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binding, single or double thread?

Old 07-20-2012, 06:35 PM
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I have always used double. I was taught that way by my mom. Her quilts are still in use, so I figured she knew what she was talking about. I also like that I don't have to worry about the thread pulling out as with single thread. small careful stiches hide well, and hand sewing is relaxing.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:44 PM
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I use single and have never had any problems.

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Old 07-21-2012, 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
I always use single, with the stitches about 1/4" apart. It's my favorite part of making a quilt.
Me, too. I use double thread for lots of other things (mending, for example) but single for sewing my binding down. I make my stitches close together, too. And it also is my very favorite part of making a quilt! We're twins... LOL!
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:23 AM
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I use a single thread for my binding, and have not had a problem with it.
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:48 AM
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I use double and I thread the needle double so when I start I can go through my loop on the first stitch and don't have a knot.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:12 AM
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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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Old 07-21-2012, 05:19 AM
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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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Old 07-22-2012, 02:58 AM
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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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Old 07-22-2012, 03:22 AM
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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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Old 07-22-2012, 04:00 AM
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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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