Sunday, October 5, 2008

Perfect Fitting Binding Everytime

Leaving a 6" tail begin sewing binding on. Continue sewing binding around quilt. Leave a 10-12" gap between the beginning of the binding and the end.

Finger bind until ends meet. Fold eachside back on th itself. Leaving a 1/2" space in between.

Trim ends so that from the 1/2" gap they are half of the width of your binding. (ie.. 1 1/4" if binding is 2 1/2")
Sew a diagonal seam to join binding ends. Trim to 1/4" Wha la your binding fits perfectly. Sew into place. You are now ready to turn and hand stitch in place.







17 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I have not figured out a way to do this yet, so I will have to try your method next. I am always off somehow.

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  2. Thanks for the little Tute!
    I do my binding somewhat similar, but have a heck of a time with it until I've laid it our right...which can take about 10-15 minutes!!! Will have to give your way a try... Looks much simpler! 8-)

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  3. this looks so much simpler than what i do. i'm definitely giving this a try.

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  4. That is really neat. I will try it on my next quilt. Thanks for stopping by. It's a pleasure to follow your blog. I am so happy I found this community of quilters!

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I did not know of yours but now I do. I will mark it and follow your quilting endeavors.

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  6. Great tutorial! I learned how to to do a basic binding from a blog tutorial (& then showed my mom, mother-in-law & friend). I missed this step before - Thanks! It's crazy how much I have learned from talented bloggers. BTW, I seriously love that quilt, especially the little people - SO CUTE!! One of these days, I need to learn how to do applique!

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  7. It is only about 12 months or so ago I was shown this method of joining the binding - fabulous isn't it? Much neater than any other way.
    Hugs - Lurline.

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  8. Ahh, you make it look so easy. I always have to play around before I get it right. By the way, that quilting is great!

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  9. You did a real nice job of showing us how to do this binding. Thanks!

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  10. Very nice tutorial. This seems better than what I've been doing. I'll definitely try it on my next quilt. Thanks for sharing. Loved the quilt show, too.

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  11. This sounds easy,and I've never heard of it! I thought I'd seen every binding technique there was, but I missed this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I've seen this before but not explained as well! Thank You :)

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  13. Maybe if I follow your instructions when I bind a quilt I can do that the right way. I screw it up every time when I try to do it diagonally. Nice tutorial!

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  14. This is THE greatest tip ever! I hate doing bindings and tried several ways to make the ends meet. It never works the way I want to. I tried your way of doing it and it fitted perfectly!I'll bookmark the tutorial and I'll pass it on! You rock!

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  15. Loved your perfect binding demo. I was wondering, how much of a gap do I leave if I usually do my binding 2 1/4"??
    Nettie

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  16. I come back here everytime to make sure I have it right! tonight it's doll quilts for my etsy shop - thanks again :)

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  17. Thanks for a great Tutorial... Ive linked it up in My QUilt Class 101 series.. you can see here
    http://chasingcottons.blogspot.com/2011/07/quilt-class-101-week-12-binding.html
    Hope thats ok... Links to this tutorial..

    Thank you xx Bec

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