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Kathi posted on Thu, Oct 24 2013 11:22 AM

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?  

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Diana replied on Thu, Oct 24 2013 1:18 PM

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.

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gini replied on Thu, Oct 24 2013 4:11 PM

kathi, don't double it.  then you will have plenty.   double bindings last longer, but single bindings last quite a while. 

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Agnes replied on Thu, Oct 24 2013 6:45 PM

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.

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Kathi replied on Thu, Oct 24 2013 7:39 PM

I have never worked with anything but the double binding.   I'll look into that further.  Thanks Gini.

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ls2116 replied on Thu, Oct 24 2013 9:07 PM

I think gini has a good idea.

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Flo replied on Thu, Oct 24 2013 9:14 PM

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.

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Kathi replied on Thu, Oct 24 2013 9:34 PM

Good idea, Flo ~ thanks, I'm going to try that on a practice piece.

 

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Flo replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 4:42 PM

You're welcome.  That is why we are all here...to help each other.

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