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Thread: Which method of binding do you use?

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    I've seen several different ways of binding a quilt from the old fashioned "hemming" up to machine binding. How do you bind your quilts?

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    i do sharon schambers method

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    I do double fold binding. I sew it on the back first, turn to the front and machine stitch. I have to do it this way because even after carpal tunnel surgery my hand still goes to sleep if I try to hand sew. My Mom always did the hand sewing and I wish I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i do sharon schambers method
    :thumbup: She's the bomb!

    Deep down, I think I have some irrational notion that by using her method I'm hoping my work would more closely resemble hers.

    Like I said, irrational.

    Here's Part 1 (of 3) videos she's done on bindings:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PE0Yq9iGlc

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    I cut my own bindings, usually from the straight grain. I use just single thickness on my minis and double on other quilts. I machine sew on the front, and hand sew on the back. I actually love the hand sewing on a binding -- it is soothing to me. I am also teaching myself to hand quilt.

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    I do double fold bias binding. Afraid I cheat though. I machine stich both sides on at the same time. Still learning all the finer points of quilting. By the time I get to the binding unfortunately I'm ready to get it done. My mom told me it looked very good but she was just being nice I know.

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    sew to the front and then hand sew to the back...

    I enough the hand sewing part

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    I make the straight cut binding, double fold then I bring to an elderly lady friend who does a lovely job of hand sewing them down for me! I pay her for this so that she gets some FUN money and I get my quilts DONE...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i do sharon schambers method
    :thumbup: She's the bomb!

    Deep down, I think I have some irrational notion that by using her method I'm hoping my work would more closely resemble hers.

    Like I said, irrational.

    Here's Part 1 (of 3) videos she's done on bindings:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PE0Yq9iGlc
    I hear your irrational thinking..ehhehe
    Loved watching her demos..thanks for the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i do sharon schambers method
    :thumbup: She's the bomb!

    Deep down, I think I have some irrational notion that by using her method I'm hoping my work would more closely resemble hers.

    Like I said, irrational.

    Here's Part 1 (of 3) videos she's done on bindings:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PE0Yq9iGlc
    Wow! Never saw this before. Amazing technique!

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