Stripes come in varying forms—from simple two-color versions to multi-color patterning, wide to narrow—but one thing’s for sure: they’re fun! Binding with Minky. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Even a traditionally pieced quilt can be jazzed up with a multi-fabric binding. My landscape piece had layers of fabric to create the landscape and I wanted to carry them over into the binding. There is a great tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.Since I do not do self-binding quilting often, I have attached this great tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew. Generally, this is a 2-1/2" strip of fabric, folded in half, then stitched around the outside edges of the quilt by sewing machine, wrapped around to the ba… I use them whenever I can. This will allow it to sit nicely under the binding and make a square corner on the front. Darker is better than lighter (because of wear). When you don’t want the design to be very obviously visible, you can use neutral threads to ensure that your fabric color and patterns show up well. Generally, this is a 2-1/2" strip of fabric, folded in half, then stitched around the outside edges of the quilt by sewing machine, wrapped around to the ba… This is a technique where you are folding over the backing onto the batting and quilt top to cover the raw edges. Since the coaster was not very big a 6 ½″ wide strip of fabric would be wide enough to cut the bias strips from at a 45 degree angle. Instructions were very easy to follow . Or do you end up with a much thicker binding on the underside? You may wish to pin these corners in place. Sew the 1" and 2" strips right sides together using a 1/4" seam allowance. Learn techniques for crafting a hanging sleeve, quilt binding corners with ease, plus using materials such as sheers, backing fabric, and yarn for binding quilt … I like to use binding clips to help the fabric "remember" the fold. Use a ruler and rotary cutter or scissors to trim the edges so that all three layers are even all the way around the quilt. Did you make this project? I would recommend buying a mixed size pack of needles and experimenting on some quilt … You can divide the total perimeter of your quilt top by 40″ to calculate how many 2.5″ strips you will need to cut (example: if the total perimeter of the quilt top is 120″, then you will need 120″/40″=3 binding … How fun, and a nice way to end the problem of fabric not 'matching' the front and back. Once you have the binding sewn to the quilt top you will fold the binding over the layered quilt edge to the quilt back. Attach the top and bottom binding strips the same as above. Video Tutorial. Using bias tape is relatively easy and gives the quilt a clean, finished look. After turning the bindings to the back, blind stitch using matching color thread. Usual Binding Methods: Traditional binding involves stitching a strip to the edge of the blanket and then wrapping it around the raw edges and topstitching into place, much like using bias tape. 1. Keep your quilt at maximum cuddliness by quilting it a little less than a cotton backed quilt. Once you are done quilting your fabric, trim the batting to contain the quilt top by sliding by a cutting mat in-between the batting and the backing. Thanks again. The fabric is folded in half before attaching to the quilt so when you fold it over the raw edge of the quilt, it also encapsulates the raw edge of the binding. Cut binding strips 1 3/4” x width of fabric. Your welcome Holly. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Bind the Quilt 1. With wrong sides together make your binding by pressing the strip matching raw edges. 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. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew the binding onto the quilt, stopping 1/4″ before the corner of the quilt. Since it is easy to follow the math using real numbers, I will demonstrate using an imaginary quilt … There will approximately an inch hanging over each end. This will be the seam line to complete the binding. Watch my video tutorial to learn: The difference between bias binding and straight cut (or quilt) binding. So I am a little dense and didn't understand this at all. Re: Jelly Rolls for binding? (Click on image for larger view. on Introduction. Look at some of the beautiful projects that were edged with flange binding. This post is about ways to use the BERNINA Binders for other projects besides quilts. This is also the least common for quilt binding (most commonly used for straps on tops and dresses, to minimise any stretch – which can lead to wardrobe malfunction). The horizontal sides of the quilt are easy and require only one piece of fabric for the binding – the sky on top and the grass on the bottom. Normally I sew my binding pieces together on the bias but with this type of binding it is easier to sew them together square on so everything matches up when attached to the quilt. Jen, thank you so much for the information on multiple pieced binding fabric. Leaving a 'tail' of 