Friday, 27 July 2018

Quilt Binding Tutorial

Quick and easy custom quilt binding sewn entirely by machine.

Here's what you'll need:
The fabric I'm using is an old pillowcase.

Cut strips of fabric 2.5 inches wide.

Join the lengths at right angles and pin.

Sew diagonally across to join.

Trim the excess and press flat.

Fold in half, wrong sides together and press.

Line up raw edges of binding with raw edges of project.

Fold the end of the binding over slightly.

And sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

At each corner fold the binding to the right.

Then back on itself.

Before sewing along the next side.

Cut the binding a little after the start of stitching.

Fold the binding over to the back and pin in place.  It should just cover the line of stitching on the back of the project.

Stitch along the original line of stitching (stitch in the ditch).

And done!

Here's a close up, you can see the stitching has caught the binding on the back of the project.

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  1. Great tutorial. I have struggled with binding and just yesterday spent the afternoon with a friend who helped me with it. Now to finish. I like the idea of not having to handstitch the last part. I'll try that. Thanks again.

  2. Nice job and good tutorial I've never been successful doing that last step by machine, so I always hand stitch it. Good TV work.

  3. I just recently bound a quilt using that method. Not as successfully as you, though. Where was your tutorial two weeks ago?!?! :o((

  4. Great tutorial. Your binding looks perfect!