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Question about the look of my binding

Old 08-20-2021, 08:31 AM
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I mostly make a lot of small things but have made several lap quilts with binding. This is a sample that I made, I washed and dried it and the binding is awfully wrinkled, at least I think so. I love the scrunched up quilty look for the body of the quilt but for some reason it bothers me when the binding is like that. Am I being too critical? Btw, I normally match the thread to the binding but this is just a sample. Thanks for your input.
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Old 08-20-2021, 08:50 AM
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I think it looks great! The contrasted stitching is a nice touch.

I prefer a crinkled binding because I enjoy the texture. I'm pro-pucker and scrunch fan as well. :-D
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Old 08-20-2021, 01:35 PM
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The puckering could be because the seam allowance didn't fill the binding. I try to make sure the seam allowance of the quilt completely fills the binding when I pull it snug.
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Old 08-20-2021, 02:45 PM
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I can understand why you don't want the binding to pucker specially for
a wall-hanging. I would suggest you put the binding after washing.
Use a zig-zag stitch around the edges so it doesn't fray in the wash.
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Old 08-20-2021, 04:03 PM
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I agree with fabric galore. If the fabric doesn't fill the binding it will buckle like this after washing. That being said. Try heavy spray starch on the back side of the binding and press to give it some body again. Will help make it square and clean looking again.
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Old 08-20-2021, 06:19 PM
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Looks good to me, but if you don't want wrinkling, don't wash.
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Old 08-20-2021, 06:44 PM
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Nice job on the binding and if the wrinkles bother you, give the binding a little pressing.
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Old 08-21-2021, 10:52 AM
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Looks good to me! A lot of quilts look this way. I don't have the answer to why some of my quilts are this way and others are not I do my best to fill the entire area when putting on a binding. I make them as small as I can and hand stitch onto the back.
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Old 08-21-2021, 02:38 PM
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Binding is a big hassle. I use narrow strip of fusible batting inside the binding strip. It makes sure the binding is full and I can press it in place before top stitching. I quit sewing binding by hand long ago.
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Old 08-21-2021, 06:27 PM
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I think your binding looks fine. As I prefer a tighter, fuller look I cut my strips at 2 inches. Maybe experiment with different widths.
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