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Do most of you hand bind or machine bind your binding

Old 04-01-2013, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by momto5 View Post
I machine stitch almost all of my bindings....but there are a lot of folks on the Board who handstitch the back after sewing the front on by machine. And, I suppose, a lot of them who still do it all by hand...
I also do it this way. I don't mind sewing the binding on by hand, it's relazing, but does take time.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:54 AM
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Same here!
Originally Posted by busy fingers View Post
I machine everything else so why not the binding. Sometimes I stitch the binding onto the back and bring it around to the front and then machine stitch and other times I stitch the binding to the front - as is usual - and machine stitch down on the back. Either way I am happy with the result and know that it is going to stay stitched no matter what.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:13 PM
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Hand stictch all the way!
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:32 PM
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I machine stitch. I don't enjoy hand work and I don't care for the look of hand stitched bindings. I go back to front as long as there is a border because that is the look I like. I think the binding is the final border. IF there is no border I go front to back so as not to change the shape of the edge blocks.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:39 PM
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I machine stitch RS to the front but than hand stitch to the back..........I like the feel of the fabric
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:30 PM
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I machine stitch it to the front then fold it over and hand stitch to the backing, pretty much my favorite part other than piecing the front. I find it relaxing and it gives me something to do when I can't or don't feel like being at my sewing machine. SANDWICHING..... that is my NEMESIS!!!!!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:40 PM
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I machine sew it to the front, then turn the binding and hand stitch to the back.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:29 PM
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I machine the binding all the way. That is why I have nice equipment , so I don't have to hand sew much.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:46 AM
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I machine the front but hand sew the back as it really does not take very long
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