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Thread: Do You Bind A Rag Quilt?

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    Do You Bind A Rag Quilt?

    I'm making my first rag quilt and not sure how to finish the outside edges. Do I bind it like a regular quilt or sew a seam around the edge and clip it like I do the inside seams?
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    i've done them both ways- i've added binding around raggy quilts and i've just stitched a 1/2" line of stitching all the way around the outside-then clipped it and frayed the edges- both ways work- some people use a whole inch on the outside- i've had a couple that binding made more sense- depends on how you want the finished quilt to be. do it which ever way you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    i've done them both ways- i've added binding around raggy quilts and i've just stitched a 1/2" line of stitching all the way around the outside-then clipped it and frayed the edges- both ways work- some people use a whole inch on the outside- i've had a couple that binding made more sense- depends on how you want the finished quilt to be. do it which ever way you like.
    Guess I'll wait until I have the inside finished and then decide how to do the outside. Thanks!!
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    I zigzaged around the edge of mine and then ragged the outside

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    I always rag the outside edges, but it's a matter of personal preference.

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    Yep, do what you want. I have seen mostly raggedy edges though.
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    Do what you want. I just sew the outer edge and clip it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I always rag the outside edges, but it's a matter of personal preference.
    Yep. I do the same.

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    The ones I did I left the edges ragged.
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    I just stitched around the outside but I used the triple row of stitching a feature on my machine. Held up just fine.

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