Friday, April 29, 2011

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129 comments:

  1. I use a lot of everything for binding. I have a lot of stripes as of late. I'll usually see how in love I am in love with the binding once I get it prepped and ready, since I'm not usually a great judge in yardage.

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  2. First time ever I am first,can I still win? I love all these prizes. The book looks wonderful, I have some nephews that would love this fabric for a quilt. I love using stripes on a bias for my bindings. Sometimes a scrappy one will do if I have enough pieces left over. Terrific question. Thanks to the sponsors and you too Samm.
    Karen kpearec at comcast dot net

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  3. I cut my binding 2 1/2". I usually just use whatever I have or something that I used in the quilt. I like the look of dots and stripes but haven't ever used them. I need to get some fabric and give it a try.

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  4. For my bindings I generally use 2 1/2" strips of the one or more fabrics that are in the quilt.

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  5. I also cut my binding 2 1/2". I sometimes use the same fabric as the last border or I use one of the other fabrics in the quilt. I've never used stripey fabric but love the look of stripey binding.

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  6. Oh I am a follower too on reader, and how am I not first now hahaha, wow, you girls are faster than fast.
    karen

    p.s I use 2.5 inches I like a skinny binding

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  7. I usually do a double fold binding in a solid color that coordinates with my quilt. I'm looking forward to trying out something different in future projects, I'm thinking small polka dots or thin stripes.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I have bound a whole 3 quilts, all 2.5 inch double fold, 1 bias, 2 regular. I have no actual opinion on the matter of which of these I prefer yet. I really like a stripey binding but it really depends on the feel of the quilt.
    Thanks sponsors and M.S.!

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  9. WHat a wonderful give away for the end of the month. I am a follower - thank you MSamm and also to the contributors - Martingale & Co, Riley Blake, Presensia, and ElMolino.

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  10. I'm new to binding quilts - I've used pre-made and made my own wide binding, I like the look of homemade the best, but cutting on the bias is a pain!

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  11. I follow you using my Google Reader. I've only actually finished a few things, but they have all had solid color 2 or 3 inch binding that matched some of the fabric in the quilt. Wait, that table runner probably had 1.5 inch since the whole thing was small. I am planning a multicolored binding for the top that I should finish up tomorrow for my son, but it is still one fabric, just a print instead of solid.
    Thanks for the chance at those great prizes.

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  12. Great giveaway! I use 2 1/2 inch binding folded, and always hand sew to finish. I have always used a fabric from that is in the quilt I'm working on. On some table runners, I've used the same as the backing. On some baby quilts I've used stripes and polka dots. Really like how they look too. I have a Christmas one ready to work on that will be stripey! Have a great weekend.

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  13. The quilt dictates the binding. I use a 2" double fold binding if I am using an ultra-thin batt (and all wallhangings)-otherwise I use a 2 1/4". A 2.5" if high loft. I really like the look of a dot or bias stripe, but if I want the binding to be a final 'framing' look I stay with a solid. And I always hand stitch bindings to the back. I've only done 1 by machine to the front because that is what the charity wanted.

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  14. I pretty much always use 2.5 inch strips, folded. I try to use a fabric that's in the quilt, but sometimes I'll just use a tonal that matches.

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  15. Thanks to the great sponsors for this yummy giveaway!
    I cut my binding 2 1/2" wide and sew doubled (french) binding on one side and ALWAYS hand sew the second side. I have never yet seen machine-sewn binding that looks as nice and I do love the tranquility of handwork. I have been doing a lot of bias striped bindings lately, but am drawn toward plaid and polka dot bindings too.

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  16. I'd love to win that second prize. Fabric is something not that easy to come by in this part of the world (the fq's I mean).

    I follow you on GFC.

    I use 4 inch wide fabric for the binding and generally in a plain color. I am tempted to try the polka dots the next time.

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  17. I love the look of stripes, but have not used them!! I use fabric to match the border, cut 2 1/4 inches.. haven't tried bias yet either.

