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Quilt Fan 07-20-2012 06:53 AM

binding, single or double thread?
What do others use. Single or double thread when hand binding? I have been using double but single hides so much better.

quilter1 07-20-2012 07:04 AM

I have always used a single thread to sew bindings, I never thought to use a double thread. I do make the stitches fairly close together though. A well sewn binding can look so nice.

sewmary 07-20-2012 07:14 AM

I never thought about it either but I always use double. Then I don't have to worry about the threading sliding out of the needle! Hand sewing the binding is one of my favorite things. Weird, yes.

0tis 07-20-2012 07:25 AM

I always use single - never thought about double thread. I think single works just fine - so far I've not had any problems.

Tartan 07-20-2012 07:26 AM

I like to use a single strong thread. If I can find the right colour of hand quilting thread, I like to use that. I could never keep the double thread pulled up so that the two threads were even.

ArtsyOne 07-20-2012 07:26 AM

I always use single, with the stitches about 1/4" apart. It's my favorite part of making a quilt.

Dolphyngyrl 07-20-2012 07:50 AM

I have always used double

crafterrn1 07-20-2012 08:05 AM

I use a single thread for my bindings. I use a smaller stitch. I have not had any issues with my bindings. I use the same stitch I use for applique. but I use regular thread not silk thread. I never thought to use a double thread as it seems to thick to sink into the fabric. JMHO. Luann in CT

Handcraftsbyjen 07-20-2012 08:23 AM

I use single.

ghostrider 07-20-2012 08:43 AM

Single, small blind stitch. Totally invisible and very strong. What more could you ask for? :)

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