3", place under the machine foot and stitch using a ¼” seam allowance. Repeat for the other 3 corners. Figo Fabrics Lucky Log Cabins binding and backing. Constant folding might weaken the seam over time. Thanks for giving me the confidence to try matching my binding to my quilt blocks! Mark the top strip on the diagonal, beginning and ending the line at the inward corner where the two strips intersect. After you have finished quilting, use your sewing machine to stitch in a straight line... 2. Thanks for passing this neat info on to us, Jen. Choose a fabric that looks good with the quilt top, because the backing fabric will be the edging for the top of the quilt. Quilt binding is a protective fabric covering that goes over the raw edge of the quilt sandwich. Beginners may find it easier to use a self-binding technique. It's a great Christmas-y pattern to show off large cuts of fabric! First, add up the sides of your quilt then divide by the usable WOF of your yardage. I did this for each section on each side of the quilt making sure to add on a ½″ to each piece for the seam allowance. The bottom green grass section was 4 inches so I cut he piece  4 ½″ in length. Using the little red Wonder Clips secure the binding and hand sew in place. Quilting Questions If this is your first visit to the Missouri Star Quilt Co's "Quilter's Forum", be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Begin sewing the binding. The sides are a bit more time consuming and fiddly but well worth the time spent for the final result. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Again, thank you very much. Two-Tone Quilt Binding: In most cases when making a quilt, the maker finishes the raw edges by sewing on a binding. I know it’s not the best in the quilting world to bind your quilts from the backing fabric….but I do it. Precut and Packaged Binding Tape: This is sold as a notion in fabric stores. A piece of backing fabric at least 3″ longer and 3″ wider than the quilt top. An Instructable for people who already know how to put a binding on a quilt, but want to mix it up a bit. Yup: glue. See many examples and go through each step with her to start binding your quilts with this fun technique. This technique uses two fabric strips sewn together to make the binding strip. As it turns out, the two pieces of cat fabric that I will use for the set are both green. 2 years ago There is a great tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.Since I do not do self-binding quilting often, I … To do this a pieced binding has to be made and each side has to be made separately and put onto the quilt one at a time. Quilt Binding in Cross Grain This binding is cut in strips that are perpendicular (90 degrees) to the selvage and this is by far the most popular method among quilters because it seems to be the most economical use of fabric and easy to cut, iron and sew. The more dense the quilting on any quilt, the more stiff it tends to be. The mitre on the overhang at the edge I just fiddle with until I am happy with the look – it is very fiddly and fussy. The measurements that I prefer to use for each of those fabrics are as follows: Binding fabric 1-1/4″ wide and Flange fabric 1-1/2″ wide. Working on the front of the quilt, start in the middle of one and place the binding raw edge to raw edge. Both vertical binding strips sewn on and ready to be sewn to back. I’ve decided on the binding fabric. The Use Of Neutral Colors For Quilting. I still am having trouble with the miter at the end, as to how you are folding the final half inch overhang. quilt, sew off the corner edge of quilt edge of quilt binding strip Figure 3 edge of quilt binding strips Mark a line where the binding strips meet at the angle. Step 2: Sewing the Strips Together. If it's a scrappy quilt, I prefer a scrappy binding, and that's a great way to use up scraps from the quilt. I love this sewing room workhorse, so I created a short video tutorial for you on how to finish your quilt using double fold bias binding. Lay out pieces along the side so they are in the correct position. If your binding is also flannel, that’s a good idea. See many examples and go through each step with her to start binding your quilts with this fun technique. It is like pulling a needle through plastic. If you prefer “wider” bindings, then you could use the following measurements: Binding fabric 1-1/2″ wide and Flange fabric 1-3/4″ wide. Fold under the binding and mitre the top corner on the back of the quilt. 5 Tricks for Finding the Best Fabric. The only thing I do differently when backing a quilt with minky instead of regular cotton is to make sure I cut wide enough strips (2.5″ usually) and test to make sure there is enough binding to fully cover the initial stitch line. Self-Binding Quilt Tutorial Self Binding means: Bring the quilt backing to the front and using it as your binding, I am bring this over from The Quilt Ladies, this post is used and asked for all the time, Thank you for that. Easy fix. 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