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Thread: another newbie question. Thanks.

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    Senior Member carolynbb's Avatar
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    How terrible, tacky and unprofessional is it to pull the backing around onto the top of the quilt and machine stitch down - rather than do the traditional binding on the edges?? All opinions welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynbb
    How terrible, tacky and unprofessional is it to pull the backing around onto the top of the quilt and machine stitch down - rather than do the traditional binding on the edges?? All opinions welcome.
    I do it! ANd I am not tacky! :twisted:

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynbb
    How terrible, tacky and unprofessional is it to pull the backing around onto the top of the quilt and machine stitch down - rather than do the traditional binding on the edges?? All opinions welcome.
    I think that used to be a "traditional way" to finish a quilt.

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    not tacky at all, that's the only way my grandmother knew to do it and she turned out some beautiful quilts

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    Not tacky many have done this. I think that it depends on the type of quilt. I did this on a "Round The World" and it looks fine. BrendaK

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    All the quilts my GM and DM did were done this way. The down side for me is the edge wears faster.

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    Some people do that-they are your quilts! It would be a quicker method which would be fine for charity/donated quilts, especially. No quilt police to punish you here!

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    If that is how you feel don't do it! If someone else chooses to, who am I to be the one who judges it terrible, tacky or unprofessional????

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    Either way. It depends on what YOU like.

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    Not tacky at all - I do it all the time.

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