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Thread: backing as binding?

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    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
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    Does anyone use the backing as the binding? I have a friend that says she uses the backing as the binding. That sounds like an interesting ideas. Any tips and tricks to do this?

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    I've done that. Just fold and pull the backing over to the front and stitch.

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    Not exactly sure what you are referring to. I sometimes use the same fabric for the backing and binding, but they are seperate pieces. Some cut the backing bigger than their quilt and then fold that piece in half up against the top. Fold it once more up onto the quilt top and then sew the edge to the top. Probably clear as mud, right?

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    I've never tried it but I have heard of others doing it.

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    Here is a pictorial tute on how to do this method :D:D:D

    http://www.whatididatschooltoday.com...ory_a_qui.html

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    It like what Lisa mentioned. One piece of fabric. used as both the backing and binding. If anyone has pictures I would love to see a few examples.

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    Emma...you are awesome!!!

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    I always fold my backing over to the front for binding. I don't have the patience to do it anyother way. My DGM did this all the time and I love it.

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    me too, I usually do that, unless I am off and there isn't enough backing leftover!!

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    I have got to try this!!!!

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