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Thread: sewing on binding

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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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    Always use double thread. I think it stems from sewing chothing and wanting to make sure it holds up. :-D

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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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    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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    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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    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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    i use a single strand of hand quilting thread

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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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    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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    double

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathou
    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.
    I use a lot of Thread Heaven!

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    I do all mine on the machine too......with one of the decorative stitches....my hand sewing is NOT pretty.

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    I use a double thread run it through beeswax and do the blind stitch. But I want mine to last, not come off after the first washing!

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    I love Thread Heaven, too. Or beeswax.

    I sew the front on by machine, then turn it and sew it by hand to the back using a single strand of Bottom Line and a very small stitch.

    It usually takes several evenings to hand-finish the binding on the back, but I know it's on there to stay. :D I'm not very skilled at piecing and only intermediate in FMQ skills - but this is the one thing I do pretty well.

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    I do a single thread. I haven't had any problems and some of my quilts have been machine washed and dried quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    i use a single strand of hand quilting thread
    I ALSO use a single strand of quilting thread. It doesn't knot up as double regular thread does even with the stuff you run your thread thru so that it won't tangle...:lol:

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    I use single quilting thread

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    I use single thread with small stitches.

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    I use double thread and ladder stitches on the back, I think I saw that on a Sharon Schamber tutorial, but the ladder stitches disappear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marscrafter
    I use double thread and ladder stitches on the back, I think I saw that on a Sharon Schamber tutorial, but the ladder stitches disappear.
    I've seen the pictures of ladder stiitches, but just can't figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I use a double thread run it through beeswax and do the blind stitch. But I want mine to last, not come off after the first washing!
    Mine last with single thread. I use handquilting thread to sew it down with.

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    I use a single thread!

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    great idea

    Quote Originally Posted by marscrafter
    I use double thread and ladder stitches on the back, I think I saw that on a Sharon Schamber tutorial, but the ladder stitches disappear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    i use a single strand of hand quilting thread
    ditto

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