Quick Quilting Question

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Quick Quilting Question

When machine-sewing a binding onto a quilt, do you stitch it along the edge of the top and then turn it to the back, or stitch it to the back and fold it over to the front? I stitch it to the front and hand-stitch it to the back, but in my blog reading this week, I’ve found quilters who do the opposite.

I stitch it to the front first because I want to be sure it looks good; by the time I’m blind-stitching it down, I just want to be done. What is the reasoning for starting on the back?

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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