What a wonderful tutorial Heather!! I have just started quilting, so I am new to binding. This is very clear. Great tutorial! I learn so much by reading your blog. This looks very easy. Thanks for your blog writings. Here goes. Thanks! --Wendy. Thank you for the info. I’m feeling much better now. ( Log Out / Great tutorial. Thank you! I can’t wait to see what you come out with next! Hope that’s OK? Folding the quilt in half lengthwise and width-wise helps to … You have explained so much, I have learnt a lot from the video. Thankyou for the wonderful tutorial, patterns and your blog. You have made the process very clear. Over 2-1/2 years later, your tutorial is priceless. this is great. Thanks for the tips. It will fit exactly over the top of the quilt. Place clips to hold everything in place. Yay! Thank you for this excellent tutorial. At which point I faced an conundrum: sew the back of the binding on by hand, or use my machine? This came at just the right time for me. This tutorial was just what I needed to bind my placemats with odd angles. I have binding to put on some table toppers with odd angles. Step 4. A picture is worth a thousand words and the series of images really explain this technique….thanks for posting them. Today I remembered that I saw this a while back in your blog. This really helped. I absolutely love your Diamond Diva pattern, the fabric too. Fold the binding strip back so its square to the edge, notice how it creates a nice 45 deg angle. have signed up for “trends and traditions”. Thanks to for the chance to have the patterns…you just can’t have too many table toppers!!! Your tutorial is very well written! That’s my way of learning, so I appreciate all your great pictures. For this method, the quilt's backing fabric is trimmed straight and wrapped around to the front of the quilt and stitched in place to form the binding. Prepare the Quilt for Binding Janet Wickell / The Spruce I love your blog. project to ring in the New Year! Thanks for the great tutorial. That would make my new year fabulous! I LOVE the patterns as well. They are great. We spent New Year’s Day as we always do, eating New Year’s pancakes. I love the patterns, and would love to win one. I still struggled with the top point. When it’s finished, I’ll figure out how to upload a picture. Thanks for opening up a giveaway. If I had more time, I would finished off the quilt edge by making a hexagon facing (see Bad Skirt for her drool worthy tutorial). Thank you for the great tutorial! I love your fabric and patterns and I’m currently making the Sanibel free pattern quilt. Thanks for the tutorial Heather! Sometimes also called “birthing” a quilt. It really helps to see the mistakes too and what causes them! Thanks for the great giveaway and tutorial Heather. I start by drawing my stitching line, about 1/4″ away from the raw edge of the quilt. Again, thank you. Thanks again. Quilt binding is often the last step in finishing a quilt and an important one! Thank you so much for the binding tutorial. I would love to win some of your lovely patterns – hope you pick my entry! Maybe my messy mitred corners will be a bit better now. ( Log Out / It’s my goal to try some new quilting techniques this year, so hopefully I win! I live in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. I appreciate your detailed instructions and photos along with the what not to do stuff! If you get too much fabric into the corner, it will look like this. How simple this looks! It seems like it took FOREVER to get it cut out, but now that it’s ready to quilt for my niece, I count it as time very well spent! Thanks for the tutorial…I will be back to it when I have the top done! Your patterns are so fresh. Learn how to handle binding for Double Wedding Ring quilts and others with irregular edges. Thank you! thanks for a chance of winning. Thank you for the chance. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I will definitely print and keep this one! Step 1. Quilt binding can be constructed from a fabric that's already been used in the design, or with any other fabric that works with the layout. Perfect timing for this tutorial as I am working on one of your patterns from Sizzling Sixties now and it has outer and inner borders! I will use your tips on the table runner I just made. Never thought it would be done in the same way as my regular binding. Sew straight. (I have it linked on the Tutorials page of my blog, btw. Instead of applying a binding, you simply sew around the edges of the quilt sandwich as if it were a giant pillowcase, leaving an opening on one side that’s big enough to turn the “pillowcase” inside out. I always ended up with to much fabric and could never figure out why, Thank you I will try this the next time I make something with odd corners. Drawing pencil lines and using a pin to