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Thread: New to me method to do binging.....

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    New to me method to do binging.....

    The Paducah Pickle Dish quilt pattern in the Sept/Oct McCalls' quilting magazine has a "new to me" method of making the binding for a different effect. I just tried it on a small wallhanging and am fine with the idea. I wasn't as happy having the binding only measuring 2 1/4" before it is folded. It is just a little too narrow to make for easy application. the binding is sewn on the back, turned to the front and you stitch in the ditch. If you lift the little flap, you can see the first stitching. I would like that better if it covered a little more.

    I know I am much happier with 2 1/2", folded to 1 1/4". I can sew the seam a fat 1/4" and have fabric to manipulate. Has anyone else tried this yet? What did you think?

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    I have the article too and plan to try it soon. I don't mind 1 1/4" bindings for small things.

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    I was looking at that a few days ago. I like my bindings 2 1/2", folded to 1 1/4" as well. That way there is plenty to fold over if you get a little carried away with the 1/4" seam... But, I will probably try this method on a wallhanging or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spokanequilter View Post
    I was looking at that a few days ago. I like my bindings 2 1/2", folded to 1 1/4" as well. That way there is plenty to fold over if you get a little carried away with the 1/4" seam... But, I will probably try this method on a wallhanging or something.
    I agree with trying it on something smaller first. I'm sure glad I didn't try this on something bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucky View Post
    I have the article too and plan to try it soon. I don't mind 1 1/4" bindings for small things.
    I found having that extra fabric of the 1/4" seam inside the binding added to the issue.

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    Please post what you think after you try this. Thanks.

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