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  18. I follow you on google for months now. Love this blog and your giveaways are always something I would like. Today no exception. 2 of my friends have won from you and they say there is always more than what you show. So that is why I would love to win too. I love 2 1/4 binding and I always do mine in stripes or dots. Love black and white dots. Thanks for all you do and your great sponsors Madame. Yours truly Darlene dholdeb@yahoo.com

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  19. I cut my binding depending on the project, but the width is normally 2.5 inches then folded. I machine stitch my binding front and back. I like the look of a srappy binding, but I'll do just one fabric as well. It really depends on the project or what I'm feeling.

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  20. I am a follower. Love the blog!

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  21. I've been following through my Google Reader for ages now!

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  22. I use scraps, on the bias, down the length strips ranging from 2 - 2.5" depending on how wide I like the binding to look. I aways have a full binding though (leave 1/4" wadding to fill binding so it is not hollow) Thanks for great giveaways. Looking forward to new banner for May.

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  23. I cut my binding 2.5. I like dots right now! I'm hoping to branch out to stripes soon! :)

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  24. I am a follower~! I use 2.5 inch bindings. I love the look of striped fabric for bindings. I often use scrappy bindings if the quilt calls for them. I always machine sew my bindings to the back, flip and top stitch on the front.

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  25. You always have the best giveawys! I usually a solid for binding to let the other fabrics sing and always 2 1/2 iches.

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  26. I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance

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  27. Because you asked :) ... I really like using dots or stripes for my binding ... something of interest to finish off the edge of the quilt. If I have to cut the binding myself, I usually cut 2 1/4 inch strips to save material. If I can, I would also use 2 1/2 inch pre-cut strips to save time. Thank you most profusely for the generosity of the giveaway!!

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  28. I make my own double fold binding and use a little tool to help make the mitred borders. I like to have slightly a darker colour to the binding that sort of frames what I'm binding. The colour and patterns are totally dependent on what the project looks like, so I can't say that I always use dots or stripes etc...

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  29. I'm a follower.

    I use 2 1/4" binding - I like stripes on the bias when I can work it in. I also like scrappy bindings.

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  30. I have only bound 2 quilts so far. I used straight 2.5 inch strips. My first was bound with a print and the second a marble. :) I can't wait to finish the next one!

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  31. WoW Weeeeee! ! !
    What a wonderful giveaway. I AM a FoLlOWeR! For straight edges I cut 2 1/2 inch strips (pieced on the diagonal) to make more than the length I need...lol. If the quilt is a small one with odd edges or curved edges I cut bias strips - makes it easy on the curves...lol! The choices of fabrics for quilt bindings varies and I'm not a stranger to making a lovely colorful quilt and using black and white stripes or polka dot fabric to bind it. Sometimes I don't want the quilt design to end so I use the background fabric to bind it. Stripes, polka dots, dyed, appliqued fabrics - all good choices!!!
    hugz

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  32. What a wonderful giveaway! Love our sponsors. The book looks like it has some wonderful ideas. And the fabric and thread is wonderful too. So much goodness!!!! I use 2.5 inch strips for my binding. I use a scrappy binding if I only have scraps left. I think they add a lot of interest to a quilt. Strips look great too, but I don't buy a lot of striped fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!! Hugs Ariane

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  33. I use 2 1/2 inches wide, doubled over. I usually join with angled seams, but sometimes I do straight seams, for items that won't get much wear, or if I'm short on a certain fabric I want to use. I have done binding with one fabric, or scrappy with a bunch of fabrics. I just find a fabric that looks good with the top and back and go for it.

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  34. What a lovely giveaway and someone will be just as happy as I was when I won Kathy Tracy's book a few weeks ago. I received it last Saturday and loved it. Just wanted you to know. SO, I'm commenting but not entering. :-) Best of luck to the lucky winner!

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  35. What a great givesway! I am a follower.

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  36. I use 2.5 inches folded in half. I am still learning to do binding so as yet I have not made one that looks even all the way around on both sides.

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  37. What a gorgeous giveaway, as a mother of two sons, this would be wonderful
    I am a follower

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  38. I'm a follower already, my favourite binding is 2 1/2" wide, and doubled over, I join the strips with 45degree seams, lately I'm liking the look of striped bindings. If it is for a special quilt then I use a bias binding.

