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Thread: Binding Help

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    Binding Help

    I normally machine stitch my binding on the front, then wrap it to the back and hand stitch it. Why does it look so much better on the back, with my hand sewing? I'm thinking I need to machine stitch it to the back, then bring up to the front.

    What do you do?
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    For quilts that I'm going to hand stitch the binding on, I sew on the back first and pull to the front.

    Other quilts, I sew to the front and pull to the back. I then stitch in the ditch on the front with clear thread to barely catch the edge on the back.

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    Describe how it looks on the front and why it looks better on the back.

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    I stitch to the back with a 3/8 inch seam then turn to the front and hand stitch down. I do not press when I turn it and my bindings always turn out very nice.

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    Here are a couple of pictures. Front & then back. I think I'll unstitch it and do it the other way around.

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    I don't think I would...that looks fine!

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    Clearly, I'm no expert, but I think it looks fine!

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    I think the front looks absolutely fine! Are you talking about the corners? I wonder because you posted pics of the corners. You can tack those down too - I use a ladder stitch and tack that mitered fold down.
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    I sew mine to the front, trim the backing and batting then hand stitch it to the back.

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    Looks good to me . I machine sew on the front and fold it over to the back just like yours and had sew it down and it looks like mine
    ​Christine

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    I think it looks fine.

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    I must be missing something, I have studies both pictures and think the both look fine.

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    I think both ways look fine. One thought I had was that perhaps the back looks better to you since it matches the backing. Could that be it?
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    For machine binding, I used to sew to the front and turn to the back and stitch in the ditch, but recently tried sewing to the back and turning to the front and using a decorative stitch to stitch in place and really like how it looked. Usually cut 2-1/2"

    For stitching the binding in place by hand, I do prefer the look of stitching to the front by machine, and stitching to the back by hand. Usually cut 2-1/4"

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