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- Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:46 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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- Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:46 pm
I use a blind hem stitch.. you can't see it and it holds wonderfully.
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- Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:52 am
I do the same as Chriss....blind hem stitch.
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- Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:47 am
I do the same too!
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- Joined: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:22 pm
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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- Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:01 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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- Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:04 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.