Bindings... do you like yours standard or skinny? 2 1/2" or 2 1/4"?
Usually, when I cut my binding strips, I use the standard 2 1/2" measurement. It's fine. It works. I was reading this book by Sandy Klopp and she was explaining that when she uses a thin cotton batting, she prefers 2 1/4" strips. That got me thinking... My quilt edges never seemed full and tight. My corners are never quite right. I use thin cotton batting. Could it be??
I tried it and I LOVE it!
So from now on, I like my bindings like I like my lattes.. skinny.
Skinny jeans? Not on this Mama. But that is a story for another time. : )
There you go back up to the top of my blog list. ;-) Mine would actually be at the bottom at the moment I think!ReplyDelete
I usually cut them at 2.5 inches, but last night as I was sewing the binding onto the 9-patch (yes! *that* 9 patch!) I had to make my seam a bit wider than the usual 1/4 inch. Cutting the binding a bit skinnier would solve that problem I suppose - very good idea!
Skinny jeans are not for me either. Oh no, no, no. Bridget asked me a couple of days ago - Mum, since your tummy is so big, do you have a baby in there? :-/ Ummm, no *you* stretched it!!!
(BIL came out of surgery late last night, he didn't get to go in until 4pm, so a long day for them. Tumour was much bigger than expected and heading into the speech part of his brain. He wasn't awake when I was speaking to Mum, so not sure how he is yet. Apparently he should be out of hospital today though - amazing.)
Great tip! I'll have to try that next time.ReplyDelete
Mine are 2 1/4. I like them fitted! -ReplyDelete
this makes so much sense -- I usually cut 2.5" but it's always too much when I only back the quilt with flannel and no batting. I'll have to go skinny next time!ReplyDelete
Hmm, I usually do 2" :) How's that for an additional choice?ReplyDelete
I sew binding on with a really scant 1/4" seam, so that gives me very tight, very skinny and very neat binding.