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Thread: Sewing on Binging. Help please!

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    Sewing on Binging. Help please!

    What is the best way to sew the binding to the back of a quilt?
    I've machine stitched it to the front, but I'm afraid to do that on the back and screw up the way it looks on the front. If I hand stitch it to the back, will that be sercure enough? This quilt is going to a baby boy and I want it to hold up to a lot of love.

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    use small even tight stitches on the back and you will be ok.

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    I like to hand stitch my binding to the back. I use a single strand of strong thread and keep my invisible stitching between 1/8 and 1/4 inch apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I like to hand stitch my binding to the back. I use a single strand of strong thread and keep my invisible stitching between 1/8 and 1/4 inch apart.
    I prefer to sew my binding on the back by hand. I use a double strand ofCoats & Clark Dual Duty XP in a matching color and use tiny stitches using either a whip stitch or a ladder stitch, whichever strikes my fancy at the moment!

    here is a pictorial tutorial for the ladder stitch. http://turningturning.com/tutorial-i...quilt-binding/
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    I used to hand sew bindings to the back using just a single strand of thread. I did a simple overhand stitch. It always held up just fine.

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    I've sewn all my bindings on the back by hand. Use a good non-stretchy thread and it will be fine.

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    I always hand stitch on the back. If you want to some of the ladies sew it on the back and the machine from front with stitches where they want. Some are very good and only clip other tend to tack round first to position correctly.
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    I machine stitched the last quilt I made to the front. I like it. Be sure to use your walking foot if you do it this way.

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    I hand stitch the back and have never had any problems with them

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    I like to machine stitch my binding on. I use a decorative stitch. I have tried hand sewing and just do not enjoy that process. I do like the look of both ways. Many people enjoy hand stitching. I also have done both sew to the back and also front - both look fine.

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    I've done it both ways and all have held up. Hand-sewing is quite relaxing while you're watching tv - just use one of the hidden stitches like a ladder stitch or narrow blanket stitch and it will be just fine.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    for my 'better' quilts, i hand stitch to the back. for utility quilts, i machine stitch to the back first, then machine stitch to the front.
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    I machine stitch to the front, press and turn to the back - set with a little washable glue so that it covers the stitching - then stitch in the ditch on the front. I catch most of the back, but often have to "fix" a few little spots.

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    Me too!!! Love the hand finish work!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I like to hand stitch my binding to the back. I use a single strand of strong thread and keep my invisible stitching between 1/8 and 1/4 inch apart.
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    I hand stitch the back, usually with one thread; sometimes with two. About every inch, I take an extra stitch and "knot" the thread. It still doesn't show, but would stop any break. And the fabric on the binding wore out on one quilt, but the stitching was still intact.
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    I always hand sew the binding on the back using the ladder stitch. One day I may be brave enough to try machine stitching the binding to the back first and then machine stitching the front.

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