Create the binding After the batting trimming and squaring of the quilt is complete, trim the excess backing to 3/4" from the edge of the quilt. See more ideas about quilt binding… This technique also requires careful batting trimming and squaring of the quilt, and I found it easiest to pin the backing upon itself to keep it from getting nicked. You can secure the binding on the back stitching by hand. When you bind by machine, you want to start sewing the binding on to the back of the quilt and bring it around to the front. Quilt binding is something that I do for so many of my projects and something that I get asked about a lot. Binding! Binding Your Quilt: Ok. We started off with the super easy and adorable cheater quilt, made quilt binding, and took a trip to the Quilt Market. Of course, if you are binding a smaller quilt, you should adjust the size of your rulers to fit the project. The difference between binding by machine and binding by hand is where you’ll start sewing. We will use this unsewn binding to connect the beginning and ending of the binding strips later in the tutorial. Binding a quilt is the final step in finishing. Leaving a 12″ tail of binding free, match raw edges of binding strip to raw edge of quilt top. (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. Start sewing 8-10 inches from the end of the binding. Jenny Doan reviews a skill that every quilter needs to know Binding! Then backstitch to lock the seam, snip the threads and remove the quilt … Fold the binding to the back and keep it in place with pins. Yep, it got sucked into the “when I have time” black hole! Align the binding along the edge of the quilt, and mark on the binding where the quilt edge ends. Press the binding on the front of the quilt, it makes a nice and crisp fold for the binding. Binding size is a personal preference, but there are some general guidelines. Stitch the binding tape to the quilt sandwich using a ¼â€ seam allowance. It is made from a double layer of quilting fabric using either the bias or straight of grain. Visit our site to check out the largest selection of precut quilting fabrics in the world! We hope you enjoy! It can be … Clover Desk Needle Threader. Continue stitching the binding fabric to about ¼â€ from the edge of the fabric. Binding a quilt is the process of surrounding the raw edges of fabric and batting of your quilt with a long strip of fabric called binding. Set the binding seam by pressing your stitching in place. 5. Fortunately, this quilt had plenty! Begin stitching your binding to the quilt about 10″ to 12″ away from the start of your binding. Binding for a quilt may be made from strips of fabric that match or coordinate with the fabrics used in the quilt. So you’ve basted and quilted your quilt and you know what kind of fabric you need, so let’s get started. Line up the raw edge of the binding to the raw edge of the quilt. Thread a hand needle with a thread to match the binding fabric. Before you bind, you need to somehow “quilt” your quilt. This will make attaching your binding much easier, and when your quilt is laid out on a bed or folded neatly, it will look professionally made. If you have a walking foot you can use that, I am using an old vintage 15-91 Singer and the walking feet I have don’t really work well with it so I just use a regular foot. It's the step many quilters forget about and most beginning quilters aren't even aware of until they reach this stage of the process. Pick one corner of the quilt and fold the binding into a mitered corner, then pin the miter in place: Make … Bias binding is a durable way to finish a quilt. I like to start attaching the binding about 3/4 of the way down the long side. Oct 23, 2020 - Explore National Quilters Circle's board "Quilt Binding", followed by 95201 people on Pinterest. binding to quilt about 6 inches from binding end. Turn the quilt and fold the binding at the corner. Align the raw edges of the quilt sandwich and the binding tape. This Fall has been filled with quilt making projects and outings for us. Secure the stitches … Finish sewing your binding 1/4″ before the end of the quilt. If the quilt is 24″ by 30″ then you could use a 8.5″ square … These strips may be cut on the straight grain or on the bias. Leave about a 6-inch tail. Start off by cutting your binding fabric into strips. If you quilt to the edge of your quilt top…you’re going to see it in the binding of the quilt on the back. Wrap the folded edge of the binding to the backside of the quilt, creating the mitered corners, again as we described above. At that point, stop sewing and leave the needle down. Fold binding back on itself, perpendicular to edge you have just sewn. This way, you can watch that binding edge on the front and make sure you get a really nice stitch … 5. With quilt binding, the warp and weft of the binding are running vertically and horizontally. To miter corners, stop stitching about 1/4-inch away from corner and backstitch. Make sure to check that the binding tape and quilt sandwich are even throughout. This will give you a nice miter when you do the second part of stitching the binding to the quilt. Using a walking foot, you start