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  1. #21
    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Binding question

    I actually like sewing on binding. I do it the old way, double fold then machine stitch to front matching raw edges, hand stitching to the back. I think us hand quilters are not fazed by any kind of stitching by hand. And it is pretty easy mindless work.

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    Missouri Star

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    I also machine to front and hand sew to back. I dislike machine quilting, but
    enjoy hand sewing the binding.

  3. #23
    Missouri Star

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraftyJnet View Post
    I'm curious why the serpentine stitch?
    If you go one and off the edge with a uniform stitch, it doesn't appear to be a mistake. If I understand the Missouri Star binding queens, that's how they finish quilts that customers want them to machine bind.

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  5. #24
    Beginning Stitcher

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    Default Re: Binding question

    What is the seam allowance one should use? I am using 2 1/2" strips (1 1/4" after fold and ironed).
    Practicing and notice the flip side is 1/8" different, toward the edge than first seam. Machine binding by the way. My corners ain't terrible, just the seam allowance is my problem for now.

  6. #25
    UN-Biased

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    Default Re: Binding question

    90% of my binding that is done on the machine is done using the Flange binding. If not using the flange binding I do use the serpentine stitch to make sure I catch all the front. (I sew on the back and flip to the front when machine stitching and on the front and flip to the back if hand stitching.) I think the key to good binding is three part: Press, slow and relax.

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  8. #26
    The Guild President

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    I do pocket tuck to attach my ends. and I always press mine - twice. First I press open, or flat out, then turn the quilt over and press to the other side. I clip as I go, and pin the corners. My motto is: I don't own 20 sewing machines so I can hand sew a thing!

  9. #27
    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Binding question

    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyCurious View Post
    My motto is: I don't own 20 sewing machines so I can hand sew a thing!
    I love your motto!


    Jeannette

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    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: Binding question

    a type of decorative stitch

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