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  39. I usually use a 21/2" binding, using whatever ties in with the quilt I'm making.

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  40. Oooooohhhh, what a loverly bunch of prizes! I usually use a 2 1/2 inch binding, double fold, and always handstich. The pattern depends on the quilt itself...if it's a highly patterned quilt, the binding will be a solid. If the quilt is not as busy, I like stripes, but I have been known to use a polka dot when I felt like it worked better. It just depends, ya know??

    Dot
    dminshall67 at yahoo dot com

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  41. You betcha I'm a follower, too!

    Dot
    dminshall67 at yahoo dot com

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  42. Great give away, thanks so much! I am a follower!

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  43. I'm so following you...can't you hear my child in the background screaming through the fabric store?

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  44. For bindings, mmh... Often i try to give the quilts a little accent with a ineresting binding like scrappy, dotty, stripes or a bold colour. But sometimes it has just to be like a part of the quilt and blending in. Normally I use 2,5" stripes and do it just straight.
    Have a great day!

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  45. As for binding...I've just done two quilts but I've done the binding at 2 1/2 inches wide, which never seems to work just right, may have to increase to 3" on my next one...I like to try and go with the quilt...my first quilt was pink, black, ivory and silver and the binding fabric was "grease" and it was black and pink...my second quilt was colors of gray and pink and my aunt really likes pink so it was a pretty pink/grey flourish...she was also born on St. Patty's day so there was a little patch of green shamrock fabric in the binding in one place...can I just tell you 1. sorry for the novel and 2. I want that fat quarter bundle!! I love All Star 2!!

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  46. For binding I usually use pre-made ones in plain colours, not much choice around here or I transform ribbons. I'm a self taught sewer so any tipps is welcome :-) thanks a million
    Jess

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  47. I'm your follower and forever will, now crossing fingers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  48. For my bindings I generally use 2 1/2" strips, generally the predominant color I used in the quilt

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  49. I'm a follower. AWESOME giveaway! Threads I've never even heard of!

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  50. My bindings are usually 2.5" making a long length to go around the quilt. Sometimes on a bright quilt I will join short lengths together to make a multi colour binding. I'm already a follower - love the blog.

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  51. First off ... let me say "binding" (singular). Yep, I've made one quilt so far and I used a bright mottled fuschia (an Art Gallery fabric) on a mostly turquoise, fuschia, lime green, and navy quilt. I hope to try dots and stripes but I'm sure I'll make intuitive choices as I go along.

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  52. I'm a follower. It's very different what I use for binding - it depends on the quilt.

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  53. Wow thank you to the very kind sponsors for the wonderful items !!!
    Im a follower.
    The last item i bound i used a 2.5" Black binding as it showed the quilt off well :)
    Good luck to all xxx

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  54. I have started using the leftovers of my quilt fabric and making a scrappy binding. There is no doubt as to whether it would match and I am using up fabric as well...

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  55. I was thinking I was seeing doble, you confused me, lol just saying :P
    Melba
    melbaks(@)yahoo.com

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  56. For binding I like to take the left overs from the top. I cut 2" bias an fold in half. First I sew the open edges by machine an the quilt and the finish "must" be by hand.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  57. Yup, I'm a follower! I cut binding 2-1/4" - like it nice and tight...I use whatever fabric or pattern the quilt is "asking" for. If it's a scrappy quilt, I might use a variety of fabrics; kids' quilts are bright and cheery with dots, stripes, whatever works. I've even used flannel so that even my chin has a soft place!

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  58. I follow you for a while now and I must say that I never miss one post.
    Roos

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  59. My bindings are mostly 4 cm wide and I try to match them with the quilt.
    Roos

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  60. I'm already a follower, I just love this blog!!! My bindings are usually 2.5" making a long length to go around the quilt.

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  61. I enjoy getting your post by mail each day. It means I can read it offline - again and again! Keep up the good work.

