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Old 11-07-2019, 07:11 AM
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Are there any tricks to getting the sewing line straight on the back of the quilt when machine sewing binding on? Just practice? I use the flange method sometimes and I feel like that is better. Not that big of a deal, but I must admit I have a hard time seeing a crooked sewing line like I was sipping my wine as I was putting my binding on.
 
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I have been quilting for years and the wandering sewing line for machine bindings really bug me for the reason you stated. If I am doing a machine binding, I am only happy with the flange method. If you match the thread colour to the backing, it is almost invisible.
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:39 AM
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I've given up on getting a straight line on the back when machine binding. The solution for me is to use a serpentine stitch. I sew fairly close to the binding seam on the front so that the stitching for the seam is not visible under the binding on the back.
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:44 AM
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It’s not a crooked sewing line - it’s a design feature! (Or so I tell myself).
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:50 AM
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I hand sew my bindings, but if I wanted to machine stitch it, I would try a decorative stitch, probably serpentine.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:02 PM
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I have a friend who sews all her bindings on by machine. She actually glues them down evenly on the back. Then goes very slow on the front. If there's a flange at least it's consistent.
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well i fold my binding over to the back and pin it with a straight pin through the front, putting pin long ways along the binding. check with fingers or looking and pin, pin, pin. then sew removing the pins as i go. that helps a great deal and don't miss any spots.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:43 AM
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The fat quarter shop has several videos on all subjects, including binding, that are really helpful. I'm a little hesitant to give specific advice since my binding is, shall we say, less that perfect. I've been told to be sure it's cut square to begin with and to pull the binding evenly, not tighter in some spots. Someone also mentioned to try folding the quilt in half and seeing if the corners and sides matched up.
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Here's the link for machine binding:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgaXP6kd8bc
I think the trick is in how you trim the edges after quilting.
They also have one for hand binding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k63ZGAS2Xo
Hope this helps!!

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Old 11-08-2019, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Claire123 View Post
Here's the link for machine binding:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgaXP6kd8bc
I think the trick is in how you trim the edges after quilting.
They also have one for hand binding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k63ZGAS2Xo
Hope this helps!!
thanks for sharing
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