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.
Thanks for sharing this! I have not figured out a way to do this yet, so I will have to try your method next. I am always off somehow.
Thanks for the little Tute!
I do my binding somewhat similar, but have a heck of a time with it until I’ve laid it our right…which can take about 10-15 minutes!!! Will have to give your way a try… Looks much simpler! 😎
this looks so much simpler than what i do. i’m definitely giving this a try.
That is really neat. I will try it on my next quilt. Thanks for stopping by. It’s a pleasure to follow your blog. I am so happy I found this community of quilters!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I did not know of yours but now I do. I will mark it and follow your quilting endeavors.
Great tutorial! I learned how to to do a basic binding from a blog tutorial (& then showed my mom, mother-in-law & friend). I missed this step before – Thanks! It's crazy how much I have learned from talented bloggers. BTW, I seriously love that quilt, especially the little people – SO CUTE!! One of these days, I need to learn how to do applique!
It is only about 12 months or so ago I was shown this method of joining the binding – fabulous isn’t it? Much neater than any other way.
Hugs – Lurline.
Ahh, you make it look so easy. I always have to play around before I get it right. By the way, that quilting is great!
You did a real nice job of showing us how to do this binding. Thanks!
Very nice tutorial. This seems better than what I’ve been doing. I’ll definitely try it on my next quilt. Thanks for sharing. Loved the quilt show, too.
This sounds easy,and I’ve never heard of it! I thought I’d seen every binding technique there was, but I missed this one. Thanks for sharing!
I’ve seen this before but not explained as well! Thank You 🙂
Maybe if I follow your instructions when I bind a quilt I can do that the right way. I screw it up every time when I try to do it diagonally. Nice tutorial!
This is THE greatest tip ever! I hate doing bindings and tried several ways to make the ends meet. It never works the way I want to. I tried your way of doing it and it fitted perfectly!I’ll bookmark the tutorial and I’ll pass it on! You rock!
Loved your perfect binding demo. I was wondering, how much of a gap do I leave if I usually do my binding 2 1/4″??
I come back here everytime to make sure I have it right! tonight it’s doll quilts for my etsy shop – thanks again 🙂
Thanks for a great Tutorial… Ive linked it up in My QUilt Class 101 series.. you can see here
Hope thats ok… Links to this tutorial..
Thank you xx Bec
great tutorial, but i just need clarification on one step.
what is "Wha la your binding" i don't know what wha la-ing is.
Thank you so much for this tip/trick!!I had tried EVERYTHING with no luck and you trick worked like a charm!