Binding tip

fran1523March 11, 2013

You may already be aware of this but it's a great tip for those who don't. When you are hand sewing the binding to the back of a quilt, if you run the needle and thread through a fabric softener sheet three or four times, the thread will hardly ever tangle and you can use a much longer piece.

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polardreams

I didn't know that! I have two that I need to add binding to and will give it a try. Thanks, Fran!
Sue

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 6:14PM
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toolgranny

I hadn't heard that either. Thanks for the tip.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 7:06PM
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nanajayne

News to me. Have always used "quilter heaven" but this sound easier. TFS.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 11:40PM
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msmeow

Fran, that's a good tip. I also use Thread Heaven.

I also prefer using shorter pieces of thread so there is less to re-sew if a section happens to come undone over time. :)

Donna

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 9:19AM
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littlehelen_gw

I never heard of this either, but when you think about it, it makes sense. Thanks for sharing!
V.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 9:30AM
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itsmesuzq

Wow! I've never heard of this either. Thanks so much for sharing; it saves me mucho frustration. :-))

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 9:35AM
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loisflan

Thanks for the tip. I have a binding to sew this week. This will keep my sailor's cussing at a minimum.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 2:44PM
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donna_loomis

Donna, you can have the best of both worlds. When hand stitching something, I use as long a thread as I can handle, but periodically tie a knot and snap it through, then continue on.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 8:54AM
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msmeow

Thanks, Donna! I try to remember to do that, but often forget. :)

Donna

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 9:14AM
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chickie1

Great tip! Thanks
Darlene

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 10:04AM
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Vanislegirl88

Thanks for the tip. I will also give it a try.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 11:56AM
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