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Thread: binding, single or double thread?

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    Have always used single.

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    Single, blind stitch, spaced about 1/4 " apart. Never had a problem but not a bad idea to bury a knot ever so often if the quilt is going to be heavily used. I love binding. It is a relaxing and enjoyable end to the entire quilting experience.
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    If I have a hand quilting thread that matches, I use that single, otherwise I use cotton and double.

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    Double for me. afraid single will break too easy. use small stitches too I LOVE hand sewing binding. I know I'm nuts but its relaxing

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    double thread for me. Works good.

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    Oh, my! To each his own! I am currently using a 50# 3-ply cotton thread called Masterpiece. It's what I use to piece the quilt. It's very strong because its a 3-ply, 50# thread, and it's quite thin, as opposed to bulky. That makes it easier to hide. I use a single thread, and tiny, even stitches, which I take great care to hide as much as possible. Fussy, perhaps, but I do enjoy the handwork -- sometimes!
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    Always use single thread with stitiches about 1/4" apart. Never had any trouble. Stitches seems to hold well.

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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.
    I use double thread then do a double stitch every 5 or so to further lock in the stitching should the quilt binding wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    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.

    Think about this------------a quilt is millions of threads----------each rubbing against its two neighbors. Maybe we shouldn't use fabric so we can prevent the rubbing. (her advise makes no sense!)
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    Single threads are all that is necessary for making the entire quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyQuilter View Post
    Single threads are all that is necessary for making the entire quilt.
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    True-------------but double threads on a binding help reinforce the bindings.
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    I do the same... never thought about using single... and love to hand sew binding ... so you are not alone...
    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary View Post
    I never thought about it either but I always use double. Then I don't have to worry about the threading sliding out of the needle! Hand sewing the binding is one of my favorite things. Weird, yes.

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    I use single quilting thread. And do a blind stitch. Was told once that a double thread rubs against each other and frays.
    Don't know how true that is tho. Matter of choice I guess.

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