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Thread: Sewing binding to the back first

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    Some of you members have said you sew the binding to the back first then bring it around to the front and use a decorative stitch to sew it down. Could someone post a pic to show just how you do it. I'm a visual learner and even tho it sounds simple, i would like to see it first.

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    i will look for a utube on this process it is how i put it down

    here is a part one
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wprg5vzkuGw and

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MRfA...eature=related

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    I tried it, but didn't like my results. I did recently come across this tutorial that sews the binding back to front and then stitches it down by machine. It creates a faux piping look and you stitch in the ditch of the "piping" and the "binding" using a regular "stitch in the ditch" stitch.

    http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010...-tutorial.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith
    Some of you members have said you sew the binding to the back first then bring it around to the front and use a decorative stitch to sew it down. Could someone post a pic to show just how you do it. I'm a visual learner and even tho it sounds simple, i would like to see it first.

    Thanks so much. I love you guys here.
    I use the Sharon Schamber method of attaching my bindings first before finishing with a decorative stitch. I find her method of glueing down the binding easier to do than the pinning method.

    Here is the link for her method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PE0Yq9iGlc

    This is one of my quilts with decorative stitch from a Janome TB-30.

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    I do mine this way because I cannot sew by hand anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    I tried it, but didn't like my results. I did recently come across this tutorial that sews the binding back to front and then stitches it down by machine. It creates a faux piping look and you stitch in the ditch of the "piping" and the "binding" using a regular "stitch in the ditch" stitch.

    http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010...-tutorial.html
    Great tutorial......thanks!!!

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    I like the machine binding tutorial that Charismah put in the tutorial section of the QB. The title of it is "Quick Machine Binding With Flange" If you match the thread colour to the faux piping colour, it is the best binding I've seen using the machine. I've had many compliments on the pieces that I've used it on. :thumbup:

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    I've sewn my binding to the back first and then use a tiny blanket stitch on the front...sorry, I don't have any close up pics of the ones I've done.

    I really like Charismah's tut though, with the little faux piping. I've never seen that before and I think I'd like to try that next time.

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    Thank you all. The tuts have really helped.

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    I use this technique when making kid's quilts. I figure the machine stitch will be stronger than hand stitching for something the kid will drag around.

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    I always do the back first..and then a decorative stitch on the front...just be careful to stay with that 1/4 inch seam (or whatever size you do, just keep it the same all the way around.) I like (on my Bernina Artista 630) to use stich #4, it gives you a scollop kind of a wavy stitch / make the stitch a bit longer and wider than normal.

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    I did this one on a baby quilt.
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    This is the method I use.

    http://www.lorettaalvarado.com/binding.htm

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    The stitches don't always show up in the pictures ... which is fine with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    I tried it, but didn't like my results. I did recently come across this tutorial that sews the binding back to front and then stitches it down by machine. It creates a faux piping look and you stitch in the ditch of the "piping" and the "binding" using a regular "stitch in the ditch" stitch.

    http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010...-tutorial.html
    :-P I've used this technique and LOVE it, it went fairly quickly, and the added look of piping realy sets off a quilt :-P

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    I found that doing it like the first video without pins works best for me. That way I can see the stitching that I need to follow. With the glue method you cant see the stitch line to follow.

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    I do mine this way, cause it took me 4 hours to do a smaller then a twin bed baby quilt for my first 8 years ago. And I said "never" again. I have gotten awards for how perfect my binding is top stitched. Now I can imagine my hands would hurt too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I do mine this way because I cannot sew by hand anymore.

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    WOW I cant wait to try this one...feaux piping looks great! TYVM for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    I tried it, but didn't like my results. I did recently come across this tutorial that sews the binding back to front and then stitches it down by machine. It creates a faux piping look and you stitch in the ditch of the "piping" and the "binding" using a regular "stitch in the ditch" stitch.

    http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010...-tutorial.html

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    Thank you for the tutorials. I am going to try it on my next quilt.

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    thanks

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    wow, what great links, and pics of quilts...i will try this method on a future quilt...i love the baby quilt with the blanket stitch!!!! thanks...

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    Oh so going to try this one on my next charity quilts.

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    I sew to the front and hand stitch to the back..

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    Doghousemom, I love how you did the binding on your baby quilt. I am in the process of making a baby quilt and think I will give this a try. thanks for sharing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    I tried it, but didn't like my results. I did recently come across this tutorial that sews the binding back to front and then stitches it down by machine. It creates a faux piping look and you stitch in the ditch of the "piping" and the "binding" using a regular "stitch in the ditch" stitch.

    http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010...-tutorial.html
    This tutorial helped me get over my fear/dread of binding. Love it! Very clearly described and the pics are fab.

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