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Does anyone bind their quilt by bringing the backing material to the front?

Does anyone bind their quilt by bringing the backing material to the front?

Old 07-18-2011, 03:58 AM
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Some thirty years plus ago when I took a quilting class we were taught to bring the backing material to the front when binding our quilts. Does anyone do that anymore or does everyone simply use a separate binding, either single or double fold? ;)
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I still use it. not all the time,but quite often
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I do it sometimes. It depends on how it will look.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:05 AM
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I still like to do it this way.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:10 AM
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If your bringing the back to front for binding, how big do you cut it???
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:18 AM
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some times-
not often but once in a while the quilt i am working on seems to be ok with that style of binding- some people (birth) their quilts and use no binding at all-
your projects make it the way you want....if you plan to enter your quilts in any shows-contests though they tend to want the binding to be separately attached.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:19 AM
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Sometimes I do. It depends on the quilt.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:19 AM
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How funny! I did this for the first time yesterday. I don't know why I haven't before. Looks great!
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:21 AM
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I have done it, but it's not nearly as durable as a separate binding. I'd rather do a double-fold from the beginning and get twice as much wear on it before the edge requires attention. Also, I like solid backing fabric to show off the quilting, so if I want a patterned binding I have to do a separate one anyway.
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I am not that great at giving directions but here goes!!

When I decide to do a wrap around binding, I....VERY CAREFULLY....trim off the excess batting to the edge of the quilt top....BE SURE....to pin the backing fabric away or you will cut into it and then have to do a regular binding!!!

Then I lay out the backing fabric and using my straight edge ruler and rotary cutter, I trim the fabric to at least 2 inches and sometimes 2 1/2 inches all the way around. Now, fold your backing fabric in half ( more or less....no rules here!! ) and tuck it back into the quilt sandwich and fold the edge over and either finish by hand or machine. Corners are a bit tricky but practice and you will get it....the time saved in cutting the binding and sewing it on will give you the extra time to fold and tuck those corners....but really, they are not that hard.

I've found that by cutting extra backing fabric and folding it over before stitching the binding down, will give me a good sturdy binding that will last as long as a seperate binding...IMO!!

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