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    For those who bind quilts by hand

    Typically I use a 2" strip, folded in half, stitched on the backside, roll toward the front and stitch down. I know others do it backwards - stitch on the front, roll to the back and hand stitch. Regardless, I've been doing a hidden running stitch, about 1/8", to secure my binding.

    What stitch do you use on your hand stitching? Do you go for a blanket stitch, a decorative stitch, a locking stitch . . . or something else?

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    I use double fold French binding cut 2.25" and folded and pressed lengthwise. I stitch is to the front and wrap it to the back and use a Ladder Stitch to hand hem it. This is the same stitch Jenny uses in her tutorials. I pull the thread through the very edge of the binding and take my stitch directly below where my thread came out of the binding and insert the needle there and come up about 1/8" away and through the binding. My next stitch will be directly below where the thread is in the binding. Repeat about a zillion times and your binding is done! Your stitches are nearly invisible and the binding a quite secure.
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      #3
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      I machine bind on the front and turn and blind stitch on the back

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        #4
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        Originally posted by Bubby View Post
        I use double fold French binding cut 2.25" and folded and pressed lengthwise. I stitch is to the front and wrap it to the back and use a Ladder Stitch to hand hem it. This is the same stitch Jenny uses in her tutorials. I pull the thread through the very edge of the binding and take my stitch directly below where my thread came out of the binding and insert the needle there and come up about 1/8" away and through the binding. My next stitch will be directly below where the thread is in the binding. Repeat about a zillion times and your binding is done! Your stitches are nearly invisible and the binding a quite secure.

        I do it like Bubby and our diva Jenny!

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          Same as Bubby too!
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            #6
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            Originally posted by Swedish leo View Post
            I do it like Bubby and our diva Jenny!

            Same here only I use 2 1/2 inch strips!

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              EXTRA,EXTRA!!!!
              I always had stitched down by hand... Start with a 2-1/2" (my friend the long armer and perfectionist does 2-1/4", she thinks it's more eye appealing.. press in half...but I stitch to be turned to the side I think will look best when stitched down... I've been doing quilts for charity.. so I stitch on the back and fold to the front, and zig zag down or blind hem... nothing fancy.. I'm a "simple gal"...
              OH,,, there is a binding join tutorial( Cassandra Plot) that I keep on my desk top, that I love,,, I've seen it done elsewhere, but this one works for me... just wish I could "remember" without have to look at the video almost every time...
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                I pretty much do it like Jenny does with 2.5 inch strips. If I want the binding to be a stronger statement, I'll go up to 3 inch strips. But, stitched to the front and blind stitched to the back is my approach. I am not as tidy as some others. My stitches are a quarter inch to a third inch apart.

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                  Re: For those who bind quilts by hand

                  Originally posted by Bubby View Post
                  I use double fold French binding cut 2.25" and folded and pressed lengthwise. I stitch is to the front and wrap it to the back and use a Ladder Stitch to hand hem it. This is the same stitch Jenny uses in her tutorials. I pull the thread through the very edge of the binding and take my stitch directly below where my thread came out of the binding and insert the needle there and come up about 1/8" away and through the binding. My next stitch will be directly below where the thread is in the binding. Repeat about a zillion times and your binding is done! Your stitches are nearly invisible and the binding a quite secure.
                  .

                  I do the same except I don' t iron the binding, just fold it. Love hand sewing binding.
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                    #10
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                    2.5" - Bubby/Barb's method. - I won't go as far as Marta's statement as saying "I love hand sewing binding!" lol I enjoy it in the evening. lol
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                      I use a 21/2 inch strip folded in half, stitched to the front and a hidden stitch to secure the back. On some baby quilts I have used satin blanket binding in the same manner. Nothing fancy for me, but I DO admire those that do! Right now concentrating on making about 6 dresses for Africa. This is the first time I am making pillowcase dresses, I had fun making my first yesterday. I hope I still think it's fun when I reach my sixth!!! Happy sewing all!

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                        #12
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                        Same as Barb except I use 2.5" strips.
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                          #13
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                          I use the ladder stitch too, machine stitched to the front and hand stitched in back. Sometimes I use a 2 1/4 inch strip, and sometimes 2 1/2.

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                            #14
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                            image.jpgI use Jenny's Ultimate Binding tut. I also found a tut that uses 3 1/2 binding, it turned out really nice. image.jpg. Added pic hope it works.
                            Peggy:icon_hug:

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                              #15
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                              Sew down the front and hand stitch the back like Sandy; use 2 1/2" strip usually; sometimes smaller; depends on the quilt.
                              Just did a baby quilt folding the backing over to the front, fold down and machine stitched. Worked fine for this, but would not do it on a large quilt.
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