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Start off by cutting your binding fabric into strips. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. A quilt is all about the fabric used to make it. Learn how easy this binding technique is by using ripped fabrics. Most quilters avoid using two equally-sized pieces of fabric to make quilt backing because that technique puts the seam that links the panels together along the quilt's midpoint, where quilts are often folded. If you are planning on hand binding your quilt, do not use this kind. Leaving a 'tail' of 3", place under the machine foot and stitch using a ¼” seam allowance. If you use a walking foot when sewing on quilt binding (or mini-quilt binding), it will keep the top layer of the binding from shifting ahead of the bottom layer, which causes puckers and wonky binding. To determine your yardage, you will need to know the length and width of the quilt top. … Hand stitch in place. Trim off excess fabric to ½″. This will be the seam line to complete the binding. This technique produces continuous bias binding from one piece of fabric, using only two seams! Just a few days ago I received this comment on my original post: … Continue reading "Self-binding a Quilt Tutorial" A piece of backing fabric at least 3″ longer and 3″ wider than the quilt top. The bottom green grass section was 4 inches so I cut he piece  4 ½″ in length. Clip binding in place and hand sew to back. If it's a scrappy quilt, I prefer a scrappy binding, and that's a great way to use up scraps from the quilt. Not much math needed to figure this out! Your quilt’s edges can be finished with triangular, folded-fabric embellishments called … It tends to not lay flat after it's been washed. Using a zigzag stitch, sew around the combination of the binding and quilt … DO NOT use this for quilts. For a medium size quilt with a 3/8″ binding, I cut strips 2¼” wide, stitch them together with diagonal seams end to end, then fold the binding in half as I put it on the quilt, not beforehand with the iron. 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. 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. This binding is made of fabric 50% polyester/50% cotton and is quite different in quality than your typical quilt fabric. In traditional quilting, the binding is made from a separate strip of fabric that is sewn onto the quilt. I’ve decided on the binding fabric. I did cut each piece a couple of inches longer than needed as extra is needed to fold under to the back and finish the edge. From the pictures it is the same on both sides. I did that on a piece as well, but I only had three different colors to deal with. I almost always use different color or different fabric strips for my binding, especially on quilts for kids. Jen, thank you so much for the information on multiple pieced binding fabric. It gives an interesting finish. Oct 3, 2012 - Welcome to my tutorial on Double Sided Binding . But the use of neutral colors can be very good too. This will be the seam line to complete the binding. The edges of the binding are flush with the top and bottom of the quilt. First of all measure each coloured section at the edge of the quilt. The pillowcase binding method, sometimes also called “birthing” a quilt, is an easy way to bind this kind of everyday, working quilt. The advantage of using neutral colors is that they merge with all the fabric colors. Trim the selvedges from the short ends of each strip and join the short edges of each strip to the next with right sides together and using 1/4" seams. I love this method and I think you will too! Constant folding might weaken the seam over time. If your binding fabric is less than or equal to 1 yard, then typically the length of your fabric will be about 40-44″. Make Continuous Crosswise Grain Quilt Binding Strips Place two fabric strips right sides together, perpendicular to each other as shown, top left. Fold corner over and pin in place. 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. Easy fix. The sides are a bit more time consuming and fiddly but well worth the time spent for the final result. Trim the batting appropriately and press the binding. The Use Of Neutral Colors For Quilting. After you have finished quilting, use your sewing machine to stitch in a straight line... 2. 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. 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