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    I make my own from 2-1/2 inch strips sewn together on the diagonal and pressed open after the seam has been trimmed to 1/4".

    mltquilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    I too have the binding maker, Love it for larger projects. Still use the old fashion kind that you pin to the ironing board. Occasionally I'll just rip strips and sew them on with no ironing at all. An older quilter taught me how to do it, she called it rip and roll.
    Hmmm...good to know. I always make my own too.

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    I used to bind my quilts using straight cut fabric on each side. Now that I've found the Missouri Star Bias ruler, I use bias binding every time. If you haven't seen this ruler, it's a great tool for new quilters. You can see a video here on how to use it:
    http://www.missouriquiltco.com/simpl...ty-studio.html

    The binding tool available on this site is also great. You can see the video here:
    http://www.missouriquiltco.com/notio...ducts-inc.html

    I don't have any association with Missouri Star, I just think these are great tools to help you make a professional looking binding even if you are a new quilter.

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    I make my own using 2 1/4 bias strips. It's cheaper than buying the packaged stuff.

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    I make my own binding, I used to buy the satin binding for baby blankets but only for the little ones.

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    Always make my own...usually 2 1/4 in. and fold in half

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    I make my own binding. Ihave bought it and it is ok but there is nothing like having a strong finish and that is the binding.

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    I most definitely make my own, for several reasons. When french (double) folded it is strong and durable. I can get the perfect color. I can make it whatever width I want to match the quilt style.

    Enlightening thread. I never would have thought to buy it...

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    Always make my own binding :thumbup:

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    I always make my own binding, I make mine like Candi does hers.

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    I make my own, usually from one of the fabrics I used in the quilt.

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    I make my binding. Teacher at LQS told us to cut it 2 1/4 ". It comes out so nice!

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    I make my own. I like the contrast or the complement from my own.

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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.
    Me, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I make my own. I cut it 2.5 inches and fold it in half.
    Me too. Pick just the right color for the quilt or craft project. I haven't purchased bias tape in years.

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    I alway use one of the fabrics in the quilt I made. I love doing the binding. It is the icing on the cake.

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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.
    Same here! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    Quote Originally Posted by dove
    i make my own, but i cut it 3 1/2 inches and then iron it in half...
    I do it this way too :)
    Me too, that way I can choose what ever I like, a complimentary color or something from the quilt itself. I have an attachment for my Bernina that lets me use 2 1/2" strips mitered together or I iron in half then in half again.

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    Make my own, cut at 2 1/4 "

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    I make my own too

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    I make my own binding. I cut the strips 2 1/4 inches unles it's a heavy fabric like flannel and then I cut the strips 2 1/2 inches.

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    I make my own so it matches the 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.
    DITTO!

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    I always make my own so it will match the border or one of the other fabrics in the quilt. I cut it 2 1/4" because I don't like a big wide "flap" in the back. Also, I always machine stitch it on the quilt because I think it's good and sturdy for the washer that way.

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    I make my own. I use the continous bias method. It is so much fun. It's like magic.

    Robin in TX

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