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  • binding by machine

    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. jerseyjude
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by pajsmith@bright.net on Fri, Mar 16 2012
  • Attaching binding strips together.

    I used to have so much trouble laying them together at an angle (right sides facing of course) and getting them to stay put so I could sew on the diagonal. Pinning just wasn't working for me. My Aunt suggested glue stick. I place them together first then lift up the top fabric corner and just do...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Mike Pearson on Wed, Feb 29 2012
  • Re: Binding! By machine or by Hand?

    Spudgrandma, I've just been reading this thread and decided to just suggest an alternative. Try this technique I've learned from Atkinson Designs patterns. Plan a double fold binding that is larger than usual - 2-1/2 inces, double folded makes a 1-1/4 inch binding. Sew on by machine using 1/4"...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Pamela on Fri, Feb 10 2012
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