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Old 03-21-2019, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by copycat View Post
Thank you Tartan for posting the binding cheat. I am facing this challenge right now.

I want my binding to be 2 and 1/2 in. double fold. Would it be correct to cut the binding I want at 1 and 3/4 inches?
and the scrap fabric 1 and 1/4 inches? Thank you again!
Yes that will work and how do I know? I took a piece of graph paper, cut it to the 1 and 3/4 measurement and another piece at 1 and 1/4 and sewed them together at the machine for 2 and 1/2.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:45 AM
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Great tip...thanks Tartan. I’ll be sure to try this.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:55 AM
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Brilliant! I never would have thought of that.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:05 AM
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great tip to determine width
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:10 AM
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Great tip. Thinking if you want the piping look, these measurements might work also, just fold the opposite way.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:37 AM
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thanks for the tip. seems I am always running short
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
It could be if the scrap fabric was sewn so it showed on the top. But Tartan is using the other fabric for her 'good' side and the scrap is just extending the width of the fabric,.
I have done it both ways. If you use the wider fabric of some coordinating fabric, then let it show as a flange. Black, red, white and such works well here.
But if you have enough of the good fabric to make that 1 1/2 inch, then the 1 1/4 piece can be any trash fabric. It won't show.
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:58 AM
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Thumbs up Thanks for the graph paper idea as well!

Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
Yes that will work and how do I know? I took a piece of graph paper, cut it to the 1 and 3/4 measurement and another piece at 1 and 1/4 and sewed them together at the machine for 2 and 1/2.
You are full of wonderful tips Tartan! I appreciate your help. I was going to do a test with fabric today but your graph paper test was a better way go.
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Old 03-22-2019, 03:56 AM
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Good reminder. Charisma has a tutorial on here called flange binding. Same idea. Works great
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Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
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