Just like I do it. Rosalie rjoehnk@txwinet.com. It will also be important to pay a lot of attention to the mitering of the corners if you do a wider binding, because they will show up more. A 3" binding is recommended when you're learning to use these tools but after that you can create wider & narrower bindings. What Is Quilt Binding? Pin the binding in place if you need to. Before attaching to quilt…Fold over one end and run a pin along the edge…. This is where you will begin machine quilting. Binding is the fabric that covers the raw edges of the quilt sandwich (top, batting and backing). 2. Start sewing 8-10 inches from the end of the binding. Below it is not so evident, because the piece is too small. You are awesome!!! 24. 99. Thanks Bonnie! It keeps the stitching out of the miter, and holds very well. Cut binding strips 1 1/4" wide. Turn your mini quilt so the underside is facing you and along the edges (avoid the corners) turn the binding in so that the edge of the binding meets the edge of the mini quilt. I like narrow bindings that show about 1/4″ inch on the front of the quilt. 1. This gives me an extra "fence" to help keep my seam allowance even as I am wrestling with putting binding on a big unwieldy quilt. Show & Share with the North East Crazy Quilters. This way the binding is always 1/4" on the front and wider on the back. When a quilt pattern editor writes “bind the quilt to finish,” it’s assumed that the quilter knows what this means. The "Zip Bind Tool" and the "Stitch in the Ditch Binding Foot" help with sewing narrow bindings. Binding is the last step to complete your quilt. I thought I had come up with an easy way to make that final join, but yours is even easier! After the quilt sandwich is complete, narrow fabric sewn around the outer edges makes up its binding. What Is Quilt Binding? :). Align the raw edges of the double binding with the raw edge of the quilt – you can pin or clip in place if you prefer, I don’t tend to use either for this stage of binding. For example, you could make your binding strips 2 inches (5.1 cm) for a narrow binding, or 3 inches (7.6 cm) for a wide binding. Repeat this on the opposite side. Two-Tone Quilt Binding: An Instructable for people who already know how to put a binding on a quilt, but want to mix it up a bit. Blanket binding is nearly two inches (four inches folded in half) of solid color around your quilt. Sew about 6″ of binding to the quilt back with a 1/4″ seam. Double-fold binding can be made from either straight-grain or bias strips. Nov 9, 2017 - Try Something Different and Make the Binding a Design Element! https://quilting.wonderhowto.com/how-to/quilt-narrow-binding-232853 Here's info for wider bindings. Your stitch length should be 2.5-3mm long depending on the thickness of your quilt – the thicker the quilt, the longer the stitch. I have a slightly different method for measuring where to join the ends, but your tips will assist me to not leave such a big tail next time. :)) Thanks again for all that you do!Hugs, sao in Midlothian, VA, When you are joining the last strips of binding together after sewing on the quilt, make a pleat in your quilt and hold it with a safety pin. Cut the binding strips with a rotary cutter and quilting ruler just like you cut strips to make 9-patch blocks in my 9-patch quilt tutorial. *Please note it is less durable and not recommended for quilts that will be used and washed often. I hadn't seen that trick before. Jul 18, 2014 - Becca (Bryan House Quilts blog) has a tutorial showing how to make selvage binding. I'll try to post some pictures and instructions at the group page today.Tracy. Fold the binding to the back side of the quilt and pin in place. It is really important that the corners of your quilt be square at 90 degree angles. Begin pinning the binding to the quilt top keeping the raw edges of everything lined up nicely. Simply because it’s easier for me. I had never heard that before and thought it was a great idea...also another reason to have an extra length of fabric for binding. We want a snug finish, so trimming 1/8” above the pin allows some stretch in the binding so I don’t get a pucker when I sew the final finishing seam. My finishing is a little different, but it works and hides your ends. I use 2 1/4" binding and don't lose points. Narrow binding. I’ll have a stack of 3 quilts ready to hand bind during my 3 weeks off in July. Divide the number of inches you got in Step 2 by 42 to get the number of fabric strips you will need for this quilt. You can bind a quilt in an hour instead of days. Without ads, this blog would not be possible.Thank you for understanding the many hours that go into this blog 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Click here to get supplies: http://bit.ly/machinebindingRob demonstrates how to finish a quilt with machine binding done a home sewing machine. Using a basting stitch (long stitch length of 4.0 – 5.0) sew a very scant 1/4″ seam as shown below. Start stitching in the V at the top, and continues on the diagonal, exiting the seam at the V at the bottom. I'm definitely going to try it with my next binding. Get it as soon as Tue, Jan 12. Add the two lengths together and multiply that figure by two. If you like its look, you can skip ahead to the ***. ©2005-2021 All contents of this blog are the property of Bonnie K. Hunter, and cannot be reproduced in any way without prior written consent. If you press the binding away from the quilt after you have sewn it on you will not need to use clip or pins when you sew the binding to the back. Remove quilt from machine. What is the best width for quilt binding? Sometimes your quilt needs one color binding on the front and