|3) ALIGN raw edges of binding with edges of quilt front. |
Leave about an 8" tail. Begin to STITCH, using 1/4" seam
|4) Place a PIN 1/4" away from first corner to indicate |
|5) STOP stitching about 1 stitch away from pin, |
BACKSTITCH. Remove the quilt and trim threads.
|6) FOLD the binding strip at a 45-degree angle to create |
miter. The raw edges should form a straight line.
|7) FOLD binding strip back down, even with the next |
edge of the quilt. Fold should be aligned straight with
the previous side.
|8) Begin to STITCH at the edge of the quilt. BACK-|
STITCH to secure, and continue sewing.
REPEAT at all corners.
|9) After last corner is mitered, STOP stitching about |
8" from beginning stitches.
|10) OVERLAP the beginning tail over the ending tail. |
MEASURE about 2/3 of the way through the open space,
then CLIP a 1/8" notch through all four layers of
binding strips. DO NOT clip quilt. CUT OFF right
binding tail exactly at clipped notch.
|11) TRIM a little slice from the discarded binding tail to |
use as a measuring tool.
|12) OPEN slice of binding and place on trimmed binding,|
|13) OVERLAP remaining binding strip, using the slice of |
binding to measure, then CUT left binding strip at the
right edge of the measuring strip. In this case, 2" from
|14) UNFOLD and flatten the right binding tail RIGHT |
SIDE UP; Left binding tail WRONG SIDE UP.
|15) FOLD the end of the left binding piece at a 45-degree |
angle and crease to find the stitching line.
|16) MARK, then STITCH on the line.|
|17) CHECK to make sure binding did not twist, |
then TRIM seam allowance. PRESS seam open.
|18) Re-ALIGN binding strip with edge of the quilt and |
STITCH remaining seam.
PRESS binding away from quilt front.
|19) TURN binding to back of the quilt, forming identical |
miters on the back as on the front. PIN to secure.
|20) HAND-STITCH binding to the back of the quilt. |
Use thread color that matches binding.
|Prize-Winning binding every time!!|