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Thread: Do you make your own binding?

  1. #171
    Super Member purplemem's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BfloDd
    Could someone explain how the binding press in tool works?
    I'm not sure what you're asking...are you asking about the Clover binding tool or the simplicity binding maker?

  2. #172
    Junior Member bizzyquilter's Avatar
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    I agree to cutting out the binding before you sew your quilt. :thumbup:

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    Junior Member SandyQuilter's Avatar
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    I always make my own. Purchased binding is usually inferior (loose weaved) fabric. I also cut it 2.5 inches wide and make a doubled binding to give longer life and more stability.


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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I have done it three different ways:

    I have made my own cutting 2 1/2 inch strips, and ironing with the Simplicity binding maker. That's what I do now, and love it.

    I have bought binding on Ebay for .40 cents a yard.

    I have bought bias tape (pre-made) from Walmart, but they never have enough packages or the right colors. However, it sure is fast to use...

    What about you? What do you do about binding?
    I always make my own binding I would never find the right fabric to suit if I could get any where to buy it.

  5. #175
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    I always make my own...2 1/4 in wide. Like the choices I have with making my own!!

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    I also cut my own, 2 1/2", I roll it up and when I sewing onto quilt, I lay the roll in the top drawer of my sewing cabinet. This keeps it in a roll. Then if there is any remaining binding, I keep it rolled up, pin and throw into a 2guart Jar on my shelf. It looks really cool and is a reminder of the quilts that I have made. I like to make mini quilts, so sometimes I find that one of the leftovers works for them, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpthequilter
    Forgot to tell you... I was taught by a master quilter to cut long long strips of binding from the length of the fabric, before I cut anything else!
    This has these advantages:
    It might be long enough to go around the quilt with no piecing!
    It will iron straight easier...and it will track straighter through the sewing machine.
    If you are hand stitching, it will fold straighter and stay in place with fewer pins.
    It will make a straighter edge, without ripples, because it does not stretch.

    I was told the straight of grain binding wears out faster. Do you find that true?

    Robin in TX

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