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Thread: binding! machine or hand?

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    binding! machine or hand?

    what do you do? I machine it on the front and then hand stitch.... I can't get it to look nice any other way! Can you?
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    I'm with you -- I machine stitch it on the front, then turn and hand stitch the back.
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    Machine on both sides.
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    Ditto for me! I don't like the looks of machined binding-it seems sloppy to me. At least when I do it - it looks sloppy.

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    i also do it the way you do- machine stitch to one side-fold to other side- hand stitch down- there have been a few times that i tried to machine both sides was always very unhappy with the results- it seems like after all that work to make and quilt the quilt i just ruined it by short-cutting on the binding
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    Here's a picture of one I did by machine once. It looks ok, but I wasn't really happy with it.

    I stitch to the front and fold to the back and hand stitch
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    I machine stitich almost all the time. Sometimes bringing it to the front and top stitching , sometimes to the back and Stitch in the Ditch with invisable thread.

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    I machine stitch to the front, and hand stitch to the back. I really like the handwork.

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    I do both sides by machine. My hands can't handle all that hand work.
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    I machine stitch the front, hand stitch the back. I do mitered corners on front and back. They are so easy to do! Check out my blog if you would like step by step instructions for attaching binding.

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