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    Question Two color binding

    I hope I can explain this so everyone knows what I am trying to say, I know what I am looking for but am not sure I can put it into words so everyone else knows.

    I want to make a binding so that the binding fabric on the front is scrappy (I know how to do this part) and the fabric on the back side is solid. My question is how do you achieve this look, if I remember correctly you just sew the two strips together but what size should the width of each be?

    I hope this is more clear than mud.
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    Judy in Lower Michigan

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    I usually cut my bindings at 2", and sew using a 1/4" seam allowance, so when I'm doing two colored bindings I cut the two strips at 7/8" and 1-3/4",

    When the strips are sewn together, you get a binding strip width of 2".

    The smaller side would be for the front binding - if you do it the traditional way where you attach the binding to the front and turn to the back for handstitching.

    If you want it a bit wider, add the same amount to both strips - like 1" and 1-7/8", and adjust the seam allowance you use to sew the binding to the quilt top to 3/8".

    Always helps to cut some scraps to test first.
    Last edited by MTS; 02-02-2013 at 04:14 PM.

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    Here's the tutorial for a flanged binding. I think it might be pretty hard to get the seam and the fold to line up.

    Flanged Binding
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    Here is a link to a tutorial for binding that is one color for front of quilt and another for the back of quilt:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Tone-Quilt-Binding/

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    Thanks so much for the great information..I have done this in the past but could not for the life of me remember how I did it. Thank you again, this board is the greatest and has such a wealth of information.
    Happy Quilting
    Judy in Lower Michigan

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    Here is a great tutorial for two color binding with lots of pictures. http://thepatternbasket.blogspot.ca/...=1346077987269
    Got fabric?

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    I would never have thought of that idea. Thank you so much for the idea and subsequent links.

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    Thanks Bellaboo, that's the one I wanted.

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    Look at byannie.com. Then go to tutorials, scroll to bottom for tips, then 2 sided binding. I have used this many times

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    Neat idea, I have never done a two tone binding. Thanks for the links!

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