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Old 11-23-2018, 11:19 AM
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I have a queen size scrappy quilt that is all done except for the binding. In the past I've always made separate binding to attach by sewing one side and hand stitching the other side. I am wondering if I can just cut the back a big larger than the front and just fold it over to the front on this quilt. I want the binding fairly narrow so it doesn't detract from this wild and crazy print. Any thoughts on doing the binding this way or do I need to make a separate piece?? Thank you.

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Old 11-23-2018, 11:52 AM
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You absolutely can do that! Be very careful when you square up the quilt and trim the batting, then trim down the backing to be double the width of your finished binding. Fold the cut edge to meet the quilt and then fold over to the front side. Stitch by hand or machine and your done! Show us when you finish.
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:03 PM
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After your top is quilted, trim your back and batting 1" beyond top. Trim the batting with scissors to the top edge of the quilt. Bring the back to the front and make two narrow folds. I stitch down both sides first, then top and bottom.
Hope this helps. Brenda
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:59 PM
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Many antique quilts were bond that way. One word of caution is, the backing must be the same size as the front or you will need to put in some pleats in the front. I suggest getting it ready by cutting the batt at the quilt top edge with scissors and use pins or wonder clips around the edge to see if you can fold it over without having too much fabric.

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Old 11-23-2018, 01:08 PM
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I don't have any suggestions, but Your quilt is gorgeous. I love it.
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Old 11-23-2018, 01:54 PM
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I have done that many times.. but not to a bed size quilt. I have trouble when I trim the batting I accidentally cut the backing.. which stops me in my tracks. So when you do this be careful

here is a video that like walking through the process


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66lYFZJE13I
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Old 11-23-2018, 04:03 PM
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Here's instructions. I do it all the time.
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Old 11-23-2018, 04:43 PM
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My sister has done that. I believe it came out okay. I have never tried it, but if you are happy with the color of the backing, you can go for it.
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:31 PM
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It's your quilt, you can finish it anyway you want to. Personally, I've tried that method and absolutely hate it, so I will do the bindings separate.
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:55 PM
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I have done many quilts with foldover binding, mainly charity ones, since it is quicker for me.

I cannot tell from your picture if you have a border. If not, you will have the problem of the quilting stitches going all the way to the edge and need to be secured. If you have a border with no quilting running to edge, there is no problem.

I understand about accidently cutting the backing and have done it a few times. It is important to fold the backing completely out of the way while trimming the quilt and then bringing the backing back in place to trim it. I use the rotary cutter and ruler. Using a scissors wouldn't work for me.
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