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Old 08-21-2012, 03:31 PM
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Hey Peckish! I think you were the poster of that tip and I have used it ever since seeing it. Thanks so much for the great information on binding.

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:32 PM
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I'm so confused!! You mean you cut the binding as usual, and then rather than pressing it in half, you just fold it in half as you're sewing it on??
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:36 PM
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I lay it flat on the back, right side down and stitch it on a quarter inch from the edge of the quilt. Then flip it to the front and fold under as i go . It works beatifully...and yep, Peckish is the bomb!
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:02 PM
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Do you press it before you hand stitch it?
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:03 PM
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JoC...that's how I do my bindings now...seem to look better when I flip from back to front
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:09 PM
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Do you press it before you hand stitch it?
Nope! I just turn it under the width that I want to and line it up with my machine stitching line from the front and away I go!
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:25 PM
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huh, I never heard of this before. I am so trying this on my next quilt to see how it works. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by spokanequilter View Post
I'm so confused!! You mean you cut the binding as usual, and then rather than pressing it in half, you just fold it in half as you're sewing it on??
Yep. No pressing. Cut as usual, align raw edges of binding with quilt, machine stitch on front as usual. Fold over batting, hand stitch on back.

The theory is that when you iron it flat and then fold it over, the inner layer of binding fabric bunches up inside. Kind of like running around a track - the inner track lane is shorter than the outer track lane. So, by NOT ironing it, you allow the fabric to adjust evenly and it doesn't bunch up.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Jo C View Post
Peckish is the bomb!
Awww shucks.... just passing along information someone else taught me quite a while ago... I'm glad y'all have found it so helpful.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:07 PM
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I confuse easily also, so you align just one edge of the binding to the quilt, then fold it in half and stitch it down on the other side? I understand what you are saying about the track and it makes sense.
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