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Because I’m in Panguitch and not at home.  Because I just need to bind my new Maverick Star for my class tonight.  And because I forgot the cord to my camera to load the picture for my New Maverick Star or any other picture for that matter.  I’m posting a picture of my old Maverick Star I'm A Maverick Star And repeating my tutorial on how to make your binding fit perfect every time. Leaving a 6″ tail begin sewing binding on. Continue sewing binding around quilt. Leave a 10-12″ gap between the beginning of the binding and the end. Finger bind until ends meet. Fold eachside back on th itself. Leaving a 1/2″ space in between. Trim ends so that from the 1/2″ gap they are half of the width of your binding. (ie.. 1 1/4″ if binding is 2 1/2″) Sew a diagonal seam to join binding ends. Trim to 1/4″ Wha la your binding fits perfectly. Sew into place. You are now ready to turn and hand stitch in place.


  • Needled Mom says:

    Have a nice stay. I have not seen the binding done that way before. I may have to try it that way.

  • Sue says:

    WOW! That is brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm giving that a go on my next binding. :):):)

  • Lisa says:

    Yes! Brilliant! I will definitely try this as I usually just go on a wing and a prayer that it will fit right. Thanks.

  • *karendianne. says:

    …and because I'm here at home with at least one more quilt that needs binding and because you're so good at it – how about I send you my quilt (2007-08 ish) to bind for me? just because I'm silly *karendianne.

  • Nicky says:

    Great quilt – looking forward to seeing the new one with it's binding on!

  • pcflamingo says:

    So easy even I could follow it! I'm going to do that on a quilt tonight after work. Thanks!

  • Michele says:

    Beautiful quilt and helpful tutorial! I love binding πŸ™‚

  • Wendi says:

    I was in the middle of sewing my binding on a quilt, when I came across your tutorial. (I needed a break)I was approaching the ends, which is my least favorite part. I usually fiddle with it awhile and it all turns out in the end, but way too much fiddling. Being a numbers kinda gal, I thought I would give your measurements/tutorial a try……..happy dance over here, as it worked perfectly!!! Thank You ; )

  • Allie says:

    LOVE the maverick star quilt – and I do my binding pretty much the same way, I love having it all attached to the front at once.

  • Jan Marie says:

    Hey I snapped a quick picture of your maverick star quilt tonight hanging in your room. I will try to get it up on my blog later. It was awesome.

  • jovaliquilts says:

    I'll give the binding tip a try, thanks! I always hate that part and so usually do other forms of binding just to avoid it.

  • Myra says:

    Thanks for your binding tute Em! I shall have to try that method again soon… 😎
    I'll have to post a method I learned recently…

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