get the fold just right will be a great help! What a fun way to start a new year. Thanks so much for this valuable tutorial as now I can finally finish this WIP! See more ideas about Quilts, Quilt binding, Quilting tips. when you’re ready to use one of the techniques, be sure to read through all of the steps before proceeding. The facing method allows you to avoid mitering every corner. With the quilt top face up, press the binding away from the quilt, working one edge at a time. It’s good to know that this method works on other angle sizes too. I just finished the Diamond Diva table toppers and runner – but was unsure of how to bind those corners! She loves it. Thanks for the great explanation and photos for binding odd angle corners. Doing bindings on octagon corners is no easy for me, but yours look wonderful. Thanks for the binding tutorial, especially since I have table runners and table toppers stacked up for stitching during January. The hint with the pin and 90 degrees from the point really did the trick! I’ve not done this before. There you go – something new learned in 2011 already -thanks Instead of applying a binding, you simply sew around the edges of the quilt sandwich as if it were a giant pillowcase, leaving an opening on one … Step 3. This forms a diagonal line and hides the raw starting edge of the binding strip. Thanks for the tutorial. Thank you! April 14, 2020 IraRott Tutorials Animal Quilt, Animal Rug, IraRott Quilting, Irregular Quilt Edges, Modern Quilting, No Binding, Quilt Rugs, Quilting, Quilting Tutorial Leave a comment. Thank you, Heather, for that great tutorial. Sewing binding around a quilt's edges is one of the final steps in quiltmaking. Many thanks. I have never drawn the corner before sewing but I can easily see where that will be a big help. Makes perfect sense now. Nice to know you gals are out there to help us. It was very helpful. Happy day! I have the mitered corners down but since the quilt has a zig zag edge, I will have /\ corners and \/ corners, if you understand what I mean. To make a facing for your art quilt, you will make a “frame” for the quilt back out of 2 1/2″ strips. ~Rita, I just made my first ever quilt as you go project it is a table runner and I didn’t know how to turn the corners because there not normal corners . This is Exactly what I have been struggling with! Thank you for the tutorial on binding. With the dawning of a new year, a lot of bloggers are reflecting on the past year. Beautiful examples and very clear pictures…that’s the best way for me to learn. Heather, Thank you so much for the great tutorial. Your quilt patterns are always so appealing! Binding intimidates me so yes I need the patterns! It’s very helpful! Fold back so the edge of the binding runs along the edge of the quilt. I am often hesitant about trying new things, but the way you explain is easy to understand. Steph. Thanks. I am a newbie at quilting. I will have to try that pin trick. I wonder if there is a different way you do the top point then the other corners? Your photos are great for showing when you don’t make that turn just right…..wonderful, wonderful. It is often used for art quilts, but it can be used for any quilt where the binding may distract from the front, or when you want your colours or shapes to continue right to the edge of your quilt. Thanks for the tips Heather. Thanks for the info on the binding, really appreciate all the close up photos. Heather, thank you for showing us this helpful tutorial. The extra layer adds durability to a quilt's edges. Hi! Thanks for the tutorial. I have done a few of these angles and this really helps explains how to get really pro looking results. You should be in the final stages of assembling the quilt. You have made it clearer for me Mary Ellen. Wow! You did a excellent job of showing the correct and incorrect way to do that type of binding Heather. I have to confess that my mind is __________ blank, so I think I will skip the reflection and share something quilting related. Thanks. I need all the too-power I can get! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. Have you noticed that this is the same steps that you go through when binding a regular 90-degree corner, too much fabric or not quite enough fabric, Joyful Stitcher Info and Summer Stich Along, gorgeous…Paula…..firstname.lastname@example.org, http://millerslastresort.blogspot.com/2010/05/oh-my-goodness.html. My son bought me two of your books for Christmas but I’d love to have more Thanks so much for the giveaway. Binding keeps the edges intact and can add another element to the quilt's design. Stop about 2 inches from the beginning of the binding. Had a great day. What a fun pattern you designed with great directions as well. Thanks for the useful tutorial. You have confirmed what I had thought was the case. A