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    Make my own for just about any thing that I need it for.

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    I make my own with coordinating fabrics from the quilt.

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    Always make my own binding. Never have considered anything else.

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    I think it is easier to make my own. Just works out better in the long run.

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    I make my own, but I used 2" strips and I iron and fold it 3 times, so it looks like the double fold bias tape you buy.

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    I make my own using 2 1/2" strips, folding it in half and pressing. I used to add the top piece to the quilt top by machine and sew the back side on by hand. But... I just bought a new foot that is supposed to attach both sides at the same time but I haven't tried it out yet. Should be able to as my latest quilt is almost at that stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick
    I make my own using 2 1/2" strips, folding it in half and pressing. I used to add the top piece to the quilt top by machine and sew the back side on by hand. But... I just bought a new foot that is supposed to attach both sides at the same time but I haven't tried it out yet. Should be able to as my latest quilt is almost at that stage.
    I do the same way. What is the new foot you bought and for which machine?

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    I make my own binding. like to match the fabric to the quilt. I cut 2-1/2 strips and iron in half.

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    I make my own cut 2.5" strips and miter them together. Measure both ways on quilt then get my total I need and make sure I have enough made. I then press in half and I have a plastic bag attached to my ironing pad next to machine and I put it in it as I press in half. Then sewing on quilt it comes out easy and don't have to roll it. If I make it and not yet ready to bind I will roll and pin the end and lay with quilt top until ready to bind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I make my own. I cut it 2.5 inches and fold it in half.
    I only cut my bindings 1.25 - 2", but I don't fold in half. I sew on to edge with right sides together, iron straight out, turn over and fold up to edge of quilt, then fold so fold meets stitching, pin and iron. Then I sew from the front using a hemming stitch so I am sure the back is caught.

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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:
    This is the way i do it also. "attempting" to miter the corners is the correct word...some of mine miter so easily and others I struggle with.

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    I make my own to match the quilt then if it's for a biggie, not a wall hanging size, I send it along with the top for my quilter to sew it on.

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    I make my own to match the quilt then if it's for a biggie, not a wall hanging size, I send it along with the top for my quilter to sew it on. ;)

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    Is there another way?

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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:

    What Candi said :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I also make my own - 2 1/2 inch folded in half. I like it to be one of the fabrics in my quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meemersmom
    I tend to make my bindings at the beginning of a project to make sure I'll have enough of what I need. I sew a lot of scrap quilts, so naturally, my bindings are scrappy. I just did one in red, but there were 10 or 12 different red fabrics. Once folded and pressed, I store until needed on empty cardboard TP tubes and keep it in the project's bin. When sewing on the binding, I just put the tube on the extra spool pin on my machine and let it feed off of there. That way it doesn't get caught or drop on the floor or whatever.
    Love the idea of the TP roll. I use my leftover binding, sew it together and use it for charity quilts - makes them bright and cheerful.

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    i cut my own, usually 2 1/2 inches. sew strips together.
    I have some premade binding i need to put on a quilt top when i find it!!! hopefully that will go well.

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    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.
    I do the same but cut it 2-3/4 and use a 3/4 inch seam allowance.

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    I love to make my own...it's calming to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I have done it three different ways:

    I have made my own cutting 2 1/2 inch strips, and ironing with the Simplicity binding maker. That's what I do now, and love it.

    I have bought binding on ebay for .40 cents a yard.

    I have bought bias tape (pre-made) from Walmart, but they never have enough packages or the right colors. However, it sure is fast to use...

    What about you? What do you do about binding?
    What is the Simplicity binding maker? I make my own, roll it on TP roll and then put a ribbon through the roll and hang it from my neck.

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    I agree, and I do it for a woman with a long arm.

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    i used to buy it at joanns but now i only make it , because it is cheaper thay way , and i can match the binding with the material in the quilt making my own

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    I make my own double fold binding. I sometimes use straight cut, but mostly cut my strips on the bias. My strips are cut 2 and 1/4 inches wide. If I want my binding a wee bit wider I cut my strips 2 and 1/2 inches wide. After sewing strips together, I fold in half to make my double fold binding. One hint. If you are doing a project and you know what fabric you will use to bind, cut it and keep with your project. It is a disaster if you forget and use that fabric for something else. It is a fact you will never be able to replace that fabric. Nice chatting wilt ya'll.
    Donna

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    I use to make my own but now I use the Simplicity machine. I sew 2 1/2'' strips together and run it through the binding machine and I'm done. Double folded perfect binding. I have lots of binding made and stashed away. If I want bias binding I sew narrower bias strips and the machine makes perfect folds. It took several attempts to using the machine before I was thrilled with it but it was never the machine not doing it right it was me. I kept trying because the machine was a gift from my DD and I wanted to be able to say I love it. Now I can. :-D

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