Well that was fun! The How You Bind survey had a larger participation than I anticipated and it dawned on me a little late in the game that it was alot easier to 'read' the results with the multiple choice questions. Ie. with over 200 responses, it took a bit of perusing to get through the 'essay' questions. So for those, I'll summarize for you, then there is a link to all the responses for each of those questions, just in case you're inclined to check those out. So here's how we bind!
Q2 Do you have a 'go-to' binding? Dots, stripes, solids or ?"No" was the most common response, or "depends on the project". Closely following was "stripes", though dots, stripes, and scrappy were mentioned plenty. Click for complete results
Q3 How wide do you cut your binding?Responses ranged from 1 1/4" - 3", with the top 3 responses being:
2" - 11
2.25" - 71
2.5" - 119
Q6. What is your favorite way to finish the binding? Ie. how do you join the ends together? If you have a favorite tutorial, please share it here.Ok, the responses to this questions were overwhelming - there are SO many tutorials and techniques that are standbys for you. I did glean that a majority of you join binding strips at an angle. I'll definitely be reading through these results again and looking up some of the links you mention. Click for complete results
Q9. Have you ever made scrappy binding, striped binding, matched binding or any other special binding technique? Do tell!
Scrappy was the overwhelming choice here. Click for complete results
Q10. Any last comments about binding?
This section was fun to read, some of which was a repeat of the other questions. And of course there was "I hate binding!" right alongside "I love making it!". Click for complete results