Binding that last step to a finished quilt. I know quilters that love it and others that hate it. I’m a lover of the processes. Cutting out a quilt is my necessary evil. But since I have to get that done in order to get to the parts I love it happens. I’m afraid if it was the other way around I might never finish a quilt. Today I thought I’d share a few tips. Who knows maybe I’ll convert a few of the haters. If not to the loving side at least to making it tolerable.
Making binding is fairly easy. I like to make mine scrappy. Is anyone surprised by that? I have a tutorial for it here. If you don’t want it scrappy just use a single fabric rather than sewing strips together as shown in the tutorial.
Getting the binding onto your quilt is the next step. Hereyou can find steps to help you along doing it all by machine.
Getting it meet up perfectly can throw many quilters. Here’s a tutorial on how to make it come out perfect each time.
Let me know if you have questions. I’m preparing for a class on binding and would like to hear where people struggle and what they might find useful. Your questions and tips would really help me to make this class a success.