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    2 1/4, 2 1/5 or 3". Depends on the size of the quilt.

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    I cut mine at 2 1/4" wide fold in half & press.

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    2-1/2

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    Most of the time I cut it 2 1/2 inches fold in half and press .

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    I used to cut them 2 1/2" because that's what I was taught to do, but there was too much overhang on the back side, so I cut it 2 1/4" now.

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    On most of my quilts I prefer a 5/16 inch finished binding, and cut them at 2.5 inches.

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    I make mostly charity quilts and use fluffy poly batting. I use 3.5" piece of fabric which makes kind of a wide binding. I also sew the charity quilts ones on by machine.

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    When I first started quilting it was 2 1/2 to 3, now it's
    2 1/4".

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    I use a flat two inches for double fold binding. I like a very narrow binding, though. I've tried 1 3/4" but that is just a little too narrow to be workable.

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    I cut 2 1/2" and fold over to make it double. Machine stitch onto the top side of the quilt with 1/4" seam. Turn under, and slip stitch by hand on the back. I also miter the corners.

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    I prefer single fold binding so I usually cut anywhere from 1.5 to 2 inches. If I'm doing French Fold Binding, I use about 2.5-3"

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    It depends on a couple of things:
    1. The size of the project. For small projects I prefer 2.25 but for a large quilt probably 2.5.
    2. The amount of fabric I have to bind. Sometimes it has to be narrower in order to use the color I want without another trip to the store.

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    2 1/2 inches.

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    2 1/2 unless it is a small quilt. then 2.

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    Mine is always 2-1/4", but batting thicknesses would have to be considered I think. I mostly use Warm and Natural.

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    2.5, works great for me.

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    I actually cut it 2 3/4" sometimes and move my needle 1 stop to make a wider 1/4" seam. The finished binding is the same width. I did it a couple times to hide my oops on the edge and liked it a lot so I've done it that way a few times now. I still use 2 1/2" sometimes, but never narrower.

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    I cut at 2.5" and fold in half. I Sew it onto the front by machine using a 1/4" foot and whip it down on the back by hand. I enjoy hand work and I love the clean look of the binding with no visible stitching:-)

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    I cut my binding 2 3/4 inches wide, press in half.
    Machine stitch to the front with my walking foot,
    turn and hand stitch to the back.

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    2 1/2" - also fold to make it double.

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    I always thought a 1/4 inch was a 1/4 inch. Didn't know there were different sizes of 1/4 inch.
    Quote Originally Posted by laralea
    I actually cut it 2 3/4" sometimes and move my needle 1 stop to make a wider 1/4" seam. The finished binding is the same width. I did it a couple times to hide my oops on the edge and liked it a lot so I've done it that way a few times now. I still use 2 1/2" sometimes, but never narrower.

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    me too unless I use a fluffy batting for some of the Linus quilts I do.
    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    2 & 1/4"; then folded

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    I moved the needle 1 position to the left - guess I should measure it for exactness when I try to explain it. I think of it as the opposite of 'scant' for which I move the needle 1 position to the right.

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    2.25" ~~

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    I cut it two and a half inches

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