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Old 09-18-2011, 01:05 PM
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When I hand stitch my binding on to my projects I use a blind stitch with double thread. How many of you sew on your binding with single thread and is it strong enough?
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:07 PM
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Always use double thread. I think it stems from sewing chothing and wanting to make sure it holds up. :-D
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:07 PM
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I used to use double thread, but I use single thread now. I don't even do a blind stitch anymore, just a...funny, I am not sure what it is called...slip stitch maybe? I haven't had any problems with my bindings coming "undone."
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:09 PM
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I just use single thread.
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I use single thread. *knock on wood* never had a problem with a binding coming undone. Not from any recipient or customer.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:11 PM
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I use singe thread. Double thread always seems to tangle on me :x I haven't had a problem with single thread holding especially if your stitches are small enough.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:13 PM
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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!
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:23 PM
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i use a single strand of hand quilting thread
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:26 PM
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I have enough trouble with one thread getting knotted up to much to even attempt using two threads. I have found that the waxed beading thread makes excellent binding thread. It comes in lots of colors and is thin and doesn't get all tangled or fussy.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:39 PM
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I never thought of using double thread?!? So for me it is single thread of 100% cotton previously "dipped" in Thread Heaven. So far, everything holds.
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