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Thread: Another binding question

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    Super Member CoriAmD's Avatar
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    I have the log cabin quilt top finished, but now comes the time to cut the binding.
    I am shy in having enough of the (stupid) green fabric left to make the binding 2 1/4" and fold in half like I normally do. I seem to have read that sometimes one can use a single fold of fabric instead of the double fold. If I use this method, I have enough fabric.
    My question is - if you have done this, did you find the binding wore out quicker than it did with the double fold?
    It's not an option to buy more fabric, I am determined to use my stash! :)
    Thanks for your suggestions.

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    Beautiful!!! Sorry I cant help with the binding question.

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    sorry I can't help either, but will follow this thread, beautiful quilt

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    I haven't made any with a single fold, so I can't comment on that, but what if you pick something else from your stash and made the faux piping? Here's a link to the tutorial.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-107919-1.htm

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    Why can't you do two sides in the green and 2 sides in the tan/gold?
    Just like a log cabin block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Why can't you do two sides in the green and 2 sides in the tan/gold?
    Just like a log cabin block.
    DUH! why didn't I think of that.... LOL :oops:
    Actually, I am trying to use this green for 2 reasons.
    #1 - it matches both top and backing perfectly.
    #2, my husband didn't like the beige as the binding and it doesn't really look that good with the backing.

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    single fold does wear out faster!

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    Why not use 2 pieces sewn together to make the dbl. fold binding. This would give you enough of the green on top to do the binding.

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    Single fold binding will work fine, it just won't last as long. you might have to rebind in a few years if you use and wash the quilt a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S D G
    Why not use 2 pieces sewn together to make the dbl. fold binding. This would give you enough of the green on top to do the binding.
    hmmmm, now that's an idea! :lol:

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    I am not sure how to explain my idea in words, so am going to start a topic with a sketch explaining. Will title it the same as this topic. I think it will stretch your fabric enough to enable you to use the green.

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    If you have any of the colors left over from your quilt you could sew them together and make your binding. It really looks neat well at least I think it does.

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    Beautiful quilt. Looks like you've got lots of suggestions for your problem. How nice!

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    You could piece strips together so that it is wide enough for the binding. As long as the correct color is over half the width then you wouldn't see the incorrect color as it would be underneath once you folded the strips lengthwise. Clear as mud, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranW
    You could piece strips together so that it is wide enough for the binding. As long as the correct color is over half the width then you wouldn't see the incorrect color as it would be underneath once you folded the strips lengthwise. Clear as mud, right?
    Clear to me, and I think it would work too. Goood Luck with binding your beautiful top.

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    Is your top quilted? I can't tell in the picture.

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    Try recalcing usng 2 inches instead of 2 1/4. Double fold and stitch uding a scant narrower than you normally use. This is the size I always use and it makes a nice sized a fully stuffed binding.

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    Join the binding edges straight instead of on the diaginal. I know that this is not the best method but it does save fabric is you are short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee110
    Is your top quilted? I can't tell in the picture.
    No, this is just 1/2 of the top showing. I am waiting for some embroidery designs I ordered to quilt it with. Should be arriving on CD any day now. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    I am not sure how to explain my idea in words, so am going to start a topic with a sketch explaining. Will title it the same as this topic. I think it will stretch your fabric enough to enable you to use the green.
    Will you be posting this under "main"? I look forward to reading it, but I just checked "main" and didn't see it. :roll:

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