knife-edge finish is also called knife-edge binding, but it’s really not a true binding. After hand-stitching the binding, the corner should look like this: There are a few things to watch out for, and they usually involved getting too much fabric or not quite enough fabric into the tuck/miter at the corner. I’ve bookmarked your blog for future reference and to see what else you are sharing. Then I decided to ask the question on google and woo and behold there you were. I’ve been wanting to try a table runner, but I’ve been afraid of the binding. I might just be more adventurous now. Stop sewing before you reach the corner of the quilt, ending the seam the same distance from the approaching quilt edge as the width of the seam allowance. Making your own bias tape is more economical and gives you a limitless selection of colors and designs for your quilt finish. It helped me alot. ( Log Out / Now at least I know what I was doing wrong! Thanks for a great tutorial and a fun giveaway! Thanks for the tutorial. I had to do the first corner four times before I was happy, but the rest came out perfect first time. The facing method allows you to avoid mitering every corner. Thank you. Press over end of the beginning of binding. It allows you to take the quilting all the way to the edge, can add a nice professional and more artful looking finish, (especially to a smaller quilt) and I also find quilts seem to hang better and flatter with this method. Thanks! the angle last night at 11:30 and knew better than to look for info that time of night with work looming in the morning. email@example.com. The you for the best tutorial on hexagone binding. Thanks for the tips and the giveaway. The final crease of the binding will stay folded so that all raw edges are enclosed. It works a treat. I’ve had a lot of requests for directions for my method of using a facing to finish an art quilt, instead of a traditional binding, so I decided it was time for a tutorial! I have tried binding odd angles and it was a struggle. Thank you I have watched enjoyed learning this several times. Oct 20, 2020 - Quilt borders, bindings, edges, and backings. Wow, I love it. I recently bought your shams book and it was perfect for what I needed! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! I’m going to be sure to bookmark it for future use! Thank you! I’m wanting to try and get into something other than square corners soon. See how there isn’t quite enough fabric to make a nice mitered corner? Thanks for the great tutorial. Happy New Year to you – I’m too excited to see what you make this year! Continue around the edge of the quilt, gluing, pressing and adding clips; the glue works quickly so the clips don’t need to stay in place for long. Your tutorials are so easy to follow and helpful. February 18, 2019 Tutorials. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Thank you for the tip! Sew to the back of one side of the quilt with right sides together. Hmmmm, New Year’s resolution – improve the miter on my binding. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and skill in such easy but detailed directions. My machine quilter binds them for me ; ) Goal in 2011: Learn to bind my own projects! It’s sewn in place. Was the first one of each of these style quilts I have tried, but I thought they turned out okay! Thanks Heather for all the great pictures with your tutorial! Thanks for the demo, the last time I did a project with corners like these mine looked like you “not” photos. Thanks. Thanks! Love your pictures and description! See more ideas about Quilts, Quilt binding, Quilting tips. Now fold the binding straight up, so it makes a straight line with the raw edge of the quilt as shown. Do you have a tutorial on binding scalloped quilts? Quilt binding can be constructed from a fabric that's already been used in the design, or with any other fabric that works with the layout. Mary Beth. The last two photos of the “wrongs” really is so helpful. Thanks for sharing. Thank you! I always had a struggle with these types of corners. quilt edges. It was really helpful that you also included pictures of how one can do wrong, and what the result will be. After all, I assume most of you come here to learn something about quilting anyways. I had completed a one block wonder and did not square my quilt thus hexagonal with odd angles and inverted corners. The record is well over a dozen. I’ve never tried to bind those kind of corners, but your explanation was great! Made the dreaded binding so simple. ). Taper the edges of the quilt coming towards the corner starting about an inch away. Thanks for this tutorial. My last table runner is beautiful, thanks to your blog! Hope you have a wonderful year. This type of binding protects the quilt's edges with just a single layer of fabric. This tutorial is