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    I have always used single. recently I bound a quilt using hand quilting thread and love the way it worked. it was just the right color and I may try it again soon.

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    Like everything else with quilting...it depends. I use double if I'm using a standard duty sewing thread. If I'm using heavier, hand quilting thread I'll use a single strand. And which one I use depends on color and what's handy. My stitches are fairly small and close together so 'close counts' in my book!

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    I use single on wall hangings and double on quilts that are going to be used lots, like cuddle/baby , youth and utillity quilts.

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    I use single...except when I mess up and it becomes double for a short way LOL.

    I am curious what is considered a short stitch length for bindings. 1/4"? Less?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0tis View Post
    I always use single - never thought about double thread. I think single works just fine - so far I've not had any problems.
    So do I. I make my stitches close together.

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    I also use a single thread and small blind stitch which looks nice. I really enjoy handstitching my bindings.

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    I use double, but rarely hand sew my binding anymore.
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafterrn1 View Post
    I use a single thread for my bindings. I use a smaller stitch. I have not had any issues with my bindings. I use the same stitch I use for applique. but I use regular thread not silk thread. I never thought to use a double thread as it seems to thick to sink into the fabric. JMHO. Luann in CT
    My thoughts, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I always use single It's my favorite part of making a quilt.
    Yep...what she said!

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    I prefer double strand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I use a single thread and hide a knot in the binding once in awhile (figuring if the thread ever breaks, there will only be 6 inches or so of mending to do).
    Never thought about hiding a knot, great tip, thanks

    Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Single, small blind stitch. Totally invisible and very strong. What more could you ask for?
    Exactly what I do. Like fine hemming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafterrn1 View Post
    I use a single thread for my bindings. I use a smaller stitch. I have not had any issues with my bindings. I use the same stitch I use for applique. but I use regular thread not silk thread. I never thought to use a double thread as it seems to thick to sink into the fabric. JMHO. Luann in CT
    single thread small stitch....and actually did use silk once because it matched color the best....it was beautiful and dissapeared completely.....one friend tried to find the stitches and teased me that "must have glued it".....


    p.s. did not use glue, never have, never will ! ! !

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    I use single thread, I think that makes the stitches less visible

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    I too use a single, small stitch - stitched blind. No problems encountered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Fan View Post
    What do others use. Single or double thread when hand binding? I have been using double but single hides so much better.
    Thank you for the question. I haven't been quilting long and have wondered this too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain View Post
    I have always used single. recently I bound a quilt using hand quilting thread and love the way it worked. it was just the right color and I may try it again soon.
    Thanks for the idea. Will give it a try.

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    Single thread always.

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    I've always used single because I was taught in a class that double threads "rub together" and that breaks down the fibers in them. The lady who taught the class was a Paducah winner, and I figured she must know what she was talking about.

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    I use single thread for hand sewing bindings.

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    Single thread, never thought about double. I use a small, blind stitch. Was just showing my niece today how binding 'works', & neither of us could really see the stitches in the binding we were looking at.
    Carol in Michigan

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    I've always used double but I think the single would look a little better. Will have to try it.

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    Dottp! It never occurred to me to double the thread. froggyintexas

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    I use a single thread of Bottom Line - strong and it disappears regardless of what colour I use.

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    I've never used double, always single. Like others it is easy to hide and strong.
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