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Date: 1/2/13 6:50 PM

I am starting to turn and hand sew the binding on my 2nd quilt. I wondered about something as I begin to sew it down. I am trying to decide when I stitch it down, do I sew to the left or to the right? I have tried both ways and it seems to come a little more natural for me to begin the stitching and continue on leftward.

I would imagine it does not make much difference in how it is done. I just wondered which direction others sew it down.

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Date: 1/2/13 6:54 PM

I generally sew to the left; it just seems more comfortable for me. But you're right, it doesn't make any difference in the finished quilt.

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Date: 1/2/13 7:01 PM

it seems it would be more natural to sew left if you are right-handed, and right if you are left-handed.
At least that's how I do it.

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Date: 1/2/13 7:03 PM

I agree..............I just sew it down in the most comfortable direction.
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Date: 1/2/13 7:10 PM

I cannot imagine that it makes a difference, and honestly, I have never noticed. Just do whatever is most comfortable for you and allows you to make the nicest stitches.

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Date: 1/2/13 11:22 PM

There are no quilt police.

Do what is the most comfortable and gives the results YOU like best.

Read a few of the posts by PortlandMaine and become a free spirit!

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Date: 1/3/13 1:24 AM

I sew right to left.

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Date: 1/3/13 11:37 AM

As I was taking my first stitch or two, I got to thinking of how others might do this. For me, right to left is natural, but then it might not be for others.

I used to do counted cross stitch and did it well. I taught myself to sew it right to left and that wastes a lot of floss, as the backside of the aida cloth was nearly identical to the front. It took months for me to re-learn to do it left to right. Much less floss on the back and it just looked better.

So with hand stitching the binding, I thought I'd save myself going through that again and ask if others do it the same way I do.

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