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Why do the binding by hand?

Old 05-02-2011, 05:49 AM
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I have always done mine by machine. When I am that far in the game I want it over & done with. I think it makes them sturder. (JMO) My hands can't take that much hand sewing anymore any way.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by sew4fun
Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
for me it is a personal opinion. I do not like the look of it done on machine (probably because I am not good at it therefore the ONE quilt I did to looked crappy). Others don't mind the look or even LIKE the look! I don't, thats why I take the time (although I hate doing it) to finish my quilts with a hand stitched binding! I have seen BEAUTIFUL QUILTS, turned them over and they had machine stitched binding, I didn't love the quilt any less!
I agree with you, it is just a personal opinion. I hand stitch mine but don't hate doing it unless I am on a time constraint. And yes the quilts that have machine stitched binding are beautiful as well.
I agree.I just can't hand stitch and it look good.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:57 AM
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I like the look better with it done when it's done by hand.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:58 AM
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I machine stitch what ever I can. That includes the binding. I usually sew to the front, flip it over, press well and stitch in the ditch. I have a SID foot that works wonderfully for this.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:58 AM
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I prefer the hand stitching also, but I have found that when I FM quilt I have the tendency to machine sew my bindings. When I hand quilt I hand stitch my binding, just my personal preference!
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:04 AM
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I do machine bindings all of the time. If I had to do them by hand they would never get done. Now..all that said, it did take me awhile to learn to do a good job on the machine (just like everything else, takes practice).
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:12 AM
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This is for those who use the glue method what kind of glue do you use and do you have to wash it out after?
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:13 AM
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Finishing bindings is the only handwork I do and I find it fun and relaxing to do that in front of the TV.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:24 AM
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I enjoy hand stitching and it gives me something to do in the same room as my husband while he watches tv.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:29 AM
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Handing stitching is very relaxing and I do not like the look of machine stitched binding. Even Eleanor Burn's machine stitched binding does not met my quality control standards. To each her own!
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