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Thread: Do you make your own binding?

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    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?

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    I make my own using a fabric either in the quilt or a companion to it. Sew together at an angle.

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    i make my own, but i cut it 3 1/2 inches and then iron it in half...

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    i make my own

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    Quote Originally Posted by dove
    i make my own, but i cut it 3 1/2 inches and then iron it in half...
    I do it this way too :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    I make my own using a fabric either in the quilt or a companion to it. Sew together at an angle.
    Same here, cut either 2-1/4 or 2-1/2 depending on the piece.

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    I make my own too, never knew you could buy it made, lol. But I cut it into 2 1/4 inches strips and join them on the diagonal, fold lengthwise in half and press and then attach to the quilt attempting to miter the corners :mrgreen:

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    I make my own too. It is cheaper and also easier to find the right color. I can never find enough packs of binding of the right color at the store! Of course that might have something to do with the fact that I don't buy it unless it is on sale and everyone else is buying it at the same time.

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    I tend to make my bindings at the beginning of a project to make sure I'll have enough of what I need. I sew a lot of scrap quilts, so naturally, my bindings are scrappy. I just did one in red, but there were 10 or 12 different red fabrics. Once folded and pressed, I store until needed on empty cardboard TP tubes and keep it in the project's bin. When sewing on the binding, I just put the tube on the extra spool pin on my machine and let it feed off of there. That way it doesn't get caught or drop on the floor or whatever.

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    I usually make my own with 2 1/2" strips and press with the Bias Tape maker, too! :)

    I have also bought pre-made binding at Joann's on clearance - that was quick and easy.

    I save the leftovers and piece them together for scrappy bindings. That's also quick!

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