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  62. I am new follower - I did it - for the first time. At least - I hope I did... Not very good with computers:-( But this blog I follow for a long time via Bookmark menu in my browser:-)

    My bindings - it is always big challenge for me. I usually cut 7 cm wide strips corresponding or contrasting fabric and sew it folded in half on machine on top, and hand-stitch on back. I love cross-striped binding, if it fits to the quilt.

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  63. I am a follower and for binding I usually cut my fabric 2 1/4" wide if I am using a regular batting. If I have a high loft batt I might make it 21/2". I use my regular 1/4" foot to attach the binding and always make my own-wof-and miter my pieces.
    I love that someone realizes that boys need quilts too.

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  64. I would love to be a follower: I already subscribe to your blog does that count?
    For my binding I use 2 1/2" strips joined together on the diagonal and when I want to have funnnnn I cut scraps of rectangles and peice those together . I have to admit my favorite are the scrappy borders as I think they add a lot to the quilt! I too am glad you are offereing fabric for boys. boys are sooooooo difficult to make things for. The girls are super simple but boys can be hard.

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  65. Lovely prizes! I use 2 1/2 " binding, both contrasting, similar to border or scrappy. My favorite is stripes however. But I always seem to run out of them.

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  66. I usually use 2.25, but will use 2.5 if I have them cut

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  67. I vary my binding width depending on the project. Most often it's 2 inches. I do single thickness. Fabrics usually contrast to add one last pop of color.

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  68. Good morning Madam Sam. I am a follower. When I bind my quilts I like to use 2.5 inch strips of fabric. Sometimes they are matching and other a nice contrast.I do like stripes when they wrap around like a barbers pole ( cut on the bias ). I have tried to do the binding all by machine twice and I think it is okay but will but on by machine and finish by hand more often. Sew I would like to say thank you for the guest bloggers and all the tips that you all have shared.

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  69. I cut my binding 2 1/4". I am a follower - love your blog!

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  70. I am a follower, love the blog :0)
    I use 2 1/2" of usually the backing fabric but I've only made a couple of quilts so far.

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  71. Binding... i am sparatic.. anywhere from 1/34 to 2 1/2... usually something i used in the quilt... sometimes a solid. i hate lines... i dont like the way they look... i can be too anal! ha!

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  72. I am a follower!! I love getting your emails everyday!!

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  73. I bind my quilts with a 2.5" strip (because I need the extra room to give ;) And try to use fabric that coordinates with the body of the quilt.

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  74. I am a follower and enjoy your blog very much! And I also use 2.5" strips to bind my quilts. Happy weekend!

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  75. I am a follower....I cut my binding strips 2-1/4". I like a darker binding most of the time - it defines the quilt for me. I do like a scrappy binding and am always excited when I find enough binding already made and leftover from another project when I"m trying to whip up a small gift. I learned how to make a no-bump finished binding from a tutorial on Moda Bakeshop - the pictures are terrific and easy to follow. Thanks for your continued generosity and inspiration! Piece....

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  76. loyal follower, thanks for the great giveaway!

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  77. I've been a follower for a long time. Love your blog and have gotten so much helpful advice.
    I cut my binding strips 2.5 inches and use whatever speaks to me from the look of the quilt....it could be a fabric used in the quilt or a complete contrasting fabric.
    Liz
    ces2147@verizon.net

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  78. I have yet to bind my first quilt. Still working on the quilting part. :) But when I do it will be 2.5" precut matching fabric that I will attempt to machine bind. Not one for hand stitching. ;)
    Thank you SO MUCH to our awesome sponsors!!!!

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  79. I cut my bindings 3" of something that I feel compliments or coordinates with the quilt.
    Sometimes it's leftover strips of the main pattern.

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  80. I have a few months quilting on you but I had not sewn since my daughter was little. Hopefully retirement will come my way at some point in the near future.

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  81. Just want to say I love your blog. I use a 2" wide bias strip to bind everything. As far as choice of fabrics - whatever the quilt seems to call for.