well written and illustrated and is super easy to follow. Thank you so much for showing how to do these weird corners! What a wonderful tutorial! problem solved! I am fairly new to quilting and I found your binding tutorial just too late for my present giving. Pull the quilt edge toward the straight of the binding and sew to the next point. It’s really important that your 90-degree corner is perfectly even with that outermost point of the quilt and with the point where the quilt angles up to the left. The pictures and explanation were great – particularly where you showed us how it would look if we got too much or too little fabric in the fold. I have just been binding a table runner that has 135 degree corners – a quick web search brought up your excellent instructions which made what could have been a problem an easy job. Thanks for this tutorial. Cut 2 strips 2 1/2″ x the width of two opposite sides of your quilt–I usually start with the top and the bottom. I have 3 of them. I may just have to try it! I’m glad it was there today when I needed to see it. I learn something each time I read them. It seemed like a lot of work at the time but it’s fun to try different things. Facing a quilt is a way to bind your quilt without having the binding show on the front. 4. Binding can be made from a single layer of fabric, but two layers (called double-fold binding) are much more durable. Thank you so much for the wonderful advise! The folded edge should be facing in toward the quilt top. If there was ever a better reason than making a new quilt, I can’t think of it. I love the idea of pancakes for New Year’s Day; I’ll have to remember that! Thank you. I am sure I need more practice. I would love to try it! I live in NW Ontario, Canada. Interesting! Thanks! Lay your tape on the edge of the quilt, starting away from the corners; match the raw edges, and make a mark two to three inches from the beginning of the tape. very pretty. Thank you very much for all your hard working instructions and website. Your to examples look exactly like what I was doing. I also really admire your knitting endeavors. are gentle, curves are easy to bind with bias strips. Thanks again P.S. Your instructions are always spot on. Now I can finish them up in a hurry:). Either way, it’s just an excuse to hang out a little longer and enjoy more food! Excellent tutorial!!! Starting at the top and the bottom edges of your quilt, cut two strips of fabric each 2" wide and a wee bit longer then your top and bottom edges. The facing method allows you to avoid mitering every corner. After hand-sewing that corner, it will look like this. You do lovely work. I just finished 2 table toppers and your advice about the odd shaped corner worked geat. Thank you for the tutorial! Heather thank you so much for doing this tutorial. It just takes a little practice. The photos are perfect and the instructions are so clear. I always struggle with corners on binding. I am binding a charm quilt which has a zig zag edge. You are a lifesaver!!!! Thank you! Thanks very much. Thanks for that little tutorial – the pin placement is exactly what I needed to know! It’s just another element of FINISHING – always the hardest part for me. Thanks, Heather. For this method, the quilt's backing fabric is trimmed straight and wrapped around to the front of the quilt and stitched in place to form the binding. This is so much more clear than any of the other tutorials I have found. At the point of the video, your quilt should be complete up to attaching the binding. And what lovely quilts to learn on! I really like the what if I do it wrong pictures also. (rather than a Roast Beef or the like). I usually get too much fabric and get that lump..ugh! just found your tutorial on binding odd out side corners and sure glad I did. I have asked quilt shop owners how to do this as it is common on tablerunner patterns but they all give different answers. I still have a hexie quilt to bind, and this is just in time for that. We are our own worst critic! I haven’t done any quilts other than rectangles or squares and would like to branch out, so this will be very helpful. Since this is such a small piece modifications were done to how I normally finish off the binding. Happy New Year – I love playing card games when family gather – we usually play Skip-Bo or Phase 10, as they are perfect games for the pre-teen set . Contact Us Quilt with Marci Baker 709 Knollwood Cir Fort Collins, CO 80524 970-224-1336 Thank you, thank you, my corners have always humped alittle and I was so tired my trying to fix them. Now fold the binding straight up, so it makes a straight line with the raw edge of the quilt as shown. I don’t expect to win anything, as I am too far away in Scotland.Just wanted to say I love your blog. Also liked that you included what corners should not look like. That’s the method I use for doing my binding corners. So well illustrated through the photos and directions! Thanks so much. and it is on my “get-done” list this year. Press the binding in half lengthwise and press. You are a very talented quilter and designer. It’s kinda what I’ve been doing, but now I see why it turns out sometimes, and sometimes doesn’t. Use a ruler to lightly mark a cut line on the fabric. I experimented on a runner once before with odd corners and they came out okay – but that pin tip is the trick. Great tutorial, thank you so much, I have always had problems binding on this angle. