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Thread: Binding

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    What size do you cut your binding? Is 2 1/2 standard?

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    I think that 2.5 is standard...I've been doing it at 3 inches - I like it better

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    I do 2.5 most of the time.

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    I like 2.5
    I have used 3 and it seems to be to big.
    I did go down to 2 when I was binding a tablerunner. it was ok. but I do not think I would like it on a full size quilt.

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    at 3" how far in do you sew it on the front side?? so you have a wider bind on the front?? and so you leave any extra fabric on the frontside or do you cut it off even with the edge of the quilt?
    Quote Originally Posted by pamkasperi
    I think that 2.5 is standard...I've been doing it at 3 inches - I like it better

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    I also use 2 1/2" so I can fold in half for extra strength in the binding. But have done 3" when I thought it would look better on a quilt.

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    I do 2 1/4" double fold for binding.

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    I generally do 2-1/4" unless the batting is really thin, in which case I do 2".

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    I usually do mine at 2 1/2 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    I do 2 1/4" double fold for binding.
    me too, however for flannel I use 2.5

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