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    Super Member b.zang's Avatar
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    I can't seem to get past the continuous bias binding method. It works so well, the final product is easy to work with and it's easy to make. I cut different widths, depending on the final look I want from my binding and use fabric that either matches or contrasts, again depending on the desired effect. I have a stiff paper bag that I drop my binding into that I put on the floor under my sewing machine and feed the binding up from there. My big challenge is learning how to sew it on, then sew it down all by machine.

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    I make my own. It isn't difficult. Sometimes I have even pulled the backing fabric over to the front as binding.

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    I make my own, 2 1/2".

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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.
    I make my own too :D

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    I make my own also but use 7 1/2 in strips folded twice that way the binding won't wear out before the quilt does. i miter the corners also.

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    Make my own. Have done so with the bias tape maker or cut the strips a little wider and double it. The double wears better so use on a quilt that will bet lots of love and use.

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    I make my own. Seems a bit more cost effective to make my own binding and bias. Missouri Star quilts says you can get at least 250 inches of bias strip from half a yard of fabric. And by doing my own I can do my binding in any color or print that I want...though it seems a lot of the time for my quilts I end up going with solid black. lol.

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    I make my own as well. Once I learned how to do this. I like it a lot better than the pre made stuff.

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    I always make my own. I cut it at 2 3/4 inches and iron it in half.

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    Always make my own. Then can get the width and colour I want with no problems.

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    I usually make my own, but sometimes I buy Walmarts binding.

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    I've always made my own binding. Sometimes on the straight of grain, sometimes on the bias, different widths, depending on the look I want. I use a fabric that's already in the quilt top.

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    I make mine,too. When I
    do scrap quilts, I use leftovers from the quilt or other small pieces and cut them to 2 1/2 inches, sew together on an angle and press in half. Then I have a scrap binding to go with my scrapquilts...

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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 - but I cut mine 2 1/4" and fold in half. It gives me a smaller binding, which I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crabby Patty
    I make my own. Cut it 2.5 and press in half. roll it up like a jelly roll then lay it in my lap to sew on. Miter corners.
    Same here, except instead of putting it in my lap, I put a clean liner in a small garbage can, put the roll of binding in the can, and put it on the floor by my machine. Works for me.

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    I make my own either 2 1/2 in. or 2 in and either bias or straight.

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    I make my own binding. Cut it at 2 1/4" press in half and sew it on by machine turn it to the back and sew it by hand while watching tv.

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    I make my own too.

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    make my own....cheapest way.

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    I always make my own, cut 2 1/4" wide and pressed in half. I also always make it at the beginning of my quilt project just so I know it's done and that I have enough fabric to get it done! lol

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    Great idea, I always have it over my shoulder or whatnot trying to keep it out of the way! I will try this next time. Thank you!
    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.

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    So far I've bought the premade stuff from walmart.

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    I always make my own binding..I find that it matches the quilt much better...

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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.
    Ditto

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    Have always made my own. I love using stripes in the colors to go with the top and cut them on the bias

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