another on the back - this will take care of it for you! In our example, that distance is 2½”. I am up to the binding stage on my lozenge quilt too. This gives me a really full binding. Start stitching at the top fold of the binding at the corner, and when you have gone down part way, double check by opening up that binding fold. This is the fabric that wraps around the outer edges of a quilt. I like narrow bindings that show about 1/4″ inch on the front of the quilt. This places the pin 2” down from the top edge of the binding. Some folks may tell you it’s the only way to finish binding, but don’t you be bullied … it’s your choice. Take the top strip, find the other end, and fold it up, placing the bottom end right sides up on the table top so you can match a third strip to it: Adding the next strip, overlapped as the first pair. Next, you will pin this to the edge of you quilt top with raw edges even and the fold facing the middle of the quilt. Indeed, Barbara Brackman, quilt historian, once said she had seen only one out of literally hundreds and hundreds of pre-1900 quilts with a bias-grain binding. Decide how wide you want the binding strips to be. It reaches just over the line of stitches from the front. It’s kind of bulky and fussy, but you can do it! Also, the pockets at the corner are small enough so that they don't absolutely have to be stitched up, but please don't tell the Quilt Police. The video below will demonstrate how to sew binding on a quilt step by step. I sew on vintage machines. Measure the quilt’s perimeter to determine how much binding is needed. This tutorial is all about the steps to bind a mini quilt, like one of my Mini Jaybird Quilts. "See" you in an hour! This keeps the binding from shifting and twisting while I sew it to the quilt. Start your stitching in the V at the top, sewing across the diagonal, and exiting at the bottom corner of the strip. This is a bias strip with just a single fold down the center.Binding with this tape will give you a top stitching line 1/2 inch from the edge. In 15 years, I have done all but three of my quilt bindings using this method. If your quilt is made of blocks without borders or has a pieced border, use a narrow ¼” finished binding width. Trim the excess, and finger press this seam open. The binding is fully turned to the back of the fabric in this binding method. Until we start our new Leaders & Enders Challenge I am working on the Idaho Square Dance blocks as I have lots of scraps under 2 inch that i need to use. It important to know how to use the zip bind tool properly before beginning this quilting project. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. It costs less, and you will find a much wider selection of fabric patterns and colors if you make your own. My general grip about binding is my walking foot is so wide, I find it hard to stay "on" the 1/4" - but I am going to trial setting something up to accommodate the bulk weight of the quilt, so it doesn't drag so much. 3. It won't pull on your binding when you are sewing it together. Binding with bias tape – fully turned inside. Below you can see the five binding strips I cut which look a little short here because they’re folded in half. Don’t forget there is QUILT-CAM this AFTERNOON at 2pm Eastern! It folds over on its own.Try it and you may like it. What Is Quilt Binding? These thin strips serve the purpose of finishing the edges while providing one last chance for a bit of accent color, if the quilter feels it’s needed. Yesterday on QUILTsocial we learned 3 ways to applique circles onto a quilt.My art quilt featuring Northcott Stonehenge Elements fabrics is looking awesome! The photo belows shows the flap more clearly. A straight stitch only machine requires a straight stitch walking foot, not a zig zag one, because of the position of the feet on the bottom of the walking foot. - Lu Anne, Did you know that ad space on this blog provides for all of the free patterns and free mysteries and challenges at no cost to you? Now fold the binding down toward yourself, creating a little triangular flap. Thanks for the Tip on folding down the corner and using the Pin to mark for that final connection. 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) is a standard size for binding strips, but you can make them wider or narrower if desired. It’s kind of bulky and fussy, but … --Julie, I have been using 2" binding strips because it's easier to keep the binding on the back even when I tack it down. It worked out pretty well, so here are the steps to follow for binding a hexagon-edged quilt. The raw edge of the binding should be even with the side of the quilt. 1/2" Wide Double-fold Bias Tape ~ Poly Cotton (5 Yards, Black)- Made in USA. Zigzag binding is a design element of its own and really adds a fun touch to a quilt. I LOVE scrappy binding - thanks to you - so whenever I have severak 2 1/2" strips in the same colorway, I make a binding roll! Pull the loose binding ends away from the quilt, and overlap the ends as shown with right sides together. That’s 7 pm UK time and 8pm for most of Europe! See more ideas about quilting techniques, quilting crafts, quilt sewing. Save more with Subscribe & Save. About walking feet:  They are IMPORTANT! Doing this bit really well will given you an even, narrow, close fitting binding. Take your time here. They need to work along with the feed dogs on the machine, so be sure you have the right one for the job. Measure your quilt along its top and along one side. Hi everybody, it’s Jenny from the MSQC. Thank you, great tutorial and pictures help me a lot. I always sew the binding to the front and turn to the back. 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