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Thread: Binding question

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    Super Member sewingladydi's Avatar
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    When attaching binding, you stop and back stitch 1/4" from the corner, fold the binding up and then back down and start stitching the next side-But here is my question do you start the new side at the very top or 1/4" down from the corner? I've seen it both ways.

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    I start 1/4 inch from the top. It works best for me.

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    It shouldn't make any difference as long as you make sure the second seam is exactly 1/4 inch.

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    I don't think it makes a difference either but it is easier for me to start at the top!

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    I start 1/4" from the first side and second side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I start 1/4 inch from the top. It works best for me.
    I do this also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I start 1/4 inch from the top. It works best for me.
    I do this also.
    Me too.

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    I always start at the edge, I will have to try starting a 1/4" in next time :D:D:D

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    On mini quilts I often start at the top. On all others I start 1/4 inch down. I learned both of those from quilt teachers and they work for me.

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    So I guess the consensus is that you stop 1/4" before the end of the corners, but you can start at the fold or 1/4" down from the fold. I've done both and didn't see much of a difference, but wasn't sure if one way was better for some reason I couldn't figure out

    Thanks everyone

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    Found if I don't start the second side right at the top it will leave a little hole. So, right at the top for me. Hint: your fold should be just a tiny smidge down from the raw edge. Worked wonderfully for me!

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    I stop slightly less than 1/4" or the width of the seam allowance. Perhaps a couple stitches and then back stitch a couple stitches. This allows the little bit of space for the fold just like the scant 1/4" in other seam allowances. When I start the second side I put need just into the folds. This holds the folds together and prevents bunching up that the pressure foot often does when starting at multiple layers.

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    It is easier for me to start at the very top.

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    I stop 1/4 inch from the corner, needle down and turn quilt to stitch diagonially to the corner; after folding I start at the top from the edge.

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