Tuesday, February 27, 2024

How to (Quickly) Bind a Quilt

This little clip is featured* in my NEW BOOK!
"A go-to guide on how to ensure your projects are edged perfectly! This must-have resource details 16 binding techniques and various ways to finish a project, including traditional, bias, scalloped, chenille binding, invisible-faced, odd-angles and more. With easy-to-follow tutorials, coordinating photography, and *video links to further enhance instruction, this guide belongs in every crafter's library." ~ Fox Chapel Publishing

Supplies: → Vinyl glove - Use it on your left hand - beneficial to grip the quilt while binding! It has just enough grip to alleviate strain on the wrist, elbow, shoulder, and that little pinch between the shoulder blades. Give it a try!

→ Binding Strips: For machine-binding, I use 2-1/8" strips joined end to end with a diagonal seam. I like a nice, tight, skinny binding like this because I can use my 1/4" foot with a guide on the side to keep the seam allowance a consistent width. Use matching thread, reduce the stitch length, then trim and press the seam open to distribute the bulk. I like to roll and store my binding in a little figure eight so it pulls out straight, ready to apply.

→ Scissors that are sharp all the way to the tip. Pinking shears can be used to trim the seams and reduce even more bulk.

→ Pins or Clips

Helpful: → 1/4" Presser Foot with a guide on the side
→ Edge-Joining or "Stitch in the Ditch" foot with a center guide to follow along the "ditch".
The book details all the steps for calculation, preparation, and application of your binding for a pretty-close-to-perfect finish every time!

Purchase the book at bit.ly/UltBindingbyDeonn (signed copy), or google to find it everywhere online! Look what popped up today on Amazon under Hot New Releases!!

It's also available as a Kindle edition from Amazon, and is #5 on the list today!! Shop owners will find the book through every major Distributor (Checker, Moda, EE Schenk, Brewer, etc.) Find the Vivienne quilt pattern, Little Birdie Pincushion, and more over at Quiltscapes Etsy Shop.
May all your quilts have happy "edgings"! Deonn


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