binding tips part 3 + giveaway

hello Monday!

today we are going back to our binding tip series….

I wanted to talk a bit about binding a larger piece…

I use 2.5 inch strips and I join them with a diagonal seam to make one long strip…I also press them in half lengthwise before sewing onto the quilted piece…

now, as you can see here…I used a pin to mark the end of the beginning piece of binding…stopped my stitching with enough space to join the pieces together…

I then lay the beginning section to meet up with the ending…pulling it a bit taunt…and mark it with a pin…as you can see…then lay the strip out and measure the width of my strip, so in my case, 2.5 inches and trim off the excess…

then with right sides together, I lay them on a 90 degree angle and sew a diagonal line…I double check to make sure I did it correct before trimming off the excess…

then press that seam, fold the binding wrong sides together and press and then finish sewing the binding…and then it is handwork time for me!

I hope this helps…it is a bit tricky to explain with just pictures and words, but try it and I think you will figure it out…I know I had to do it a couple of times, but once you get it, it will be so easy!!

and the giveaway for today….

spy something fun??

leave me a comment to enter…

I will announce a winner on Friday…

Happy Sewing!

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19 Responses to binding tips part 3 + giveaway

  1. Lisa Marie March 4, 2019 at 7:21 am #

    So many people struggle with binding, very helpful for you to publish tutorials! Cute scraps, love that pink print with the butterflies.

  2. Anita L Jackson March 4, 2019 at 7:23 am #

    Fun, I’m starting to enjoy making bindings. I have a nice little stack piled up ready for a quilt!

  3. sewforkids March 4, 2019 at 8:43 am #

    Just started following your blog and love the way you use up the scraps. I do a lot of charity quilting for kids and lots of fun ideas on this site . Kids love all the colors and just makes their day happy always have something to cuddle with , when things are not so happy Thanks for sharing your skills. Hero , strong piece is something kids I help need to hear!

  4. Elizabeth March 4, 2019 at 9:13 am #

    Bindings are always tricky at the end.

  5. Michele T March 4, 2019 at 9:18 am #

    This is the way I join my binding… perfect every time!!

  6. Lori Smanski March 4, 2019 at 9:47 am #

    Thank you for sharing this today. I know some have a difficult time with binding. I was one of those. Have a wonderful Monday.

  7. Angela J Short March 4, 2019 at 10:19 am #

    Thank you for sharing the tips. Enjoy your day!! 🙂 🙂 angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  8. Sally March 4, 2019 at 2:50 pm #

    Pretty little flowers all in a row!

  9. Shirley March 4, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

    I love your rotary cutter! This is basically my way of doing bindings also. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  10. Mary M. March 4, 2019 at 5:11 pm #

    That ruler/template (or whatever you call it) and the rotary cutter are
    very helpful tools for this project.

  11. Patricia Crowley March 5, 2019 at 8:58 pm #

    great tips….binding can be tricky

  12. Dora Morris March 6, 2019 at 9:19 am #

    Bindings can definitely be tricky. This is how I do my bindings. Love your white floral print in the pics.

  13. Alicia Round March 6, 2019 at 9:21 am #

    Such a cute rotary cutter! Thanks for the tips, I always get nervous with binding

  14. Lesa March 6, 2019 at 9:29 am #

    I spy something “fun” up there. I’ve been enjoying hand sewing bindings. Thanks for the tips, I can always use help with binding; I’m left handed. Have a great day.

  15. Patricia McLaughlin March 6, 2019 at 11:18 am #

    Thank you for the tutorial! I have several quilts waiting on binding so will give this method a try.

  16. Lori Morton March 6, 2019 at 11:48 am #

    Thanks for help with binding..is hard for me..this sounds like I can do. 🙂 I see beautiful colors & encouraging words, zebas too .. thank you for chance to win them

  17. Angie Feazelle March 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

    Great info, enjoyed the fun! 🙂

  18. Julie Struble March 6, 2019 at 9:21 pm #

    Love it, Brooke-thanks for taking the time to do this!

  19. Beth Talmage March 8, 2019 at 1:43 am #

    I love your binding explanation! I was thinking this through a few days ago, before I read your tutorial here, and I have a question you might be able to answer. When you are stitching the 90 degree angle, imagine you are looking at the two pieces of fabric and the top edge of the quilt is at the top, with the binding hanging down at the appropriate angle. Are you stitching from the upper left to lower right on the left piece of fabric? Does that make sense? I was about to do it and then I had doubts and then the puppy got into something and I haven’t been back to my machine…sigh. Maybe the delay will turn out to be a good thing. 🙂

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