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Thread: BINDING, Do you turn from the back to the front or front to back?

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    Senior Member irma tapia's Avatar
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    I have done it both ways, just curious how everyone does it and which way looks better. :lol:

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    i do it both ways too it just depends on which way will look best with the quilt

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    It depends on the project. I do it both ways. But I always machine stitch my bindings.

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    I machine stitch to the front and wrap around to the back with a blind stitch.

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    If I want to hand stitch the binding down, I sew to the front, turn to the back. If I am going to machine stitch it down, I do just the opposite.

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    I just finished hand-stitching the last side of the binding on a quilt I "finished" over a year ago. I DESPISE HAND SEWING! For some reason, I didn't mind hand-stitching the last baby quilt I made, but large quilts ... I will forevermore stitch to back and wrap around to the front.

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    I do both ways, like to hand sew, but off course it's quicker by machine.

    Has any of you tried out the

    "Easy quick mitered binding tool" ?

    Would like to know how it works, it seems easy.

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    Front to back for me. I jut like the way it looks when I'm done.

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    ok - silly question time - but why does it matter?

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    I usually turn it from the front to the back, unless I am sewing down by machine, then I turn it from the back to the front.

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    I don't think that it matters. It is entirely a personal choice. If you are doing all of the binding by machine, wrapping it from the back to the front and top stitching it down, ensures that your binding looks great on the front. This way you can even select a decorative stitch and have it straight and even. If you are planning on hand stitching it down, everyone I know, stitches it to the front and wraps it to the back. Your binding, your choice. As my daughter reminds me "The baby won't care!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    I machine stitch to the front and wrap around to the back with a blind stitch.
    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supergma
    If I want to hand stitch the binding down, I sew to the front, turn to the back. If I am going to machine stitch it down, I do just the opposite.
    Here the same.

    Jan in VA

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    I machine stitch mine to the front, turn to the back and hand stitch down. :D The only exception to that is if I'm doing a pet quilt - then I machine stitch to the front, turn it, pin it and machine stitch it to the back staying in the ditch of where it's stitched on the front. (easier to do than describe! lol)

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    When I hand-stitch one side, I go front to back.
    When I machine-stitch the whole thing, I go back to front.

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    Same here.
    Quote Originally Posted by supergma
    If I want to hand stitch the binding down, I sew to the front, turn to the back. If I am going to machine stitch it down, I do just the opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supergma
    If I want to hand stitch the binding down, I sew to the front, turn to the back. If I am going to machine stitch it down, I do just the opposite.
    ditto

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    I machine stitch my binding on the front, and hand stitch
    on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supergma
    If I want to hand stitch the binding down, I sew to the front, turn to the back. If I am going to machine stitch it down, I do just the opposite.
    These are the methods I use.

    Pam M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    It depends on the project. I do it both ways. But I always machine stitch my bindings.
    Same here as for the project. If I turn to the back, I hand stitch. If I bring to the front, I decorative stitch.

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    I ALMOST ALWAYS sew onto the front, turn to the back and hand stitch it down. I like how the seams disappear...after all that work on the top I don't want even 1 seam showing!!

    It's not that much work...and the overall look it worth it.

    :-)

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    i like the look of sewing on the front by machine, turning it to the back, and hand stitching.

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    I just learned how and that is exactly how I was taught.

    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    I machine stitch to the front and wrap around to the back with a blind stitch.

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    I sew front to back, then machine stitch in the ditch. Usually turns out OK

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    I always do back to front and stitch down on the sewing machine using decorative stitching but I bet it would look just as nice from back to front.

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