I usually secure the back of my binding by hand, but if I'm in a hurry or it's a child's quilt that will get a lot of handling, I use a decorative stitch from the top. The wider stitch is more likely to catch the back and if it's not perfectly straight I doesn't show.
I've done all of my bindings by hand so far. May try a machine binding at some point. It would work great on children's quilts. I'll have to keep the wider stitch in mind.
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I sew my bindings by machine most of the time. I usually just use a straight stitch.
Hi jerseyjude, welcome to the group
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