QUILT the project to the backing as desired. To work around the corner of the quilt with the binding, turn the quilt and fold the binding up and away from the edge you have been sewing. Once the ends of the binding have been joined, pressed and the remainder of the binding sewn to the quilt, ZJ shows how to press and fold the binding over the edge of the quilt for finishing. It is the second step that allows for a couple options. Trim excess fabric, leaving about 1/4 inch past the diagonal fold. PRESS all 4 backing edges in so they edge meets, but doesn't overlap the project. The first technique (demonstrated in the video) uses a whip stitch to hand-sew the folded part of the binding to the quilt. Tweet. Sewing binding to your quilt is twofold – the first step is sewing the binding to the edges of the quilt, the second step is to fold the binding over and tack it down. Cut enough 2 ¼ “-wide strips to equal the desired length. Lay out your quilt on a flat surface. Join the … Self binding. Five Quilt Binding Options Continuous strip binding. WhatsApp. This is the simplest way to finish your quilt. Add 2 inches to the dimensions of your project you want to self bind. Measure the perimeter of your quilt and add approximately 24″. The trickiest part of binding a quilt is turning and folding the binding... Seamless Binding Connection. Stitching Binding to a Quilt By Machine. Once you have turned all four corners and attached binding to all sides of your quilt, ZJ shows how to join the binding ends using a diagonal seam. CLIP or pin the self binding in place Advertisement. Here's a tidy way to start and finish your double-fold quilt binding: Unfold one end of the double-fold quilt binding before sewing it to the quilt. 2K Shares. I like to start my binding around the middle of a quilt side. Place the raw edge of the binding along the raw edge of the quilt, and pin into place. If you’re going to machine bind it you sew it onto the back and curve it around to the front. Quilting is so much fun hen you have a basic grasp of all the best methods to complete all the steps necessary for the construction of your quilt properly. More important than what fabric to buy is how much of it to buy for your binding. Now if we’re sewing this, I’ve got this like right in my face, if you’re sewing this and you’re going to hand bind it you sew it to the front of the quilt and curve it around to the back. Starting at the centre bottom of your quilt and following the traditional or seamed method (see below), attach the double-fold binding with raw edges aligned using a 1 ⁄ 4 in seam. End your line of stitching 1 ⁄ 4 in from the first corner of the quilt. Quilt Binding for Beginners: How to Bind a Quilt Selecting the Binding Fabric. Advertisement. Trim selvage edges off of all strips and sew them end to end to create one long strip, pressing seams open (so you don’t have bulk). Then, fold the strip down in the new direction you will be sewing so that the folded edge of the binding is even with the edge of the quilt. Backstitch a few stitches to secure. Sometimes also called “birthing” a quilt. This is the method I use on most of my quilts, especially the ones that will... No binding (pillowcase method). Advertisement. Share 2K. Pin 94. For the Virtual Quilting Bee Quilt cut 7 strips 2 1/2″ wide x 42″ (or width of fabric) – or if you are using bias binding, you will need 275″ of continuous bias binding. The first step, of course, is selecting the fabric you’ll use for your binding. The additional length will accommodate the mitered corners and the finished ends of the binding, and give you a few inches to spare. Once you have your binding cut and prepared as you saw in the video, it's time... Folding the Binding to Create Mitered Corners. Fold in half lengthwise and press. Step 8. Quilt Binding Tutorial: Jenny Doan Of Missouri Star Quilting Company. There are... Measuring/Buying the Binding Fabric. See our tutorial. Turn the quilt and fold the binding at the corner.