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Thread: Wrights Binding

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    Senior Member sandilee's Avatar
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    Wrights Binding

    Has anyone ever used the store brought binding allready cut and ready to sew on? I believe its "Wrights" binding?

    I have always made mine the traditional way but thought I would try to cut corners and try this.

    I noticed its triple folded, not double folded. Guess I will iron it flat and make only one fold.
    Any suggestions?

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    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
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    I'm not sure you will like the quality...it isn't as nice as it used to be.

    I use it sometimes on some aprons....but haven't used it on a quilt in many years.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Are you tallking about their folded bias tapes?

    FYI - I soaked some I bought last year in hot water - and it did shrink a couple of inches. It was cotton-poly blend, so I was a bit surprised.

    If the color is what you want - it could be used.

    Like you said, you might need to unfold it, press it, and fold it to suit your purpose.

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    Not sure about the quality now haven't used for many years.

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    Haven't used it in years either!!!!
    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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    That's exactly what I did. Ironed it for a center fold and used it doubled. It went on fine. Looked good and didn't shrink in the final wash. I sold the quilt and the lady seems fine with it. Which means I haven't heard back from her. I just needed it because I didn't have enough of that color left from the piecing. It worked and I may do it again.

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    I have used it to edge seat covers that I made for my truck to keep the dog hair and dirt contained, but wouldn't use it on a quilt. I don't like the feel of it.
    Bambi

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    My mom and I use it on our Double Wedding Ring quilts that she has made (2 so far and 3 more to go) because they have curves in them and I have never attempted to make bias binding. I have always cut my binding strips straight across the fabric, but that method won't work with curves because it doesn't give enough.

    Joyce

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