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Thread: Binding Question

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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    I'm getting ready to sew on a 2 1/2" binding. What seam allowance should I use?

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    probably about one quarter inch - maybe a little more if you want to take the chance of not covering the first stitch line with when the fabric is wrapped for the second stitching.

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    I usually sew a 3/8" seam allowance, but depending on the batting, I do make adjustments.
    I will baste for about 6", stop, and then wrap the binding around and check to see if it is where I want it. Adjust and then sew it all down with a regular stitch :D:D:D

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    yep. I'm like Amma

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    it depends on the edge of your quilt top too. are there any blocks that have points to the edge you can't cut off. if so then 1/4 inch for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I usually sew a 3/8" seam allowance, but depending on the batting, I do make adjustments.
    I will baste for about 6", stop, and then wrap the binding around and check to see if it is where I want it. Adjust and then sew it all down with a regular stitch :D:D:D
    i never thought of testing that is a wonderful idea i usually sew a wide 1/4 inch :lol: :lol:

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    ^^^That's good advice!

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