Binding Video Lesson

Binding Video Lesson

This quilting tutorial shows you all of the basics of quilt binding, including preparation, attaching and hand-stitching to back.

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It is especially apparent when trying to miter a corner. My corner come up from the bottom while your go down from the top.
It is especially apparent when trying to miter a corner. My corner come up from the bottom while your go down from the top.
I have had days of trouble and several picking out of stitches. I just realized what my problem is: I'm trying to do it backward as I'm a left-hander! Why can't someone demonstrate this way?
Binding Lesson
I have seen this described in a number of quilting books but could never figure it out. Yours was clear enough that I was successful. Thank you!
Binding Lesson
This is a terrific lesson! Especially the joining part...using it to finish a special quilt for a 95th birthday girl!
Binding download
@jadoodejudygoode (I've had this to happen several times also) instead of saving the file, try opening the file 1st with your PDF reader, then file save. Hope this helps
Binding Dowload
I downloaded the binding instructions and read them, then decided to print them. The pics were great but the language was not english. It was english when it was downloaded but did not print out the same.
I have had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands in the last 3 months. (One hand at a time!) I wanted to keep making Christmas presents, but knew I would be unable to hand stitch. I searched the web and found a tutorial on attaching the binding first, to the back of the piece. Then fold it to the front and you are able to machine stitch in place with a decorative stitch. Looks terrific! Perhaps this hint(From Missouri Star Quilts) would help other quilters.
Binding tool
I printed these instructions but I've been using the binding tool and I love it! There's a tutorial on Missouri Star Quilt Co. on YouTube that shows how to use it.
cut after sewing
I never saw instructions where they show trimming the quilt after the binding is sewn on. What a great way to do it. thanks
Thanks. It's been a few years since I used the technique. I know it turns out nicely.
binding quilts
thanks for the information...this has always been confusing to me.
Thanks for the article. Just in time for the jelly roll quilt I am working on.
binding lesson
I hope to be able ! thanks!
Squaring Quilt before Binding
I've always been taught to square the quilt before applying binding, but your're suggestiing not to remove the excess batting and backing before applying the binding (which I think is great and makes sewing the binding easier) how would I square the quilt?
Use clips (they look like hair clips) to hold folded binding in place while you hand sew it. Save fingers from many pin pricks!
No hand stitching
I trim backing and batting even with front, then sew the binding onto the back side, fold binding over to front side and machine topstitch instead of hand stitch. Much quicker this way and you can sew where you are sewing.
Measuring binding joint
Overlap both ends (pull snug, binding stretches) use a piece of binding, unfolded for a measure and cut overlap. Fold left tail up and lay right tail (right sides together) at a right angle with no s.a., stitch from corner to corner, diagonally. Voila! Fits perfectly every time.


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