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Old 03-03-2011, 08:22 AM
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2 1/2"
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:24 AM
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Depends on what kind of batting but the standard I mostly use is 2 1/2". :)
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Holice
The cut width depends on the width of your seam. for a folded binding start with 6 times the width of your seam and adjust accordingly. However that formulae doesn't take into donsideration the folds of the binding both when you fold it initially and the fold to the back. Since most of my quilts have a 3/8" seam allowance I cut 2.5".
I agree that the width should be determined by the size finished binding you want. Like Holice, I start with my finished width but then I multiply by 7 for a handstitched seam. Since I don't do handstitching very much but do almost all bindings totally by machine, I multiply my finished binding width by 7 then add 3/8th to give me enough extra to do that machine stitching.

As Holice and others have said, practice different ways and decide what works best for you.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:05 AM
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It's really personal preference! I belonged to a smallish guild that had speakers two months in a row. The first one told us she cuts her binding 1 3/4ths and gave her reasons. The next month the speaker said she cut hers at 3 inches and gave her reasons. Do what looks good to you!
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
The first one told us she cuts her binding 1 3/4ths and gave her reasons.
Was that for French double-fold binding? Because that seems really, really tight.
Do you remember what her reasons were? Just curious.

Edited to add "French" - I was thinking it but apparently didn't type it. :roll:
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by MTS
Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
The first one told us she cuts her binding 1 3/4ths and gave her reasons.
Was that for double-fold binding? Because that seems really, really tight.
Do you remember what her reasons were? Just curious.
It was for French fold binding which is the name of what you're calling double fold binding. I don't remember what her reasons were.

Double fold binding is still only one layer thick. It just means both raw edges are folded to the center. Single fold binding means one raw edge is folded to the center.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:23 AM
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Anywhere from 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 depending on how wide I want the finished binding to be. I personally tend to like them wider.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:32 PM
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I cut 2 1/4 if I'm going to stitch it onto the front and hand-sew it to the back. I cut 2 1/2 if I'm going to wrap to the front and do a decorative stitch.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:18 PM
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:53 PM
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I cut it 2.5 and fold in half. My binding is always wider on the back, but that's how I want it. I sew with 1/4" seam on the front.
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