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« on: January 24, 2006 07:08:01 PM »

I am about to bind a quilt I just finished but hate hand sewing so wanted to ask about other methods of binding.  I did a search of past messages and found some where binding is talked about but that lead to this question:

In the method I read about, you sew the binding on the back first and then fold it to the front and stitch through the front.  What I'm wondering is - how do you line it up so you catch the binding in the back or don't you worry about it?  Hope that's not too confusing a question.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006 07:13:03 PM »

I use lots of pins to make sure that the binding is lined up on both the front and the back, so it doesn't move when I sew it.  I don't take the pins out until the last possible moment.  I also don't rush this and take my time.
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2006 07:23:23 AM »

you mean doing both sides at once? i would second using lots of pins....i wouldn't sew the back then front, though, i would sew front then back so if there's any fudging or wayward seams it's on the back.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2006 07:34:49 AM »

I was thinking about it last night while laying in bed not being able to sleep  Smiley and thought about another method I had read about.  Sew the front first, then fold to back, pin lots making sure the fold is over stitching on back and then stitching in the ditch on the front making sure to catch in the back.  Think that's what I will try rather than sewing the back first.
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2006 11:45:49 AM »

I was thinking about it last night while laying in bed not being able to sleep  Smiley and thought about another method I had read about.  Sew the front first, then fold to back, pin lots making sure the fold is over stitching on back and then stitching in the ditch on the front making sure to catch in the back.  Think that's what I will try rather than sewing the back first.

That would work too.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2006 06:26:33 PM »

I finished the quilt today and my method worked good.
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