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Old 11-10-2008, 05:41 PM
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I am just starting to teach myself quilting and I was wondering after you attach the binding to the front what is the preferred method of handstitching the back?
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:04 PM
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The method I have seen in most books is a whip-stitch but I prefer a running stitch that matches or contrasts with the fabric. I poke the needle thru the top binding and the batting but not the back and then back up. It doesn't show on the back. That's just me. I know many prefer the whip-stitch.

Here is the whip-stitch:
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/vi...y-hand-215189/
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:11 PM
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I prefer a blindstitch. I do not like my thread to show at all on the back. Here is a video to show you how.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM-Fd...eature=related
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:20 PM
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I also do a blind stitch. I take itty bitty little stitches as I hate for any of it to show on either side!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:27 PM
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I use the blind stitch as well so the stitching doesn't show.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:06 AM
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Blind stitch here, too. You could try out several stitches on a sample joining two pieces of scrap together to see which you like best for your own quilts. Some of the other stitches used are ladder stitch, slip stitch, catch stitch and hem stitch.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:48 AM
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I use a blind stitch...and its not a silly question :lol:
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:13 AM
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Thanks so much :-) I guess it is time to learn a blind stitch.......
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:32 AM
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For quilts that are going to be heavily used especially by children I machine stitch.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:17 AM
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Well, thanks for asking your silly question. This was one I hadn't asked yet, but planned to. Thanks for all of the info I got from it!
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