In this tutorial, I made a twin-sized quilt, so I cut my fabric into 4-1/2 inch wide strips. 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. The trickiest part of binding a quilt is turning and folding the binding strip to create nicely mitered corners. TIP: For a satisfying “plump“ binding, we recommend cutting the batting and backing a scant 1⁄8″ larger all around than the quilt top. This means to attach the front and back, with batting in between. Double Fold Binding (sometimes called French Fold Bias Binding) This is the most used and durable quilt binding. Binding size refers to the width of the finished binding as it appears from the front of the quilt. 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. Set the binding seam by pressing your stitching in place. Also, bias binding is stronger and tends to last longer. Quilts that have curved edges require bias binding. From start to finish Mom shows you how to bind a quilt with no frills or tools. Visit . Sewing on a pieced binding is the same as sewing on any binding. Turn the quilt and fold the binding at the corner. 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. With quilt binding, the warp and weft of the binding are running vertically and horizontally. 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 … 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. Fortunately, this quilt had plenty! The difference between binding by machine and binding by hand is where you’ll start sewing. I like to start attaching the binding about 3/4 of the way down the long side. Binding! Backstitch a few stitches to lock the seam. To miter corners, stop stitching about 1/4-inch away from corner and backstitch. For this quilt binding method we will attach the binding to the back of the quilt first. Attach binding to back of quilt. 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 5. 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. Of course, if you are binding a smaller quilt, you should adjust the size of your rulers to fit the project. Binding Your Quilt: Ok. Knot one end of the thread. Yep, it got sucked into the “when I have time” black hole! It is made from a double layer of quilting fabric using either the bias or straight of grain. Start off by cutting your binding fabric into strips. As an object, quilt binding is the fabric that wraps around the outer edges of your quilt sandwich - the top, batting & … Before you bind, you need to somehow “quilt” your quilt. Binding size is a personal preference, but there are some general guidelines. 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 is usually the "uggh" part of quilting. 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. Fold binding back on itself, perpendicular to edge you have just sewn. The video below will demonstrate how to sew binding on a quilt step by step. 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