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    Default satin binding - make or pre-made?

    I'm almost finished with a baby rag quilt I'm making for my best friend's daughter's baby shower. I wanted to bind it with satin and bought the yardage. I've never put satin binding on and wasn't aware that you can buy it in packs pre-made. Anyone have experience with making it yourself or using the pre-made? I was wondering if the pre-made (Wrights brand I think) is as soft as yardage? Is making it yourself difficult and slippery? Thanks in advance for your helpful thoughts and suggestions.
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    Default Re: satin binding - make or pre-made?

    I have used the Wrights premade for a couple baby quilts. It was surprisingly soft and washes up nicely.

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    Default Re: satin binding - make or pre-made?

    Thank you for your sharing your experience with the pre-made. It got me thinking that I didn't plan all too well with this rag quilt and the satin binding. I guess I didn't realize that it would wrap over the quilt edges by a few inches. Thus, it would overlap my 9-patch blocks and that just wouldn't look right. I'll have to rethink this. Perhaps just a regular binding, maybe just a tad wider made of satin. Or, I could just use the same flannel that I used on the backing. hmmm.....
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    Default Re: satin binding - make or pre-made?

    When using premade, one side is wider than the other, it goes to the back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV98CR5B3N0
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    Default Re: satin binding - make or pre-made?

    Satin doesn’t wear well. Baby quilts get washed a lot.
    Satin binding will have to be replaced before the
    quilt wears out. Works better with a fancy quilt
    that will not be used/washed a lot.
    Rag quilts should never be gjven
    to babies. They are a choking hazard.
    It’s best to give them to children
    that no longer put things in their mouth.

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    Default Re: satin binding - make or pre-made?

    I don't remember the premade I used being very wide. It wasn't double fold, just flat. I folded it in half and machine stitched.

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    Default Re: satin binding - make or pre-made?

    It is 4 inches wide, single fold, making it 2 inches for front and 2 inches for back. I did not see it premade any narrower.
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    Default Re: satin binding - make or pre-made?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernina2 View Post
    Satin doesn’t wear well. Baby quilts get washed a lot.
    Satin binding will have to be replaced before the
    quilt wears out. Works better with a fancy quilt
    that will not be used/washed a lot.
    Rag quilts should never be gjven
    to babies. They are a choking hazard.
    It’s best to give them to children
    that no longer put things in their mouth.
    Agree.

    But, I have never heard of a rag quilt having binding. Why not rag the edges? That's what I did for a rag quilt.
    Vonnie

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    Default Re: satin binding - make or pre-made?

    Like Vonnie, I do not put binding on my rag quilts. I sew about 1/2" in from the edge all the way around and then rag the edges also.
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    Default Re: satin binding - make or pre-made?

    Wow, now that I feel rag quilt shamed.....I'll write a note to the mother to perhaps not use this quilt during the time the child is putting everything in his/her mouth. I use binding on my rag quilts always. I learned that way and I just think it looks neater, although they look nice without as well. I've scrapped the satin binding idea and will bind with the flannel that is used in the backing. Thanks for your input.
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