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Tuesday Tutorial ~ Perfect Fitting Binding

As I have been doing a lot of binding trying to finish up Quilty Hugs. I have three more I’m trying to finish this week. I thought I would share again my method for joining up binding so that it fits perfectly every time. Hope you find it useful. 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.


  • Karen - Quilts...etc. says:

    that is how I do it too – always works out well.

  • Joye with an e says:

    I have tried this method several times mostly without success. I am okay until the diagonal join, where I suddenly become dyslexic and get the ends twisted. Do you have a suggestion for how to avoid the twist? Thanks so much.

  • em's scrapbag says:

    If you take the bottom corner on the right and bring it to the top of the other end so that the short edge of the right end runs along the long edge of the left end making it so the two ends meet as shown in the picture then sew on the diagonal. Hope this helps.

  • Yanicka says:

    brilliant thank you. I was about to google the best way to finish because the method I was using didn't work all that well

  • Vic in NH says:

    Great tutorial, thanks!

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