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Binding tip

Posted by fran1523 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 11, 13 at 16:57

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


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


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


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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


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


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


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


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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.


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

Donna


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Great tip! Thanks
Darlene


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


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