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I use 2" wide binding and I have no problems working with it.
I also use 2 1/4". That seems to work for me.
2 ½" .... I hate the look of a skimpy binding.
I always do 2" to 2 1/2" cut strips. Yesterday I had a quilting teacher tell me I was all wrong I needed to use 3 1/2" strips to have stability. Oh well
2½" for Jan in VA. Sew to front, hand turn to back.
on how wide I want the finished binding
on how thick the batting is
Most of the time I use 2-1/2" if I am machine binding, and 2-1/4" if I am going to hand bind, and 1-1/2" if doing single fold binding for hand binding. With hand surgery years ago, I only do machine binding on large quilts, and when I feel my hand is up to it, will do hand binding on a small project such as small quilt or table runner.