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize!! Cheers Joanne. I am so ready to make one of your pretty table runners! There are many different ways to finish the edge of your quilt. Ohhhhh, that is why my corners look the way they do. I’ve had so much trouble in the past. I have used your binding tutorials a number of times. I was working on a project with odd angles, so this was just what I needed to make a perfect binding. See more ideas about quilt border, quilts, quilt patterns. Thanks Heather for another great tutorial. Make sure pull the binding all the way up, as far as your stitching will let you. Quilt Fabric Grain Best for Binding . Wishing you a happy, healthy 2011! Now I insert a pin at a 90-degree angle from the outer point of the quilt. Thank you for sharing. I found this post great! I have your book, “On the Run” and have made many toppers out of it. It’s frustrating to put all the work in and not have the binding turn out well. I have several table toppers with the odd angle corners waiting for binding. As always it is super helpful. I knew how to do 90 degree corners, but not the odd angled corners. Start and end the binding using a pocket method that requires no math. I was so happy the day I found your blog! Some duplication because I find some tutorials clearer than others. When you’re happy with the marked corners/edges, carefully cut out along the line with your rotary cutter or scissors. Can’t wait for the next post … surely do enjoy your blog! I needed to attach binding to a tabletopper that didn’t have square corners and I wasn’t sure how to do it. The oopsies photos are a great help. I will put a link to this post under my tutorials tab, so you can easily look up this post for future reference. Trim the edges evenly. Folding the quilt in half lengthwise and width-wise helps to make sure it is generally squared-up. So I’d LOVE to try the larger angles! You are such a talented quilter….I love your tablerunners as well as all of your other projects! This is a great way to bind the odd corners. Thank you too, for the chance to win a pattern! Your tips are a great help! oh my gosh…. After finishing a table runner with a fancy edge, bind it to finish your quilting project. Thanks for the detailed instructions. firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s a close-up of that again. See more ideas about Sewing binding, Sewing, Quilt binding. Slowly sew around the curved edge easing the binding into place. I’ve always enjoying viewing your works made of different shapes, Heather, especially hexagons. I have made the Diamond Diva 4 color topper. It seems like a tedious process, … I have the mitered corners down but since the quilt has a zig zag edge, I will have /\ corners and \/ corners, if you understand what I mean. I made this English paper pieced hexagon quilt for my fifth-born child’s first birthday. Now thanks to your post I will be able to get one right. Like the original early-nineteenth century Sidmouth quilt from The Quilter’s Guild Collection, Susan Briscoe’s Sidmouth Revisited reproduction quilt (as featured in Issue 15 of Today’s Quilter magazine) was finished in this way, which gives the quilt a firmer, flatter edge. Thanks for sharing them with us….and yes, I would love to win one (or more) of your patterns! Laura. This is by far the best way to learn. Thank you. I really hope to try it out soon. Hopefully I can make better corners on my projects with this helpful hint. What a wonderful tutorial! Thanks for taking the time to share. 2 Cut your binding on the bias. when you do things they look so simple. Tip #2 – Flannel Binding This is a fun way to finish flannel quilts for children. Wendy writes: I love your web site and find it very useful. Congratulations to the lucky person who wins the patterns–I hope it’s me!! Those patterns are adorable. No binding (pillowcase method). Thanks for the great tutorial – the step-by-step pictures are very helpful. Quilt binding can be sewn to the quilt in several ways, and one method uses continuous double-fold strips of fabric, which are long fabric strips folded in half to create a double layer before sewing. 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