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Thread: Hand sewing binding

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    Please advise - when sewing binding to the back of the quilt after machine stitching it to the front, do you use double or single thread? This is on a baby quilt that I'm sure will get much use. Thanks

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    I always use single, but take lots of small stitches. I dont see why double thread wouldnt be just fine too

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    i might use double thread for this. I normally use a single thread. You could use hand quilting thread or a heavier thread if you have it.

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    single thread, taking very small stitches.

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    I use doubled thread and very small stitches!

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    If it is going to be used and washed often, I use double thread. If it is going to be used lightly then one thread will do.

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    I use a single strand of hand quilting thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    I use a single strand of hand quilting thread.
    me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinjosie
    Please advise - when sewing binding to the back of the quilt after machine stitching it to the front, do you use double or single thread? This is on a baby quilt that I'm sure will get much use. Thanks
    For a baby quilt getting much use I would stitch it to the back and roll it to the front and machine stitch it. That way you don't have to worry about it coming unstitched or the baby getting caught in hand stitches. I never do any hand stitching on baby things, unless it is to be an heirloom never to be used.

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    I use a single strand of hand quilting thread and take very small stitches just like you would with hand applique.

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