sewing your 1/4″ seam roughly in the middle, leaving six inches or so of your binding strip unattached to the quilt. Continue to sew along the edge of the quilt until you are about a ¼â€ away from the bottom. Double Fold Binding (sometimes called French Fold Bias Binding) This is the most used and durable quilt binding. Give it a shot! Begin in middle of one side of 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 … To make straight-grain binding (pictured above), the binding strips are cut from selvage to selvage, sewn together into one long strip and pressed in half. Double-fold binding is cut six times the desired finished binding width plus 1⁄4" to allow for turn of cloth (the fabric take-up resulting from folding and wrapping binding around the quilt edge). Place the binding on your quilt top, aligning the raw edges of the binding with the edge of the quilt. Fold binding down again so that binding raw edge makes a horizontal fold that aligns Flip the quilt over and begin pressing the binding to the reverse, extending this fold all the way to the end of the binding … 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. Pivot the quilt and sew diagonally off the edge. Visit . Prepare and sew the binding to the quilt (by machine) in the manner described above. Backstitch a few stitches to lock the seam. As a process, quilt binding is the act of sewing the binding tape to the quilt (which will be covered in a future post). On FB a while ago someone was asking about how we all sew binding onto a quilt and it made me think of how I have different methods, of course if it’s a show quilt or magazine quilt I sew the binding to the front and hand sew onto the back, but if it’s for anything else I use 1/4″ “binding” tape from the warm company! Binding your quilt with straight-grain, double-fold binding is a great, durable way to finish off the raw edges. The trickiest part of binding a quilt is turning and folding the binding strip to create nicely mitered corners. 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. Quilts that have curved edges require bias binding. 1. In this tutorial, I made a twin-sized quilt, so I cut my fabric into 4-1/2 inch wide strips. Fold the excess toward inside, making sure the two edges meet into a nice intersection point (see the red arrow). The quilt I’m binding for this post is one I designed as a free pattern for APQS almost 2 years ago. Leave about 6″ of binding loose and sew a 1/4″ in from the edge along the strip. With the quilt top face up, press the binding away from the quilt, working one edge at a time. The video below will demonstrate how to sew binding on a quilt step by step. Press the binding away from the quilt: Then fold the binding to the front of the quilt. Sew to the first corner, but stop a 1/4″ from the edge. 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. You’re going to need this room to attach the ends of your binding strips. Binding size refers to the width of the finished binding as it appears from the front of the quilt. 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 … Attach binding to back of quilt. Fold the binding down so that the raw edge of the binding is still parallel to the raw edge of the quilt. For this quilt binding method we will attach the binding to the back of the quilt first. Tools for trimming a quilt to prepare it for binding. But now you have a little boxy flap of binding in the corner. Sewing on a pieced binding is the same as sewing on any binding. TIP: For a satisfying “plump“ binding, we recommend cutting the batting and backing a scant 1⁄8″ larger all around than the quilt top. Some quilters have the patience and talent to sew the binding strip on the front of the quilt, flip it to the back, and then stitch next to the folded-over binding on … Lift the presser foot and rotate the quilt so that you can stitch to the outer corner of the quilt, stitching a 45* line. . Also, bias binding is stronger and tends to last longer. Using a ¼â€ seam allowance, begin to sew the binding to the quilt. 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. Quilt binding is usually the "uggh" part of quilting. 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. Quilt binding has two recognizable definitions: it is both an object and a process. This means that a single fiber is running along the length of the edge of your quilt and is taking the majority of the wear and tear. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew the binding onto the quilt, stopping 1/4″ before the corner of the quilt. 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. Press binding in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. This means to attach the front and back, with batting in between. I usually machine quilt (or have someone else do it) my quilts these days. Straight binding is easier to cut and apply. Take the quilt to your ironing board and lay it down with the back of the quilt facing up. Create Mitered Corners and Pin Binding in Place. Place the binding on one side of your quilt close to the middle matching the raw edges of the binding and quilt together. 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