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Thread: Can you use satin ribbon for binding a quilt?

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    Here it is- ready for pink or blue binding once the baby is born http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/8903.page

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    My friend Sherrie made a baby quilt for my grandaughter when she was born & she used satin ribbon for binding. The ribbon held up fine & it was one of my grandaughter's favorite blankets. She loved the binding!!!

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    I forgot to mention that my grandaughter just about wore out the quilt & used it for many years.

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    Thats a nice quilt, colors are very pretty :)
    I have used the satin binding once and didnt do to well but remember Im a new quilter and had NO idea what i was doing or how to miter the corners or anything. I will likely try it again. babies love the tag like feel!

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    Satin can be kinda slinky to sew. I guess it depends on the quality as to how long it will hold up. My youngest sister was like Linus in the Peanuts comics - even when her blankie eventually turned to lint, she carried around a bit of the satin binding.

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    Have you tried the flannel backed satin? It is waonderful and very easy to work with. I have purchased it at JoAnns and love it for baby quilts. The standard for all blankets has been satin for years. Quilts traditionally use cotton but babies love the feel of satin and this new one will last longer than the old unbacked type I am sure. This of course is sold by the yard and you simply cut you strips. You might give it a try.

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    I quilted everything on my cheap old singer for 28 years. wore out 3 foot pedals before I got a new machine. Now I have a Viking designer 1 and love the stitches and embroidery. Any machine will work, it just takes time to learn. Keep it up, and enjoy! Bernadette

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    I do blankies by folding two yards in half and then pin on the satin binding and slip it under the pressure foot and zip along. The children love the feel of the binding and the cotton gets softer in time. For family I actually quilt. I had a great nephew born yesterday and am waiting to see what the final decision is on the name to do a label. I will see if the teen still at home will help to post a picture. I love to see all the works of love everyone posts... Cindy

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    im gona start my first quilt and (probably not so wisely) will be using a satin ribbon. Its for my little boy so it doesnt matter if it isnt perfect lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostinnappies
    im gona start my first quilt and (probably not so wisely) will be using a satin ribbon. Its for my little boy so it doesnt matter if it isnt perfect lol.
    Hello! What a surprise to see my old post come back to life! Well I can tell you that I have done two baby quilts now with satin ribbon, but I used it as a border, not as a binding. It was a bit slippery to sew so you have to take your time but they came out really well. Look forward to seeing pics of yours!

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