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Thread: What is the cut width of your binding strips?

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    Super Member Lilrain's Avatar
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    What is the cut width of your binding strips?

    Just wondering what width of binding strips you cut. I used to use 2 1/2. then for years used 2" and just yesterday learned that I can do 1 7/8" and it turns out perfectly on both the front and back. I am interested in what size works best for you

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    I cut mine 2 1/4.

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    2 1/2" for me.
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    i prefer narrow bindings so often 2" (i seldom deal with 7/8" measurements); if binding a thick quilt- like a flannel one or one with minkie backing i may use a 2 1/4" up to a 2 1/2" but generally the narrower the better to me- i've used 1 3/4" and even 1 3/8" on small projects like placemats, tablerunners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangeroom View Post
    2 1/2" for me.
    Same here. I always use 2 1/2".

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    i cut mine at 2.25"
    Nancy in western NY

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    I use 2.5" for polyester battings, 2" for cotton battings. I use a little more than 1/4" seam, but probably not 3/8"

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    I use 2 1/2" strips.

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    I always use 2 1/2. But I machine bind so I need the extra 1/4 inch!
    Heather

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    Quote Originally Posted by franc36 View Post
    Same here. I always use 2 1/2".
    Me too - 2 1/2
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