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….
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That’s a pretty cute rotary cutter – looks like spring!
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.
I just made up two bindings this weekend, looking forward to hearing more!
I’ll be following your tips. Thanks for sharing.
This is be a fun and informative series. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the tips! Have a happy day! 🙂 🙂 angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom
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!
Pink with bags of money? Where do you find these fabrics?
Oh I’ve been waiting for this…following closely.
That’s a pretty color you’re using for the binding. That’s the way I like to do mine too!
Wonderful fabrics and cute rotary cutter! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.
I look forward to your future tips