Quilt Binding Tricks You Never Knew About, But Have Always Needed!

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Binding strips are cut 2 1/4″ wide.

Measure around the perimeter of your quilt to determine how many strips you’ll need to sew together to make a binding strip long enough to make it all the way around the edges of your quilt. PLUS at least 12 inches.

Measure the length of your strips to determine how many strips you’ll need to sew together to make this one long strip.

If you’re binding a curved edge you’ll need to cut your binding on the bias.

This gives your binding the extra flex necessary to bend with the curves.

A great tip is to place your binding all the way around you quilt prior to any sewing.

Before you sew your binding to the edge Julie suggests you prepare the end of your binding where you’re going to start stitching from.  Open the folded binding and fold it over to make a little triangle at the end.  Finger press or press it with your iron to make a 45 Degree Angle. Trim off the formed triangle leaving quarter inch of fabric that is now the folded and pressed.  Re-fold the binding strip in half. This end is now ready to receive the other end of the binding after the strip has been sewn all the way around the edge of your quilt.

Before you start sewing pin the complete strip all the way around the perimeter.

This insures you don’t have any binding strip seams at your corners. If any do appear simply move your binding to start a different point.

Julie also has a great suggestion on how to determine exactly how close your binding to each corner. This one you’ll want to write down so you don’t forget. It’s a really neat tip.

Immediately Below this Video is another Julie Video that shows you

how to make perfect mitered corners.

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9 Responses to “Quilt Binding Tricks You Never Knew About, But Have Always Needed!”

  1. Yvonne Howell

    Oct 09. 2015

    Thank you!

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  2. Linda Frankiewicz

    Oct 09. 2015

    Great video! Thank you

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    Oct 09. 2015

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  6. Tamara McFadden

    Oct 09. 2015

    Thank you so much. That was very kind of you to offer free tips. 🙂

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    Oct 10. 2015

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