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Thread: Binding

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    Super Member sidmona's Avatar
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    When piecing your binding strips do you press the seams open or to the side?

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    Open. (:

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    Everything I have read says press open.. to cut down on the bulk at the joints .
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    press open.

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    open

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    If I am cutting it close on the length of my binding, i.e. barely making it around the quilt, I use a straight seam and press the seam open.

    But for the most part, I piece my binding using a 45 degree seam at the joins and press those seams to one side since the seams do not match up when the binding is folded over.

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    As you can see, it's a matter of personal preference.

    What makes quilting fun (or challenging, depending on your point of view) is that there is usually more than one way to do something.


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    As you can see, it's a matter of personal preference.

    What makes quilting fun (or challenging, depending on your point of view) is that there is usually more than one way to do something.


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    That was weird. Wonder why that went through twice like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    That was weird. Wonder why that went through twice like that.
    I don't know but I press open.

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