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Thread: Boo Boo with binding.

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    Junior Member Quilting Grandma's Avatar
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    I always cut my binding 2" It gives me about a 1/4 " on both sides. Remember ther are no "Quilt Police"

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    Hey if it looks great no one will know that it wasn't your intention! Don't make extra work for yourself. Consider it done ...wonderfully.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Yep. I agree! I'd leave it and never look back!!

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    Heavens, no!! Don't redo--that's not a boo boo, it's actually the perfect formula, and one I nearly always use. Cross-grain (unless I have a curve, then it's bias), double-folded 2" strips, 1/4" seam allowance, stitch from the front, hand stitch to the back. It allows me to use my 1/4" foot on my Bernina, which fills the binding, and covers the stitches on the back side. I always get compliments on my beautiful bindings when I enter my quilts in shows or contests.
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    I would leave it if it looks good. I sometime cut my bindings 2.25 instead of the 2.50 on purpose.... and I ave use 2 in on smaller things
    you did just fine do not fret over it...
    ConnieF

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancy42
    I just finished DS quilt for Christmas except for the binding.
    I inadvertantly cut the binding strips at 2" instead of 2 1/2 "
    I sewed it on from the front by machine and turned and pinned it to the back to hand sew down. It is narrow so all the binding is on back of quilt. It looks good that way actually but wasn't sure how many quilting rules I broke doing it this way. Should I take it off and start over with larger binding strips ?
    This is finished product,What do you think ?

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