I made binding for a quilt, and accidentally cut the last strip 2" rather than the 2.25" I'd intended. I then cut all the other strips down knowing I could make that work for my quilt. Now I've found a flannel I want to use for the backing. Question: Can I make a 2" binding work if I back my quilt with flannel?
I think k it's going to be close. If you sew a scant quarter ing hen you sew the binding on, it may work. If you hand stitch to the back, you may have to trim a bit of the batting to make it. That's just my opinion.
Diana in East TN
kathi, don't double it. then you will have plenty. double bindings last longer, but single bindings last quite a while.
gini in north idaho
No matter what size binding I use I stitch a few inches, stop, fold over to back and see if I have to make any width adjustments before I carry on. You need to be your own judge.
For those gals that were at Oregon retreat the bindings on the mug rugs were 2" and on some of the mug rugs there was plenty of fabric on the back side. On others, not so much. The extra bit of thickness from the flannel would make it a bit harder. The only area I found difficult was the section where the binding ends were joined. As a result of this exercise on roughly 60 mug rugs binding on anything else is a cinch. That adage 'Practice makes perfect' is so true in this case.
I have never worked with anything but the double binding. I'll look into that further. Thanks Gini.
I think gini has a good idea.
Quilting My Rainbow
You should be ok if you trim your batting back after sewing on binding . Sew with a scant quarter inch seam and use a small stitch for extra strength.
Good idea, Flo ~ thanks, I'm going to try that on a practice piece.
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