Quilt Binding Made Simple

You’ve spent hours piecing together that quilt or special project and now what?  The edges need to be finished with binding…. Sometimes, this can be a daunting task.  Let’s break quilt binding down into bite size steps and take the “stress” out of the task!

Quilt binding does not have to be stressful.  Let's learn the basics at The Sewing Loft.

This project is for all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button

Quilt Binding Basics

 

You will need to start with a long continuous strip of bias binding or straight grain binding. (maker’s choice.)

  1. Press 3″ wide strip in half to create a 1 1/2″ long strip with the right sides exposed.  Tuck and press under 1/4″ at the short edge for a clean finish.  Place and pin binding along the front bottom edge of quilt; raw edge to raw edge.  Using 3/8″ seam allowance, stitch in place; stopping 3/8″ from the corner.  Back stitch to secure.Quilt binding does not have to be stressful.  Let's learn the basics at The Sewing Loft.
  2.  To miter your corners, flip your binding piece up to form a 45 degree angle.  Then fold back down matching raw edge to raw edge of quilt.  Secure with pins and repeat step one.  Repeat these two steps around the remaining corners. Trim excess threads and clip corners.Quilt binding does not have to be stressful.  Let's learn the basics at The Sewing Loft.
  3. Flip and fold the edge of binding to the back and secure with pins.  Stitch in place to secure.Quilt binding does not have to be stressful.  Let's learn the basics at The Sewing Loft.

Quilt binding can be easy and stress free with a little prep work.  Just take your time and go slow.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the visuals…and the reminder to take your time. I need to make that my mantra!

  2. I agree, the visuals are a huge help!

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