Ask Question and Get Free Answers - JUST Ask And Answer > QA > Industry > Gifts & Crafts
What is seam binding?

Answers:1   |   LastAnswerAt:2011.06  

Question
visitor
Frances bush 
Asked at 2011.06.02 01:17:55

answer Tommy Fan  Answered at 2011.06.02 01:17:55
Seam binding is a lot like ribbon in its look and feel. In fact, seam binding makes a wonderful inexpensive ribbon substitute. Seam binding is used as a finishing aid in a sewing project like a skirt or a quilt.TypesSeam binding is manufactured in a variety of fabrics and is sold at fabric stores in packages. It is normally 2 1/2 inches wide and has finished edges that will not ravel.FunctionSeam binding is most commonly used to finish skirt hems, and will protect the skirt fabric from raveling. Sew the binding to the bottom of the right side of the skirt fabric, fold the fabric under one inch and pin before completing your hand-sewn hem.FeaturesQuilters make their own seam binding by cutting strips of a fabric that coordinates with their finished quilt. Measure the entire perimeter of the quilt and add three inches to determine the length of the quilt binding, which is 2 1/2 inches wide.ConsiderationsQuilters usually use 100 percent cotton fabrics for their quilts and seam binding.Expert InsightThe quilt binding is sewn face down to the right side of the fabric at the quilt edge, folded over twice and attached to the quilt backing with a slip stitch.
1
  • Answer This Question:What is seam binding? 

  • insert image

    image url:

    such as: http://www.justaaa.com/**/**.jpg

    insert video

    vedio url: