool to make binding faster and easier would be wonderful

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  188. Wow, this looks like a great tool, I have a few of the Westalee products and they are all great. I'm sure this one would be great in my toolbox too! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  189. What a fantastic tool!! I have managed the mitered corners, but never ever go the finla bit right, ending up with just joining these bits straight on. Now I simply gotta have that tool, please please with sugar on top!! This little Swedish gal would be ecstatic :)

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  190. What a great quilting help. Westalee has some great products. A bound to fit ruler would be a great to add to my useful tools kit.
    Cheers
    Lynne

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  191. What a life saver! Yes, I do my bindings this way but nearly always end with the horrible twirl, unpicking and redoing. This would save much frustration at the end. Thank you!

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  192. What a fantastic tool! Thanks for the tip and the chance to win!

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  193. I would love to be better to bindings by this Tool.

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  194. I find bindings to be one of the most difficult things for me to do. This sounds so helpful!! Thanks for sharing information!

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  195. I, too, would appreciate anything that helps me. Looks like an interesting tool.

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