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    Doubling thread for binding?

    Does anyone double the thread for hand binding? I had heard from a lady that she doubles her thread when she hand binds. In other words two threads per stitch, instead of one thread. Is this normal? All the tutorials I've watched use single thread.

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    Re: Doubling thread for binding?

    I saw using double thread recommended somewhere but have never tried it. I use short lengths and back stitch about every sixth
    stitch .
    "Never stop believing that fighting for what is right is worth it"
    Hillary Clinton

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      #3
      Re: Doubling thread for binding?

      I always double my thread for hand binding. In fact, I didn't realize that everyone else was doing anything differently. That's how my mom taught me to hand-stitch and I've never thought about doing it another way.
      Cindy

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        #4
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        I also use double thread, never thought about using single. I guess I assumed everyone did. Personal preference I guess.
        Wendy
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          #5
          Re: Doubling thread for binding?

          I am going to try it- will be a stronger finish.
          "Never stop believing that fighting for what is right is worth it"
          Hillary Clinton

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            #6
            Re: Doubling thread for binding?

            I always use a single thread stitch. I may have to try the double.
            Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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              #7
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              I use a single thread and have never had any of my bindings come apart or break.
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              Scottie Mom Barb

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                #8
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                I'm a novice quilter, but I've done bits of both. I thought maybe doing double was abnormal, so I started doing some single today. But, seeing the positive responses here, I think I'll go back to double. Double was actually less cumbersome for me.

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                  #9
                  Re: Doubling thread for binding?

                  Single but I usually track the corner miters down twice.

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                    #10
                    Re: Doubling thread for binding?

                    If by double thread, you mean tying both ends of the thread in a knot, rather than allow one end to dangle, then yes, I double mine.

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                      #11
                      Re: Doubling thread for binding?

                      Originally posted by Snip Snip View Post
                      If by double thread, you mean tying both ends of the thread in a knot, rather than allow one end to dangle, then yes, I double mine.
                      Yes! That is what I mean. The way you said it makes more sense.

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                        #12
                        Re: Doubling thread for binding?

                        To tell the truth, I p've never thought about it.... However, a charity group I know of that ties quilts doubles their threads...


                        Sandy from Cincinnati


                        AKA Kermit

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                          #13
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                          I had always doubled mine because none of the videos I've watched ever really explained it clearly. I've only used single once.

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                            #14
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                            I use single but always wonder how strong that is. I think I'll try double on my next binding.
                            Grandma Nan

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                              #15
                              Re: Doubling thread for binding?

                              Always taught to use a double thread when doing any kind of hand work. Never crossed my mind to do it any other way. I have quilts that are going on 10 years old that have been washed repeatedly. Bindings are nice and secure.

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