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kate_mct
02:04 pm - Attaching a Binding to the FRONT of a Quilt by Hand
I'm considering making some quilted potholders from my mother, but since my never used sewing machine doesn't work, I'm going to have to do it by hand. I know how to finish off a quilt by hand but I can find NOTHING about attaching the binding to the front by hand. Every thing is about using a machine, which I can't do. How can I attach the binding to the front by hand? Should I just use a regular running stitch? I know there was a video on YouTube that showed how to do it but for the life of me, I can't find it.

Thanks in advance.

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From:spikesgirl58
Date:March 9th, 2014 06:32 pm (UTC)
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I do all my quilts by hand and I use a regularly running stitch for mine. It may not be traditional, but it does the trick and I can make it nearly invisible.
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From:kate_mct
Date:March 9th, 2014 06:47 pm (UTC)
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Okay, thank you! You have no idea how frustrating this has been :)
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From:elettaria
Date:March 9th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
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Make sure you put in a backstitch every few stitches, and you should be fine. In sew everything by hand too.
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From:spikesgirl58
Date:March 9th, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Anytime! There aren't many of us hand-stitch quilters around.
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From:kate_mct
Date:March 9th, 2014 09:28 pm (UTC)
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The odd thing is that I can find plenty of stuff on YouTube about hand piecing and hand finishing, but nothing on doing the front of the binding. *Shakes head*
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From:spikesgirl58
Date:March 9th, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC)
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We are lucky that we have a little quilting store around the corner and when I get flummoxed, I head over there for help.

It's weird what you can and can't find on YouTube.
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From:june_fairy
Date:March 9th, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC)
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sometime I use running stich too but I don't make them invisible: I use them as part of the quilt job and depending on how I'd like to finish it I can stich trough the sandwich or just front and batting .
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From:msminlr
Date:March 10th, 2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
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Toward the end of this is a description of how I do binding-attaching, including step by step photos. Hope this is helpful.

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