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Old 10-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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binding a quilt?

i just finished my first quilt front and realized i have no idea how to bind it

(i've since added a border in coordinating fabric)

i don't really want to make my own binding (i still have 1 more quilt to make for my twins) and i'm lazy :P so what should i use?

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Re: binding a quilt?

I would take the time to make binding personally, I think it ends up looking really nice.

If you didn't want to, you could do store bought double fold binding tape.
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or you can do it without a binding. Put the right sides together and stitch it closed (with an opening) and then turn it rightside and top stitch. Or make the backing slightly larger and fold it over to the front side and sew down.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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Re: binding a quilt?

i was thinking about just binding the stuffing stuff to the front panel and then turn and top stitching it to make life easier. i need to figure it out since it's only 2 weeks til my induction!
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Making binding is fairly easy. Just cut out 2 1/2 inch strips and iron them in half lengthwise.
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Making binding is fairly easy. Just cut out 2 1/2 inch strips and iron them in half lengthwise.
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http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html

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Re: binding a quilt?

Binding is so easy and it just gives it that "quilt" feel. You can buy quilt binding premade online and in some specialty shops, though
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or you can do it without a binding. Put the right sides together and stitch it closed (with an opening) and then turn it rightside and top stitch. Or make the backing slightly larger and fold it over to the front side and sew down.
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Or make the backing slightly larger and fold it over to the front side and sew down.
that's what I always do too.
I also (cheat) and use the fusible batting. I tried basting when I first began and found it infuriating!
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