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Thread: Double binding or single binding??

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    Sooooo... I was wondering which do you prefer- double binding or single binding on a non-childs quilt??

    I have a quilt for my mom but I only have enough for a single binding..will it withstand less than normal wear??

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    I only use the double fold. One of my first quilts is well-loved and much washed. It is starting to show the wear in the binding. Had it been a single fold, it would be ratty by now I'm sure.

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    I only use double.

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    I always use double.

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    you might consider backing your single with muslin to give it some stability. Single fold does not wear well.

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    I only use double also...but if you don't have enough and don't mind extra bulk in the binding area, get a coordinating fabric and stitch it to the fabric you have then proceed with the double binding procedure, making sure that the extra fabric is enclosed in the inside where it's not seen. The extra bulk is created by the seam when you stitch the two fabrics together...it will help the bulk if you press the seam open...

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    I wouldn't think of using single binding!! After all the work I put into a quilt, I sure don't want it to start wearing out right away on the binding!

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    Only double for me!

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    I have only used double fold.

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    Double binding, so it will wear longer :D:D:D

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    I use double binding.

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    I have always used double binding that I make my self. I kind of like the look it gives. How would single binding work? Do you sew it on like double, but just fold over the single edge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    I have always used double binding that I make my self. I kind of like the look it gives. How would single binding work? Do you sew it on like double, but just fold over the single edge?
    Sew its like a double but tuck n stitch the topside.. ..

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    That tucking alone would make me stay far away from single fold. Too much like hemming, which I hate.

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    OMG! Thank you so much for asking this question! I had not given any thought to this topic at all!!

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    double for me too

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    Double!

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    I always use a double binding on quilts.

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    I'm with everyone else - double is all I'd attach (guess, you got that by now-hee hee). Have fun :-D

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    I use double binding all the time.

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    When making a large qilt, I only use double--but I also do lots of small decorative quilts. Just bound some 3" Christmas ornaments. I cut 1.25" strips for a single fold binding. I press the .25" hem in the strip before I sew it on. Once binding is sewn on,the hem is nice and crisp and then I sew the edge down either by hand or machine--depending on how quick I need it (I love to blindstitch hems--very soothing for me.)
    The narrower, single binding is less bulky and more in proportion to my itty bitties.

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    Definitely Double.

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    Definitely double...gives a really nice finish.

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    Double it is for me! :wink: It's longer lasting, and I like the feel of it on the edge of the quilt. 8-) Just feels "more finished" to me. :?

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    The first quilt I made, I took fabric from the back and tucked it up over the quilt to make the binding. I didn't know any "better." It is still fine - and that was 25 years ago. If you only have enuogh fabric for single binding and the person is careful, go for it!

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