There are several methods for creating the binding strips, this is just one way. Make sure the joined binding tails “fit” correctly on your quilt… EXAMPLE: Our quilt is 60" x 80". Here you can see how I trimmed off the seam allowance. Jaybird Quilts Part 1 Single Fold Binding– for smaller items, mini quilts, place mats etc. Allow 10″ extra for turning corners and the closure. These strips may be cut on the straight grain or on the bias. Step 1. If you’re a beginner, go with a wider binding that corresponds to your desired seam allowance, it might be the easiest option. I don’t want your head to hurt, so to make this easier, print off this EASY. This is the size of the square you need to cut for bias binding. Bias binding can be used for finishing off a sleeveless shirt, to hemming a pillow edge or just to make a nice edging on a patchwork quilt. Now you can trim the seam allowance to approximately 1/2" as shown in the picture below. How to Make Bias Binding for a Quilt. Make your first cut close to the edge of the fold. I’m using my Sampler quilt as the ‘math’ demo, and since it has rounded corners I needed to make bias binding. All these things factor into your width choice. Binding for a quilt may be made from strips of fabric that match or coordinate with the fabrics used in the quilt. The strips have angled ends that make it … Binding finishes the edges of a quilt and there are quite a few variations on how it can be done. Use a needle and thread to hand sew the front of the bias tape in place. Calculating the Width of Binding The bias tape makers will make single fold bias tape, the measurement indicates the width of the finished tape (this means minus the ¼” folded edges), but for binding we need double-fold tape, so that measurement will be cut in half. This chart will take the mystery out of what width to cut your quilt binding. A 1/4” seam allowance is by far the most common size; sometimes 3/8”, 1/2” or 5/8” is used. Bias strips will now be cut along bias (45 degree) edge. Ok, so how do you cut your bias strips? How to bind 120° angles . Exposed Binding Method. Your quilt’s binding can be designed to make a bold statement or blend in with the pattern. When you make your own, you have the whole fabric shop to pick your binding from. Yesterday I went over making bias tape step by step using the UNIQUE Bias Maker. Bias Binding. Wrap the bias tape over the edge of the quilt to the front side and press with an iron. ← Older Post Binding the edges of the quilt should be the last step in making the quilt, after you've finished quilting by machine or by hand. Learning how to make continuous binding strips begins with determining how much yardage you'll need. It involves math… need I say more? Learn about quilt binding width and sizing when creating binding. Checkout the video for more details . For more information on this topic, see The Bias Quilt Binding Debate. Today I’m showing how to draw with bias binding strips. Phew! Note: If you are piecing together straight grain binding or bias binding with a straight end on your strip,  overlap your ends an sew on a diagonal from outside edge to outside edge. Quilt binding can make or break your quilt! It goes really fast so I don't use it for piecing blocks though. But as with all things "quilting", there is never one, single right answer. You will need to know your quilt top dimensions and the desired width of your binding strips before you begin. Q.S.O.S. Remove pins and make sure the tails “fit” along the side of your quilt. Important ~ rotate the cut triangle counter clockwise so the bottom edge of the triangle (shown in picture above) is now the right edge of the triangle (see picture below). Bias Binding Tutorial. The bias binding is ideal to use on curved edges as the fabric stretches to rest around the curve and not create a pleat. 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