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Old 05-13-2016, 04:55 AM
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I'd like to sew on my quilt bindings on by machine instead of by hand. Having trouble using the "Search" to find info. Any help would be appreciate.
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Old 05-13-2016, 04:58 AM
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There is a great one by McCall's magazine that is called flange so that your top stitching won't show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcF_FIFeStY
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Old 05-13-2016, 04:59 AM
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try this with a flat felt foot

https://awomanaday.com/2013/01/17/ha...nding-edition/

or this:

http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2009/...-tutorial.html

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This is my favorite method:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...g-t200207.html
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:29 AM
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I just recently started using the method PaperPrincess linked to. If you press the other way it looks like piping instead of flange due to the seam allowance filling up that area! Here is a close up of a recent quilt I did that way:
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I just do it the traditional way by sewing the binding to the back of the quilt, flipping the binding around the raw edges to the front of the quilt, then sew the binding down from the front side of the quilt. The only tip I have is to cut the binding strips 2 1/4" wide rather than the traditional 2 1/2" wide. I find the stritching line on the backside of my quilt looks much neater and comes much closer to hitting the seam line with the more narrow binding strip. It also makes your binding fuller.
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I always do a machine sewn binding. Sew the binding to the back of the quilt and flip it to the front. Practice a lot.
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I attach all my bindings by machine because the arthritis in my hands makes it impossible to do otherwise. I use Melanie Rudy's method, but it does take a bit of practice. I find that a 2 1/4" strip (folded in half) makes a more even (front vs. back) binding that a typical 2 1/2" used to when I stitched by hand. (I have no idea why - it just does.)
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:29 PM
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Thank-you everyone. Not sure I want the piping look so I'm going to try attaching it to the back first & sewing it down on the front. Going to try it on a table runner before I tackle a big quilt. It sure is nice to come to this forum when in need. Quilters are great!
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I find that a 2 1/4" strip (folded in half) makes a more even (front vs. back) binding that a typical 2 1/2" used to when I stitched by hand. (I have no idea why - it just does.)
I may try this as I have a lot of problems with the evenness as well. Thanks
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