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Thread: Binding question

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    Just finished the machine sewing of binding on a double size
    quilt....don't know what I was thinking ...cut the binding
    2 1/2 inches....the sewed it on with a 1/4 inch seam...didn't
    realize that the back binding was larger then the front until
    I was finished......Would you rip this all out or leave it with the
    4/8" on the front and 5/8" on the back

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    Well....I guess I only have 2/8 on the front....

    Peg

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    I would leave it. On a project that size, I would not even think about ripping out and redoing. But if it is going to bother you forever and ever, it might be worth it for you to do it. I don't particularly stress about things like that, though, because I figure who is really going to notice that 1/8" difference?

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    I'd leave it in :)

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    Well, that would be more noticeable, but I would probably still leave it. I hate sewing binding, more than almost anything except ripping stitches.

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    i would leave it as well you arent going to see front and back at the same time it will be a novelty quilt

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    I doubt anyone will notice there is a 1/8" difference :wink: :D:D:D

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    If it really bugs you , you could trim the seam allowance to even up the front and back. Me, for 1/8", I wouldn't bother, I'd just make the binding quite tight!

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    I'd leave it. Usually when I use 2-1/2" I trim the batting 1/8" beyond the quilt top and it seems to fit just right.

    No one needs to know! :)

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    Leave it--it is ok to have more on one side than the other.

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    I sew the binding entirely by machine, front and back, so the back side is always a little bit bigger.

    I would leave it, unless it will always bug you. In that case, do it over or you will always "resent" that quilt because of it. lol :)

    I'm sure it is beautiful just the way it is.

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    I'd leave it. I have done the same thing and it looks okay.

    I have found, though, that when I cut the binding 2-1/2" and then use the regular sewing foot (instead of the 1/4" foot), it comes out about 3/8" and just perfect. You may want to try that next time.

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    i would leave it unless the quilt police were knocking on my door LOL

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    My bindings are always slightly wider on the back than the front......it leaves fabric to cover the seam line of attaching it to the front. I handsew them down to the back.
    Leave it and find something else to worry about! :D

    Jan in VA

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    Leave it!

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