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Help with selecting binding

Old 03-13-2011, 11:52 PM
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I am making a baby quilt. The top is squared 100% cotton and the back is flannel (from Joannes).

What binding would work best on this combination? Cotton or flannel?
Its crib size so how wide should I make the binding?

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Old 03-13-2011, 11:55 PM
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When I use flannel for the backing, I still use cotton for the binding. I think flannel would stretch too much for the binding, but, maybe someone on here with more experience could clarify for you.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:29 AM
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I would still use cotton for binding and do it double I usually have 1/2 inch binding showing on each side so would cut 3" wide fold and press in half and stitch on in usual way
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:39 AM
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Flannel will not wear as long when put on the edge and will be bulky, making the edge stiffer.
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:53 AM
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I agree, flannel is not the best for binding. It stretches and is too bulky. Probably wouldn't wear as well either. I tried it once and won't again.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:53 AM
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Double cotton binding is the way I would go also. Flannel would stretch and wear out faster.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:21 AM
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I love the feel of flannel but it just doesn't work for binding for me. I stick with cotton.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:30 AM
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Use the cotton for binding. I cut mine 2 1/2" wide, then press it in half to double it, making it 1 1/4" wide, before I sew it on.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:46 PM
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I agree--cotton binding. If you hand-bind with flannel, it is very thick to work with.
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