Doing Our Quilt Binding With Flange

 

 

This is a little different of a binding strip than we usually see.

It’s actually two strips stitched together.

The second strip creates the flange and should be either lighter or darker than the other piece.

In this case Rose Smith does her flange with one strip 1.75 inches or one and three quarters wide, and the other is 1.25 or one and one Quarter wide. They are stitched together with a 1/4 inch seam and press in half.

 


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22 Responses to “Doing Our Quilt Binding With Flange”

  1. Ulrike Uslar

    Apr 05. 2017

    Julie Rowlands I must try this!

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  2. Darlene Dave Tax

    Apr 05. 2017

    I wonder if you could still stitch the regular way and then stitch on the back, it would look better I think.

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  3. Kaye Gilley Hayden

    Apr 05. 2017

    I love this look. It adds more steps to the binding but is so worth it. Darlene, I am trying to wrap my mind around your comment. If by “regular” you mean sew binding to front first, it would not work. The$#%&!@*would end up on the backside of the quilt.

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  4. Rose Thomas

    May 15. 2017

    Thank you

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  5. Jenine Anderson Derix

    Aug 04. 2017

    This looks neat. I plan to try it out.

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  6. Laura Andrews

    Aug 04. 2017

    hum could you machine stitch it on the front side still?

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  7. Donna Prince

    Aug 04. 2017

    Yes it works great

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  8. Laura Andrews

    Aug 04. 2017

    thank you!

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  9. Pat Granaas

    Aug 05. 2017

    What did you do on the corners?

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  10. Suzanne Kinner

    Sep 06. 2017

    I love to use flanges but use them on outer border but not next to binding.

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  11. Lainie Pawlik

    Sep 07. 2017

    I will try that, thanks

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  12. Joanne Hall Diakow

    Sep 07. 2017

    I have used this method on my last 3 quilts….love it!!

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  13. Linda Ruby

    Sep 07. 2017

    I’m unsure if I like the looks of the back of the quilt, doing it this way, maybe I just need more practice.

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  14. Linda Ruby

    Sep 07. 2017

    but I think after watching her video she slip stitch by hand sewing the front, I was taught to machine sew it along the$#%&!@* that’s what didn’t look real straight. Maybe I will try it by handstitching.

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  15. Brenda Zebrynski

    Nov 27. 2017

    No video, just a blank black rectangle

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  16. Irene Cole

    Nov 27. 2017

    I Hve done this and love the look, it adds a little more to a special quilt.

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  17. Sharon Gurley

    Nov 27. 2017

    What is f****e

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  18. Cindy Smith

    Nov 27. 2017

    This is what google says> What is a$#%&!@* in quilting terms? Well, Webster has no definition, but it is simply a fabric accent that you can add to your quilting project. A$#%&!@*is like a thin fold of fabric sewn into a seam that adds dimension.

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  19. Suzanne Kinner

    Nov 28. 2017

    Think it really sets off a quilt.

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  20. Diane Deemer

    Mar 08. 2018

    I did this, and found that stitching in the ditch wanted to pull the$#%&!@*under so that it didn’t show much. Any suggestions?

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  21. Hazel Arnold

    Mar 09. 2018

    I did mine a different way than this, but my$#%&!@*was double thickness and was only sewn down on the seam side.

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  22. Carol

    Nov 12. 2018

    I’ve done f****e binding on my quilts many times. It always looks great and adds a really nice finish. I would like to mention that if you do binding this way, you’ll have the wonderful advantage of stitching the final part of the binding ‘in the ditch’ (with your machine instead of by hand) – right between the two colours of fabrics. It makes a very neat finish and you won’t see any stitches if you choose the right colour thread to match the skinny f****e! Try it, you’ll love it!!!
    PS: There’s some good tutorials on YouTube to show you how to join the ends of f****e binding. They’re worth watching. cheers!

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