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Thread: Another Binding Question...

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    I have been using 2-1/2 inch strips for my binding. I am completing a new quilt that has a large white border and white back. I was wondering if it is ok to use larger strips...say 3- or 4 inches to make my binding an use a larger seam allowance when sewing the binding to the fabric so I would have a larger width of binding...I hope this makes sense?

    Has anyone ever done this before?

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    It makes perfect sense, and sounds good to me. It's your quilt and if that gives you the desired look your are going for, then go for it. Can't wait to see the quilt. :D :D :D

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    Yes, you can.


    Only suggestion - do a little practice piece so that it ends up the way you want it to.

    (Maybe others get it right the first time - I usually need to experiment a little)


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    Thanks for the input! I guess when it comes to quilting you can do anything you want to if you can make it work...Good idea on the practice piece.

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    I was wondering if it is ok to use larger strips...say 3- or 4 inches to make my binding and use a larger seam allowance
    I do it all the time. It just works better for me to have a larger seam allowance. And YES, it's your quilt and you can do it however you want.

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    Yep!!! Your quilt, your choice :wink: 8)

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    The only drawback would be if you have star points close to the edge that could get dog eared. Otherwise, go for it!

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    We are certainly not the quilt police. Enjoy!

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    I think that would look cool. Post a pic for us when you are done.

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    I'd love to see a picture when you're done. :-)

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