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hand stitching bindings

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hand stitching bindings

Post by rosebud3 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:07 am

Good morning everyone. I am hand stitching a binding down on a quilt for the first time and would like your opinions on what the best stitch or technique to use is. Thanks


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Re: hand stitching bindings

Post by Marilynsgrammy » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:55 am

hi MaryRose...

I use a blind hem stitch.. you can't see it and it holds wonderfully.


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Re: hand stitching bindings

Post by Susie » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:25 pm

I do the same as Chriss....blind hem stitch.

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Re: hand stitching bindings

Post by DouceFleur1 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:48 am

I do the same too!

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Re: hand stitching bindings

Post by FlorenceM » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:50 am

I also use the blind hem stitch but match the thread to your binding. It will also help hide stitch, and go into the fold of your binding.

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Re: hand stitching bindings

Post by purrfect-lady » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:29 am

I use a small slip stitch, matching thread to binding. Is a slip stitch the same as a blind hem? I also use only a few clips - maybe 3 or 4 - that are like hair barrettes. Then I just move them along as I progress.

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Re: hand stitching bindings

Post by cindyg » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:21 am

I use the blind hem stitch with matching thread and only one strand. I use Aurifil 50 wt. thread if I have it in a matching color. My stitches are no more than 1/8" apart. I'm probably a little late with this. Oh, I glue baste and press the binding down to dry the glue using Roxanne or Elmer's wash out glue so I don't have to use any clips or pins when hand stitching my binding. Sharon Shamber has a youtube video of this method.

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