Binding a Quilt

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Roxana Posted: Thu, Apr 24 2014 10:48 AM

I personally sew all my binding on the machine so when sewing the final step (folded over binding), I always use thread in my needle and my bobbin that match the binding because sometimes it shows. What do you do? Can you add anything that would be helpful to a beginner or a technique that would help some of us still learning?!

Many quilters prefer bias binding because they believe that it wears better than straight-grain bindings because the fibers in the fabric are not aligned with the edge of the quilt project. Both methods are illustrated here.

I hope you find these videos helpful. I learned quite a bit. On other cases they were welcome refreshers. The different presenters have different methods. Practice first and determine what method works best for you.

Please add to this thread any tips that you may have on making the binding process easier for us all (or helpful for a beginner). You may know of other tutorials that you can post. 

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Roxana replied on Thu, Apr 24 2014 10:52 AM

PRESENTATION OF BINDING FROM QUILTY:

Part 1:——  http://www.qnntv.com/videos/1095-how-make-quilt-binding/
Mary Fons challenges Ebony Love to make us love binding our quilts. In this episode, they illustrate making the binding into one continuos strip.

Part 2: —— http://www.qnntv.com/videos/1098-attach-binding-quilt/
This binding tutorial provides tips and various techniques to make a perfectly finished quilt. In this episode, Ebony teaches applying the binding to the the quilt and mitering the corners.

Part 3:——  http://www.qnntv.com/videos/1099-quilt-binding-turning/
Mary Fons and Ebony Love talk about turning the quilt binding with various techniques from hand-stitching to machine stiching-in-the-ditch to machine stitching with a narrow zig-zag stitch. She shows how to beautifully turn the binding so that your corners miter perfectly!

http://www.qnntv.com/videos/0027_binding-with-patrick-lose/
Patrick Lose has his favorite way to bind a quilt. Learn how he miters his corners!

http://www.leahday.com/art-bindingbymachine/
A tutorial and a video!


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Roxana replied on Thu, Apr 24 2014 10:57 AM

BIAS Binding:

http://www.qnntv.com/videos/0063heart-to-heart-part-3/

It’s time to bind the Heart to Heart table runner which has a scalloped edge. Learn how to calculate the amount of fabric needed for bias binding. Patrick Lose makes it easy as he shows you the bias binding calculation formula, then shows you how to make the fabric strip that ultimately becomes the bias binding. (A GREAT video on SHOWING what I often try to follow in my quilt books! I loved this!) 

http://www.qnntv.com/videos/0065heart-to-heart-part-4/

Patrick Lose and special guest Kay Capps Cross finish the table topper project with bias binding. Patrick provides several important tips to remember, including folding and pressing the bias strip so the raw edges meet exactly. Also, learn a clean way to make your bias binding ends meet as you finish your table topper project.

http://www.qnntv.com/videos/0027_binding-with-patrick-lose/

Patrick Lose has his favorite way to bind a quilt. Learn how he miters his corners!

A PDF on Binding:

http://www.fonsandporter.com/articles/Binding_How_to_Instructions
Download this one to your computer.

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Roxana replied on Thu, Apr 24 2014 10:59 AM
Tutorials on Binding the Quilt with the Quilt Backing

http://www.ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk/articles-newsletters/self-binding-quilts/
http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2014/01/binding-quilt-with-quilt-back.html

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Roxana replied on Thu, Apr 24 2014 11:38 AM

Another from Fons and Porter:

http://video.fonsandporter.com/videos/binding-by-machine/#.U1KcGouXGGw.email

 

Watch Jenny Doan explain how to do machine binding on a quilt with a quick and easy tutorial on using the sewing machine.  Just follow Jenny Doan’s lead on the video and learn to finish your quilt with your sewing machine.

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When I started quilting long ago, I of coarse did binding all wrong! I started looking at different resources to make my binding better, and easy for me! For the life of me seeing pictures in magazines didn't help. I could not understand the mitered corner.. Go figure, I'm a nurse! I made a million mitered corners on beds!! So, I finally found a video on utube that showed me how I wanted to do my bindings. Now, I have to add I do not do show quilts!  Also I have dropped several steps in my process of binding this way, which was easy because I practiced on all my quilts.  Who knows maybe you will like it, but just like everything in quilting, there are more than dozens of ways to do something. Or make up your own way, that's how people made these videos.  Experimenting.   My bindings always turn out with this technique! 

http://youtu.be/4PE0Yq9iGlc.   There are three parts to this video, this is the first one, you will see part 2 and 3 on utube.  

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Roxana replied on Sat, Jun 7 2014 8:36 AM

Debbie-do sent me a link this morning on "Joining the Ends of Double-fold Binding." It's PDF you can download and is well worth the read. Thanks, Debbie!

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Debbie-do replied on Sat, Jun 7 2014 10:18 AM

Roxana:

Debbie-do sent me a link this morning on "Joining the Ends of Double-fold Binding." It's PDF you can download and is well worth the read. Thanks, Debbie!

My pleasure!  This is what Diana showed us last year at the Smoky Mtn retreat.

 

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This is the method I have always used, so easy and always works, for those that learn by watching, I posted the utube tutorial of this method in the resource thread, under Binding the angel by Sharon Schamber. Excellent video on perfect bindings.   

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Mimi replied on Sat, Jun 7 2014 11:07 AM

Wonderful instructions, Debbie-do.  Thanks for sharing Roxana.  This is the way i bind all the time too Candis.  Printing it out now to keep handy.  Thanks ladies.

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Bonita replied on Sat, Jun 7 2014 11:19 AM

Thanks Debbie-do and Roxanna, I sved the file. Looks like an easy way to get that perfect fit.

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Debbie-do replied on Sat, Jun 7 2014 11:55 AM

I've been doing it this way for a few years too.  don't make the mistake I did and cut the tail a little longer for wiggle room... it'll be too big and won't finish well.  If anything, cut a smidge too short.  It always takes me a couple of tries to get that joint in the binding right so it isn't twisted. 

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This is also how I do the binding.  I have a sample on my bulletin board for quick reference.  Works great!

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Margaret replied on Fri, Jun 13 2014 1:59 PM

I just finished a landscape quilt of (and for) my grandson's new house.  I wanted to make the binding wider than  1/2 inches, more like 4" wide.  Is there a formula on how much binding to leave at the corner so that the corner miters square?  After much trial, I decided that an extension of 1" allowed that to happen.  I assume that each depth of binding requires a different amount.. Is there such a formula?

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Margaret replied on Fri, Jun 13 2014 1:59 PM

I just finished a landscape quilt of (and for) my grandson's new house.  I wanted to make the binding wider than  1/2 inches, more like 4" wide.  Is there a formula on how much binding to leave at the corner so that the corner miters square?  After much trial, I decided that an extension of 1" allowed that to happen.  I assume that each depth of binding requires a different amount.. Is there such a formula?

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