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Thread: How long does it take you to hand bind a queen sized quilt?

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    How long does it take you to hand bind a queen sized quilt?

    How long does it take you to hand-bind a 60 x 60 inch quilt that you have machine sewed
    the binding on, and then you are hand binding it on the other side?
    How long does it take you to hand-bind a queen sized quilt? (Same kind of binding as above.)

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    I would say about 3 hours for the small one, 4-5 hours for the large one.

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    I'd say about that long. I hand sew in the evening while watching TV. Takes one evening for a lap quilt and two for a queen.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    I agree - usually I will do it over a couple of evenings - unless I need to finish asap.

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    I never really time myself. I just did a 86 x 98" quilt and make small stitches. I just try to race the clock or a talk radio program. I try not to think of how much time it takes me. I mainly do large quilts.
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    over the years with lots of practice i have managed to get so i can do a queen sized quilt in 2-3 hours *normally* sometimes i may work on it for an hour or so...usually around 2 corners...then set it aside & finish it the next time i pick it up...small quilts are about an hour-maybe 2...depending on how small..when i first started it took me 5 or 6 i'd guess to do a queen- i pretty much never managed to finish them in one sitting- might be a week- now i can usually get one done during a movie-or baseball game.
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    My hands don't work as well as they have in the past so I do one side a night while watching TV if it is a queen size. Although I have a friend who likes to sew by hand and she sometimes takes them home and does them for me.

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    takes me about 8 hours to do a queen quilt. I just put a good movie or music on and stitch away.
    I love every step of quilt making and don't feel the push to hurry up

    I just finished sewing down the binding on a 65" square quilt and did it over 3 evenings.

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    Probably 4-5 hours.

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    I think about 5 hours. I usually do it over 2-3 days.

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    maybe four movies.
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    I have never timed myself but after doing several, I feel I'm much faster..I love a finished binding that is hand sewn so it really doesn't matter to me!
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    I can do a lap quilt in one night watching tv. Larger quilts take me from five to six hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    over the years with lots of practice i have managed to get so i can do a queen sized quilt in 2-3 hours *normally* sometimes i may work on it for an hour or so...usually around 2 corners...then set it aside & finish it the next time i pick it up...small quilts are about an hour-maybe 2...depending on how small..when i first started it took me 5 or 6 i'd guess to do a queen- i pretty much never managed to finish them in one sitting- might be a week- now i can usually get one done during a movie-or baseball game.
    This is probably close to my estimate as well. Don't really pay much attention to how long it takes unless there is a major deadline. And it depends on how many interruptions and/or distractions.

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    If I'm watching TV it will take twice as long as it should - I like to multi task!
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    For a queen I would say 6-8 hours if I am watching TV, 5-6 if I am listening to the radio.

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    I break mine into multiple sessions due to wrist problems but I try to enjoy the process too. It's so nice to have that warm quilt on my lap while working on it. It is the only time I get to "use" most of my quilts.
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    About 3 hrs for the smaller one and 4hrs for a queen one. I so it while watching TV in the evening or while watching movies on TV on a weekend day.
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    I will do 2 sides a night unless it is a small quilt, but, I sometimes think there are 6 cornors on the quilts.

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    You are all faster than I am. Just did a double size quilt and sewed most evenings on it for about 5-6 days. I'm not usually in to much of a rush to get that part done. I like stitching the binding on.

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    30 -45 minutes per side...

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    4 or 5 hours here, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolazy View Post
    I think about 5 hours. I usually do it over 2-3 days.
    Same for me.

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    I find it depends on how long my eyes hold out!! I usually can go for 2-3 hours at a time, then the double vision sets in, and I have to put it away until the next day.

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    I don't do a whip stitch. I don't think it's very secure. It generally takes me about 3 to 4 days to do the hand stitching on the binding. But I also can't sew for more than 2 to 3 hours at a time.

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