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Thread: Preferred width of Binding

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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    I like a narrow binding , so I cut 2 1/4 and sometimes 2 .. it depends on the fabric I am using to bind ... how much I want the binding to show.

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    I use to use 2 1/2 inch, but now use 2 1/4......I find that 2 1/4 inch gives a little plumper binding.
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    Thank you all for your input. I was looking for ideas of when to use this or that width of binding, and you all gave wonderful examples.

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    My binding is usually 2 1/2" but I have used 3".

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDQuilts View Post
    I use 2" strips to finish around 1/4". When I am making a wide framing binding (1/2" or larger) I still sew 1/4" from the edge of the quilt top so I don't lose points and cut the batting/backing to the finish measurement from the seam line. Then turn.
    Lose points? Please explain. Thank you.
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    My personal preference is for my binding to be a little wider than most...just a personal choice.

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    I always cut mine 2 1/4"
    Nancy in western NY

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    I use 2 1/4" for smaller things and 2 1/2 inches for large quilts.

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    I cut mine 3" then fold in half. I like a double thickness for the binding. Makes bindings last longer. Do you all do the same?

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    i use a wider binding for thicker quilts (like flannel quilts i usually use 2 1/2" or even 2 3/4"--depending on how lofty the batting is-
    i prefer narrow(er) bindings on other quilts- and sometimes even use 2"- it does depend on what you like- and the project itself. i tend to use 2 1/4" most of the time- and once even as narrow as 1 3/4" or 1 1/2" for small projects like doll quilts- or table runners. i like facings too- if i really don't want a binding to show....it's all dependant on what you like- and the project you are working on- what looks best to you- a binding can be wide and part of the overall design-if that works for the project.
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