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  82. i would be delighted if i won these lovelies,very generous. 2 1\2", folded. sewn on by machine. use whatever seems right at the time, scrappy, matchy or not matchy. on my last quilt i used a cheddar solid, it was not used in the quilt and boy did it POP! when in doubt use cheddar!

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  83. oh forgot to mention, i follow, everyday. you are right there on my favorite bar.

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  84. My binding is 2 1/2". I seldom do bias bindings. And usually use some of the fabric in the quilt. I do love the look of spripes in bindings though!

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  85. I cut my bindings 2 1/2" using my GO cutter, and fold them first.

    I am a follower...thanks.

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  86. you asked about binding - have never used a bias cut binding - usually just the double french fold. I would like to play with some stripes sometime.

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  87. I'm a follower. Depending on the quilt I will either use 2 1/2 inch french fold or 1 3/4 single straight grain.

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  88. I am a loyal follower. I always use a double binding made with 2-1/2" strips in a coordinating fabric, though I sometimes use the same fabric as the backing. Just depends on what strikes me when I'm ready to bind the quilt. Thank you to all the sponsors for the giveaway products.

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  89. OK, guess I posted to the wrong post earlier. Here goes again.......

    I am already a follower.

    I use 2-1/2" wide bindings which a lot of the time are scraps from the fabrics used in the quilt. Also, I love using dotted fabric for bindings. Once in a while, I use a contrasting fabric. One thing I enjoy after the bindings are sewn on is to top stitch a decorative or curvy stitch in the middle of the binding strip to add more interest there.

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  90. I am an avid follower. Usually a 2-1/2 inch wide double binding, machine stitched on both sides. Love to use stripes cut on the bias as my binding. Great giveaway.

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  91. What a great gift-away. You have the best sponsors. I love the Riley Blake fabric, so nice and fresh for spring. I haven't tried the Presencia thread yet. Love the pillow, the Martindale book looks like it has some great ideas.
    I usually bind my quilts with a fabric that is the same as outer border, or one that matches a fabric within. Cut at 2 1/2 inches. Double fold, machine on front, then hand sewn on the back. It is the most relaxing way to " end" that quilts journey. A slow goodbye to a quilt, with thoughts of its recipient, a little bit of love in each stitch,

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  92. I am already a follower. Love your blog! I use a 2 1/2 inch binding, and the fabric color/style I use is either from the outter boarder, or a coordinating color within the quilt.

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  93. double French fold binding at 2.5 or 2.75 inches prefer to match the backing and have as few seams as possible. Machine stitch the front and hand sew the back.

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  94. I am a Follower. Not sure if you want 1 or 2 comments so 1 it is. For binding sometimes I just like to use fusible batting, then backing sew and turn method with top stitching around. For the sew on binding I like it fairly wide (I need to find out what comment 120 was talking about with French fold binding) and I sometimes coordinate or purposely do contrasting color.

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  95. I cut a 2 or 2 1/2" strip straight of grain fabric for binding, the fabric choice depends on the quilt, sometimes I like to pick something a littl funky, sometimes just traditional to match with some of the pieceing on the top.
    I am a follower too!

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  96. I'm already a stalker, I mean follower.

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  97. I use double fold straight grain binding cut 2 1/4 inches wide. The color or pattern depends entirely on what the quilt needs or what I have hanging around. Although my corners are far from perfect, I enjoy hand sewing the binding to the back of the quilt. I find it to be very calming.
    You have such fabulous sponsors. I LOVE Presensia thread. You're absolutely right, it does not leave lint and it forms lovely stitches.

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  98. I cut my binding at 2 1/4 inches and usually my binding choices are based on the quilt. Sometimes I like it to blend in but most of the time I like it to frame the quilt.

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  99. I'm new to quilting, so I've only bound three quilts so far. For two, I used fabrics that I'd used in the quilt and for the second a coordinating plaid. The bindings were cut 2 1/2 inches, machine sewn to the front and then hand-stitched to the back.

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  100. I love to use contrasting colors to bind (orange on gray, yellow on navy, and Lime on gray are some I have done) and they have to be doubled and 2 1/2 inches, preferably hand stitched!

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