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Thread: Do you make your own binding?

  1. #176

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    I also cut my own, 2 1/2", I roll it up and when I sewing onto quilt, I lay the roll in the top drawer of my sewing cabinet. This keeps it in a roll. Then if there is any remaining binding, I keep it rolled up, pin and throw into a 2guart Jar on my shelf. It looks really cool and is a reminder of the quilts that I have made. I like to make mini quilts, so sometimes I find that one of the leftovers works for them, also.

  2. #177
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Brownwood TX
    Quote Originally Posted by jpthequilter
    Forgot to tell you... I was taught by a master quilter to cut long long strips of binding from the length of the fabric, before I cut anything else!
    This has these advantages:
    It might be long enough to go around the quilt with no piecing!
    It will iron straight easier...and it will track straighter through the sewing machine.
    If you are hand stitching, it will fold straighter and stay in place with fewer pins.
    It will make a straighter edge, without ripples, because it does not stretch.

    I was told the straight of grain binding wears out faster. Do you find that true?

    Robin in TX

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