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Old 09-18-2011, 05:59 PM
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What a good idea. I hate hand sewing my bindings on. Next time I'll try the decorative stitching. thanks
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose
I sew all my bindings down by machine. I guess I am of the mind that the bindings get a lot of tugging and pulling. I don't want them to come loose....ever! I also use a decorative stitch to give just a bit of "pretty" to an otherwise boring part of the quilt!
What a good idea. I hate hand sewing my bindings on. Next time I'll try the decorative stitching. thanks
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by marscrafter
Here's a pretty good tutorial I found online that shows the method for ladder stitch.

http://turningturning.com/tutorial-i...quilt-binding/
Thanks for the tute - I needed that!!! Not sure what I did wrong but the last quilt i did ( a small baby quilt) I tried a decorative stitch - not sure what I did wrong - I first sewed my binding to the backing using 1/4 seem allowance then folded over the binding to the front and used a decorative stitch - looked good on top but when I turned it over the back showed the decorative stitch away from the binding - looked really bad - will be looking for another tute on that lol
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:14 PM
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Always use a single thread. Bindings I put on with single thread 28 years ago (and washed at least that many times) are still looking good.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:50 PM
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I was just going to ask about the ladder stitch when I noticed the link. Thanks for posting it. I'm going to go look at it and see if I want to do mine that way.

I always do mine by hand but I do like the idea of tryng some decorative machine stitching too. You ladies are always so smart and helpful.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by SewExtreme
Always use double thread. I think it stems from sewing clothing and wanting to make sure it holds up. :-D
I also sew with 2 threads. Just in case one breaks it is still supported with the second one until I can fix it.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:37 AM
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I use double thread and blind stitch too.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:06 AM
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I use single thread....no problem so far.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:44 AM
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double with beeswax
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:49 AM
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I use the "latter stitch" in an unusual way with a single thread most of the time, but if I know there is going to be lots of wear and tear I use double, like on a childs quilt that is going to be used and washed lots.
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