Adventures in Machine Binding

I used several suggestions from you, dear readers, to do this machine binding on the Quick Quilt.   This time, I sewed the binding onto the back, then turned it to the front.  I did use some pins to make the miters on the corners, and few to hold the binding down as it was being …

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Quilt Binding Tutorial Part 4 – stitching the edge to the back

The binding is almost done.  Part four will cover how to hand stitch the binding to the back.   The edge needs to be folded over to cover the raw edge of the quilt and stitched down.  There are two key things to this process.  First is to ensure the corners have perfect miters front …

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Quilt Binding Tutorial Part 2 – sewing binding to the quilt

Sewing the binding to the quilt is rather easy, just follow along the edge.  The corners are tricky, but not too hard once you know the secret.  Remember that quilting is based on accuracy and precision, and your binding should be that way too.  See Part One on How to Make Bias Binding if you …

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Quilt Binding Tutorial Part 1 – Making bias binding

Binding a quilt is easy, and enjoyable.  I like to have some hand work to do in the evenings, and whipping a binding down is one of my favorite things to do.  I know, I am nuts.   For those who are newer quilters, I am going to do a multi-part tutorial on bindings.  It has …

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Binding Color – Match or Contrast?

Since I now have three quilts mostly the same, I decided to continue the experiment in color with the binding.  If you missed the beginning of this series, click on this link to see the thread color experiment.  I think most of the time I tend to put a contrasting binding on a quilt because …

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