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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quilting: Binding Your Quilt

With right sides together, place one strip perpendicular to the other, as shown.  Stitch. 

 Trim excess.  Fold end on diagonal and press.  
Fold the strips in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and press. 

Starting at one side of the quilt, leaving a 3" tail sew the binding to the quilt.  
Raw edge of binding along the edge of quilt.  End the stitching 1/4" from corner of quilt and raise needle.  Lift the presser foot.  Turn the quilt so the machine will be sewing down the next side.
Fold the fabric up away from the quilt.  Fold the binding down along edge of next side.  
Stitch down the next side starting at 1/4" from edge.

When the beginning is reached, overlap the stitches about 1" and tim the excess binding at a 45 degree angle.  Tuck the end of the binding in the fold and finish the seam.

 Fold the binding to the back and blind stitch along seam line.  Tuck the corners to form miters.

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1 comment:

  1. nice tutorial-the first time i used binding on a quilt i was totally winging it; after reading this, the next time will be much easier!!