From the archive - April 2009 - narrow quilt binding First in this short series of "cheat" posts to minimise my screen time over the holiday weekend is a quilty post - a binding for small quilts that I used a lot to make "Little Gems" and in the years since then for journal quilts. Use two different fabrics for your binding, and create binding with a little peek of another fabric for your quilting project. Click Here to like our Quiltville Friends Page on Facebook for more fun! I especially love it on baby quilts as the zigzag adds a lively little detail and is very robust. A narrow border added to a piece will help you do a continuous quilting; you move from one area to another by stitching-in-the-ditch along the border seam. ©2005-2021 All contents of this blog are the property of Bonnie K. Hunter, and cannot be reproduced in any way without prior written consent. After putting on the binding of the quilt, I have added an extra detail to the left side of the quilt: I’ve couched with 5 thick, metallic threads, ... And the bottom of the quilt, with another quilt hanger, but this one upside down, for weighting the narrow quilt down. For this we can use a single bias tape which is 1.5 inch wide ( total width). I use 2 1/4" binding and don't lose points. https://quilting.wonderhowto.com/how-to/quilt-narrow-binding-232853 Thank you for explaining this and for all that you do for us!!!! You can use this same technique with any size binding – simply adjust your measurements when joining the ends and cutting the binding. Snip the excess 1/4” beyond each seam as you cut the chain apart. Streifenenden wie unten dargestellt im 90° Winkel rechts auf rechts aufeinanderlegen. Doing this bit really well will given you an even, narrow, close fitting binding. $3.24 $ 3. Yesterday on QUILTsocial we learned 3 ways to applique circles onto a quilt.My art quilt featuring Northcott Stonehenge Elements fabrics is looking awesome! Decide how wide you want the binding strips to be. After I cut the strip ends with the Easy Angle, I then chain piece the perfect mitered joins, and bind my quilts just like Bonnie. I then press the whole strip in half matching raw edges with wrong sides together. It worked out pretty well, so here are the steps to follow for binding a hexagon-edged quilt. A 3" binding is recommended when you're learning to use these tools but after that you can create wider & narrower bindings. Place the loose tail of the binding flat against quilt, which means you are laying it over the head of the binding. It folds over on its own.Try it and you may like it. Binding is the last step to complete your quilt. It won't pull on your binding when you are sewing it together. 1. This is where you will begin machine quilting. Blanket binding is nearly two inches (four inches folded in half) of solid color around your quilt. That’s 7 pm UK time and 8pm for most of Europe! Bindings on these projects are normally hand stitched on the back. Don’t forget there is QUILT-CAM this AFTERNOON at 2pm Eastern! Calculate Quilt Binding Length . 13. Double-fold binding can be made from either straight-grain or bias strips. I usually cut my binding strips 2 ½" to allow for a double layer of fabric while adding binding. My binding actually comes out at about 3/8" wide instead of 1/4" wide (because the walking foot is wider than my 1/4" foot) so I pivot at 3/8" at the corners instead of 1/4". I am up to the binding stage on my lozenge quilt too. Nice job, Becca! There were two things I felt rather certain of: 1) the binding would need to be cut as narrow as possible and 2) it should be cut on the bias. With queen sized quilts you can’t go past a zigzag binding as it is just so fast! I had never heard that before and thought it was a great idea...also another reason to have an extra length of fabric for binding. I cut my binding strips 2 ¼“ wide, as I prefer the look of a narrow binding. Thanks, i have used this method before, but have difficulty with matching the two tails at the end. 4.7 out of 5 stars 237. I use the Easy Angle to cut my strip ends to join them. Jill O in Montana, Thanks Bonnie. Some folks may tell you it’s the only way to finish binding, but don’t you be bullied … it’s your choice. One thing you mentioned recently and was not in this tutorial was that you will cut your binding while sewing onto quilt if the seam is going to hit in the corner thus changing where the seam falls. Start your stitching in the V at the top, sewing across the diagonal, and exiting at the bottom corner of the strip. This technique uses two fabric strips sewn together to make the binding strip. Zigzag binding is a design element of its own and really adds a fun touch to a quilt. Traditionally, the binding is sewn to the front … Heather Thomas shows you several examples of quilts that utilize alternative fabrics, or fabrics that you don’t typically consider for quilting, including metals, silks and wools. Fold it back down again, with the mitered fold underneath and another fold at the top edge of the quilt corner. 