(Look at the picture below.) Align the binding along the edge of the quilt, and mark on the binding where the quilt edge ends. Finish sewing your binding 1/4″ before the end of the quilt. I like to start attaching the binding about 3/4 of the way down the long side. Tools for trimming a quilt to prepare it for binding. This way, you can watch that binding edge on the front and make sure you get a really nice stitch … Place the binding on one side of your quilt close to the middle matching the raw edges of the binding and quilt together. Today we have a quilt project brought to you by Rae from Made by Rae for easy quilt binding.. Rae is always sewing up new projects … Sewing quilt binding may not be the most exciting part of making a quilt, but it is the icing on your beautiful cake – so it’s best to take the extra time and do it right. So I thought it was about time that I created a simple tutorial illustrating how I bind my quilty projects with double fold binding that is machine stitched to the front of the quilt and hand stitched on the back. Then backstitch to lock the seam, snip the threads and remove the quilt … The size of the binding is determined by the size of the seam allowance used when the binding is sewn on and how loosely or tightly the binding is folded to … Sewing on a pieced binding is the same as sewing on any binding. At that point, stop sewing and leave the needle down. Quilt binding is usually the "uggh" part of quilting. Fold the excess toward inside, making sure the two edges meet into a nice intersection point (see the red arrow). Jenny Doan reviews a skill that every quilter needs to know Binding! Flip the quilt over and begin pressing the binding to the reverse, extending this fold all the way to the end of the binding … It is made from a double layer of quilting fabric using either the bias or straight of grain. Press the binding on the front of the quilt, it makes a nice and crisp fold for the binding. Press binding in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. In this tutorial, I made a twin-sized quilt, so I cut my fabric into 4-1/2 inch wide strips. But now you have a little boxy flap of binding in the corner. You can secure the binding on the back stitching by hand. 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. With quilt binding, the warp and weft of the binding are running vertically and horizontally. Stitch the binding tape to the quilt sandwich using a ¼â€ seam allowance. Start sewing 8-10 inches from the end of the binding. Quilt binding has two recognizable definitions: it is both an object and a process. (Reminder: clip binding to quilt, sew the binding, stop sewing 1/4 inch from the end, clip thread, make your corners, start over) Stop sewing and backstitch when you’re about 8-10 inches from your starting point. Thread a hand needle with a thread to match the binding fabric. Fold binding down again so that binding raw edge makes a horizontal fold that aligns Before you bind, you need to somehow “quilt” your quilt. We will use this unsewn binding to connect the beginning and ending of the binding strips later in the tutorial. Pick one corner of the quilt and fold the binding into a mitered corner, then pin the miter in place: Make … Create Mitered Corners and Pin Binding in Place. 5. I normally wouldn’t quilt to the edge using this method and instead quilt 1” away from the edge or so…but it was an afterthought with this little quilt. We hope you enjoy! Continue stitching the binding fabric to about ¼â€ from the edge of the fabric. Binding! Begin stitching your binding to the quilt about 10″ to 12″ away from the start of your binding. Leaving a 12″ tail of binding free, match raw edges of binding strip to raw edge of quilt top. Bias binding is a durable way to finish a quilt. Press the binding away from the quilt: Then fold the binding to the front of the quilt. Fold the binding to the back and keep it in place with pins. This is the little 45-degree angle fold in the corners of the quilt that looks super cute on the front and back and also allows you to stitch the entire long binding strip all the way around the quilt in one pass. When I am piecing my blocks together, once a block is complete, I like to go ahead and “square it up” or make sure it is a perfect square to keep things uniform. The trickiest part of binding a quilt is turning and folding the binding strip to create nicely mitered corners. Visit . 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