binding tips part 1 + giveaway

hello Monday!

I received a request to share a few of my binding tips…so today begins a bit of a series….

I am sure to some, these will seem super basic, but I figured to share my process…who knows, you might glean a new hint…

I like to join my binding strips on a 45 degree angle…I feel like there is less bulk when folding the binding in half lengthwise…I trim off the excess…

I most always cut binding 2.5 inches wide and I love to press it in half as you see here…

this binding is for one of my smaller pieces, so I cut the end on a 45 degree angle, fold back a bit and iron…so that is why you see the end looking different than if you were binding a larger piece…

I like to begin sewing on the lower right hand corner…just something I have always done…I leave a little tail and then begin sewing…I do use a scant 1/4 inch seam…just like I do for piecing…

I sew the binding on pretty much using the standard method…stopping a quarter inch for the end and then folding it as I am sure you have seen illustrated many times….

to be continued….

and the giveaway for today….

spy something fun??

leave me a comment to enter…

I will announce a winner on Friday…

Happy Sewing!

13 Responses to binding tips part 1 + giveaway

  1. Betty Bennett February 11, 2019 at 7:25 am #

    That’s a pretty cute rotary cutter – looks like spring!

  2. Michele T February 11, 2019 at 7:26 am #

    Someone shared a tip about not ironing the binding in half, and although it seems like the binding is unruly while sewing it onto the quilt; I did notice that the binding seemed to cooperate better. Try it and let me know what you think.

  3. Anita L Jackson February 11, 2019 at 7:46 am #

    I just made up two bindings this weekend, looking forward to hearing more!

  4. Carol DeLater February 11, 2019 at 8:27 am #

    I’ll be following your tips. Thanks for sharing.
    xx, Carol

  5. Lori Smanski February 11, 2019 at 8:38 am #

    This is be a fun and informative series. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Angela J Short February 11, 2019 at 9:43 am #

    Thanks for the tips! Have a happy day! 🙂 🙂 angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  7. asteride February 11, 2019 at 9:49 am #

    This is so interesting! I was watching a couple of videos last week about how to bind a mug rug. It’s a great way to start for me!

  8. Janna February 11, 2019 at 9:50 am #

    Pink with bags of money? Where do you find these fabrics?

  9. Julie Struble February 11, 2019 at 10:15 am #

    Oh I’ve been waiting for this…following closely.

  10. ShirleyC February 11, 2019 at 10:36 am #

    That’s a pretty color you’re using for the binding. That’s the way I like to do mine too!

  11. Shirley February 11, 2019 at 11:38 am #

    Wonderful fabrics and cute rotary cutter! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  12. Lorna February 14, 2019 at 7:39 am #

    I look forward to your future tips


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