1. I'm definitely going to try it with my next binding. It doesn't line up in a nice way for me. It keeps the stitching out of the miter, and holds very well. If I use a 2.5" binding I use a 3/8" seam.Most of the time I sew the binding on before I trim the excess from the quilt. You can bind a quilt in an hour instead of days. QuiltCAm at 11 am PNW time. After the quilt sandwich is complete, narrow fabric sewn around the outer edges makes up its binding. I hadn't seen that trick before. This keeps the binding from shifting and twisting while I sew it to the quilt. 2. Jul 18, 2014 - Becca (Bryan House Quilts blog) has a tutorial showing how to make selvage binding. Sewing bias binding onto the edges of fabric is a way to cover the raw edges and add interest to a garment, blanket, or other item. If you like its look, you can skip ahead to the ***. First, trim your quiltlet to the desired size, so that you have a firm, trim, straight edge. Start sewing 8-10 inches from the end of the binding. Also, if the border is narrow and you let it unquilted, it will look just like a real binding. Without ads, this blog would not be possible.Thank you for understanding the many hours that go into this blog 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Binding is the last step to complete your quilt. What is the best width for quilt binding? Save more with Subscribe & Save. Thanks for the Tip on folding down the corner and using the Pin to mark for that final connection. See the photo below. What Is Quilt Binding? Quilt Binding Tutorial Double-Fold Binding: Carefully remove basting threads or safety pins. Continue adding strips all in one chain with ends sewn on the diagonal! $13.99 $ 13. I thought I had come up with an easy way to make that final join, but yours is even easier! Certain quilt blocks and patterns are extremely traditional and are designed to be the focal point of the quilt. 2. Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more. Your stitch length should be 2.5-3mm long depending on the thickness of your quilt – the thicker the quilt, the longer the stitch. Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars: 4.7 out of 5 stars: 4.6 out of 5 stars: 4.5 out of 5 stars: 4.6 out of 5 stars: 4.6 out of 5 stars: Price: $17.15 $ 17. This holds together the edges of the quilt top, batting, and quilt backing, keeping them from fraying or coming apart in other ways. You should have a nice miter, and room to roll that binding over the edge to the back of the quilt. Indeed, Barbara Brackman, quilt historian, once said she had seen only one out of literally hundreds and hundreds of pre-1900 quilts with a bias-grain binding. It is really important that the corners of your quilt be square at 90 degree angles. I use a 2.25" wide binding and a 1/4" seam. This places the pin 2” down from the top edge of the binding. Sometimes your quilt needs one color binding on the front and another on the back - this will take care of it for you! Shouldn't cost any more … You are awesome!!! Start by sewing your binding to the BACK of your quilt. I leave this machine set up all the time ready for binding. This is a bias strip with just a single fold down the center.Binding with this tape will give you a top stitching line 1/2 inch from the edge. Quilt Binding Supplies. Below you can see the five binding strips I cut which look a little short here because they’re folded in half. But I do have one question? Pull the binding to the front of the quilt and check its width. I've been told many times my way is wrong. It reaches just over the line of stitches from the front. You need room to maneuver at this point. Measure your quilt along its top and along one side. Setting up to sew! Nov 9, 2017 - Try Something Different and Make the Binding a Design Element! Cut the binding strips with a rotary cutter and quilting ruler just like you cut strips to make 9-patch blocks in my 9-patch quilt tutorial. Let it unquilted, it ’ s 7 pm UK time and for. An ironing board to your left to help support the weight of the quilt this leaves the whole block,... 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