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    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    I make my own too, never knew you could buy it made, lol. But I cut it into 2 1/4 inches strips and join them on the diagonal, fold lengthwise in half and press and then attach to the quilt attempting to miter the corners :mrgreen:
    ditto, I never buy the boughten.. I had a friend that bound a baby quilt with the satin, it was a mess after 3 washings, never again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    I make my own too, never knew you could buy it made, lol. But I cut it into 2 1/4 inches strips and join them on the diagonal, fold lengthwise in half and press and then attach to the quilt attempting to miter the corners :mrgreen:
    I do mine exactly like you; attempting being the key word here. :roll:

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    I also cut my own. 21/4 or 2/12 depending on the quilt. I bought a binding tool at the OKC quilt show but I haven't used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    I make my own using a fabric either in the quilt or a companion to it. Sew together at an angle.
    Same here.

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    Always, took me a while to be happy with whole process now never buy any, and enjoy making the bias as well.

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    Yes I make my own binding. I find that if I cut it while I am cutting my quilt out , at the end you already have it ready and it makes the finishing go much faster and easier. I cut 2 1/2 inch strips.

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    The binding is my favorite part of making a quilt. I usually cut and sew together the binding strips before I finish making the quilt top. The binding is in a roll, ready to be applied once I have finished quilting. Maybe I enjoy applying the binding so much because the quilt will be completed when I have the binding finished. I really think I enjoy binding so much because I hand sew it to the back side. I love hand sewing! Except for hand sewing on the label, the remainder of my quilt is machine sewn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    I make my own using a fabric either in the quilt or a companion to it. Sew together at an angle.
    Me too, I always use a mitered seam to join the ends. They are so simple to make, and I really enjoy that part of the quiltmaking. I usually stress out on deciding on the perfect fabric to use as that is the finishing touch that will frame my masterpiece! {snork}
    I've been asked by one of my guilds to give a demonstration of the 9 ways to create fabulous binding! I'm not sure I'll accept, it will take a lot of prep work and creating the samples and all the stages, and I'm a terrible public speaker and... :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    I make my own using a fabric either in the quilt or a companion to it. Sew together at an angle.
    Me too ;-)

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    I make my own, but would be interested in the binding maker..you say it works well?!

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    I make my own. I like for the binding to compliment the quilt.

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    Yup, I make my own...cutting 2 1/4" wide, folding in half and ironing.

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    I make my own also, whenever I would shop for binding, I could never find anything that suited my fancy! It so easy to make!
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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    I make my own using a fabric either in the quilt or a companion to it. Sew together at an angle.
    Me too, I cut mine 2 1/4 inches wide

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    Make my own to match the quilt.

    I have used 4" wide silk ribbon to trim baby quilts.

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    I cut mine at 2 1/4, iron it in half, join mine at an angle and starch mine heavily. I don't buy pre-packaged binding it is a poor quality fabric. I took a beyond basic binding class and learned how to add piping, flanges, rickrack or other trim, do a facing finish, I will be thinking about alternate finishes now.
    Diane/Wyoming

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    I make it.

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    I make my own, 2 1/2 or 2" depending on the quilt

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    I make my own as well. 2.5"

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    I make my own. that way I can have just what I want. The pre packaged stuff at Walmart isnt always the best quality. and the binding gets the most ware, so double it, fold it over.

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    Same as Deb, usually 2 1/4", folded and hand sewn on the back.
    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    I make my own using a fabric either in the quilt or a companion to it. Sew together at an angle.
    Same here, cut either 2-1/4 or 2-1/2 depending on the piece.

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    I make my own from fabrics in the quilt, cut at 2 1/4" fold in half & sew to the quilt, then either hand stitch to the back or mostly sew to the back with sewing machine.

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    I make mine now, but I used to buy the packaged binding. I like that when I make my own I can make bindings from prints and make sure the colors really match, and also it's cheaper. Plus, when I used the packaged stuff, I usually had a spot or two on the back that didn't get caught by the stitches, and I'd have to go back and fix it.

    I usually cut my strips 2" and fold in half. I like a very narrow binding.

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    I always make my own binding. I want it to be as much a part of the quilt as the rest. I could never buy binding that really matched the quilt unless it was premade from the same fabric. I can make it much cheaper than buying it.

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    i make my own so it matches.

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