Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman







 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?


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



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.


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  • 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.


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  • Align and pin the binding to one edge of the quilt/project, starting in the middle of the length.


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  • Stitch along the Fuse ’n Bind edge. Stitch to 1/2″ of the corner.


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  • Clip the thread after locking stitching 1/2″ from the corner. Fold the binding at a 45-degree angle.


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  • Fold the binding back on itself, aligning the fold with the edge of the quilt/project.

Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  • 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.


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  •  At the ending point, overlap the end of the binding over the starting point. Trim off the excess binding.

Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  • Remove the paper backing from the fusible web; press the binding pieces together.


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  • Wrap the binding to the wrong side of the quilt/project.


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  • Press under the remaining edge of the binding, using the edge of the binding as the pressing guide.


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  • 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!)


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  • Stitch from the right side, stitching on the binding next to the fold.


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman



  • Ta Da!


Fuse 'n Bind by Nancy Zieman







 What do you think of Fuse ’n Bind?

Another timesaving, fusible product is Fuse ’n Gather. Did you read the blog, No Sew Gathers, about how to use that unique product?

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