I like to take shortcuts. Sure, I truly enjoy the process of sewing and quilting, but there comes a time when I want to be finished with a project. Considering that the binding of a quilt or a craft project is one of the last steps of sewing, I’m anxious to be finished!
Enter Fuse ’n Bind—a product that offers a shortcut without compromising the end result! The finished result is a 1/2″ wide, perfectly even, single fold binding. Would you like to see how it works?
Single Fold Quilt Binding Tutorial
- Cut 2″ crosswise strips for the binding. Center the Fuse ’n Bind on the wrong side of the strip; fuse.
- Cut one end of the binding strip at a 45-degree angle. Turn under 1/4″ to the wrong side, and fuse a narrow strip of paper-backed fusible web to the seam allowance.
- Align and pin the binding to one edge of the quilt/project, starting in the middle of the length.
- Stitch along the Fuse ’n Bind edge. Stitch to 1/2″ of the corner.
- Clip the thread after locking stitching 1/2″ from the corner. Fold the binding at a 45-degree angle.
- Fold the binding back on itself, aligning the fold with the edge of the quilt/project.
- Begin stitching at the fold, again stitching along the edge of the Fuse ’n Bind. Stop stitching 1/2″ from the next corner; repeat the folding and stitching process.
- At the ending point, overlap the end of the binding over the starting point. Trim off the excess binding.
- Remove the paper backing from the fusible web; press the binding pieces together.
- Wrap the binding to the wrong side of the quilt/project.
- Press under the remaining edge of the binding, using the edge of the binding as the pressing guide.
- Fold along the perforation of the Fuse ’n Bind. Wrap the binding to the wrong side. Pin the binding to the project with pins or Wonder Clips. (How did I ever sew without Wonder Clips!)
- Stitch from the right side, stitching on the binding next to the fold.
- Ta Da!
What do you think of Fuse ’n Bind?
Bye for now,