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    Super Member feffertim's Avatar
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    I watched a tutorial yesterday called 'ladder stitch for binding'. I was so impressed that I tried it today on a quilt I was finishing up and it is amazing. I never really liked the look of my hand stitched binding on the back of my quilt, but this tip is fabulous. Please watch it, you will be so glad you did. You need to scroll down to the second set of pictures to really understand the concept, but it is so easy to do.

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    Is there a link?

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    hmmmm .. any chance you can post the link.. ?

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    this is what I use & I agree - easy is as easy does

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    This is how I was taught many years ago by my grandma!! Old things do roll back around.:)

    This is the tute I found. Not sure if this is the one she was referring to but it shows how it is done.

    http://turningturning.com/tutorial-i...quilt-binding/

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    What is the link? I would love to check it out.

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    Thanks!

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    If you go to the home page, then to tutorials, you should find it, I think it's on the second page. I don't know how to send a link to a tute on this site

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    That's the only way I've ever done it...you mean there is another way?

    Diannia

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    That's the only way I have ever done hand stitching. Knowing how to do that got me a job repairing antique quilts. On totally utility quilts I do machine stitch along the fold line. :D

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    My grandma taught me this way. I love the tiny stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diannia
    That's the only way I've ever done it...you mean there is another way?

    Diannia
    :-DI actually enjoy this process :D

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    Ami Simms has a book how to do this for invisible applique. This is the way I was taught to hand sew for the thread not to show.

    Here is a video how to do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZovYFJZ5-jk

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    I was taught to hand stitch like this by my mother or grandmother - can't remember which one and have always used it.

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    No one ever told me how to do this. Thought I had found something new !! Who knew !!!

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    I knew if I stayed here all day I'd learn something new !!

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    Here is the link, just figured out how to do it http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-40083-1.htm

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    That is the way I do it,also.Taught myself,didn't know it was called "Ladder Stitch",I just try things until I find something that works for me. :roll:

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    I discovered that technique about 5 months ago - it works great - before that I didn't even hand sew but this seems to work for the back of my binding.

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    I must practice this, my stitches wind up looking like the whip stitch. Thank you.

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    This looks like the blind stitch that I do on my binding. So easy to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    Quote Originally Posted by Diannia
    That's the only way I've ever done it...you mean there is another way?

    Diannia
    :-DI actually enjoy this process :D
    That's too funny. I used to use that all the time in my apparel sewing. Guess I forgot about it. Need to pull that out of the old memory bank for when I need to hand sew something. With my arthritis I don't do any more hand sewing than I have to.

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    Oh wow, this is how I sew my bindings.... I was taught this method many years ago.... I just forgot what it was called.

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    I've used this stitch "Ladder
    Stitch" for years when applying binding, but didn't know what it was called. My tip for this binding stitch is to use a needle that is just the proper length of the stitch you are making. If you use a longer needle the stitch is more difficult to control.

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