How to Sew a Quilt Binding/Learn the Easiest Technique Ever to Join Quilt Binding



A narrow strip of fusible interfacing is the secret to fearlessly binding the edges of a quilt in six easy steps. In the past, it was a trick for me to join the beginning and ending of the quilt binding. Not any more! I hope that you will enjoy this sewing tutorial on quilt binding. 

I can’t take credit for this technique, fellow Sewing With Nancy team member; Donna Fenske came up with this idea. Her innovative process is one of the techniques in this week’s Sewing With Nancy featured online video. It’s the last of the three-part series, Fearless Quilting Finishes. During this 30-minute show you’ll learn assorted quilt binding finishes. Watch the process online for all the details.


How to Sew a Quilt Binding



Here’s how sew a quilt binding

 

Step One: Prepare the binding strips

  • Cut one end of the binding with a 45-degree angle. Press in 1/4″ at the beginning angled edge.
  • Press a 1/4″ strip of fusible tape on top of the folded inner edge.


How to Sew a Quilt Binding/The easiest quilting binding technique from Nancy Zieman's blog



Step Two: Press the binding

  • Fold and press the binding in half, wrong sides together, meeting lengthwise edges.


How to Sew a Quilt Binding/The easiest quilting binding technique from Nancy Zieman's blog



Step Three: Stitch the binding to the quilt

  • Stitch the binding to the quilt with a 1/4″ seam, starting about 4″ from the end of the binding. (See the white thread at the far right of the photo!)


How to Sew a Quilt Binding/The easiest quilting binding technique from Nancy Zieman's blog




How to Sew a Quilt Binding/The easiest quilting binding technique from Nancy Zieman's blog



Step four: Fuse the quilt binding ends together

  • Remove the paper backing from the fusible web.


How to Sew a Quilt Binding/The easiest quilting binding technique from Nancy Zieman's blog



  • When the binding reaches the starting point, tuck the end of the binding into the beginning.
  • Trim off the excess binding, if there is any.


How to Sew a Quilt Binding/The easiest quilting binding technique from Nancy Zieman's blog



  • With the binding end sandwiched between the starting point, press. The bias seam is secured without stitching.


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  • Next, continue to stitch the remaining 1/4″ seam.


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Step five: Turn the binding to the wrong side

  • Press the binding up.


How to Sew a Quilt Binding/The easiest quilt binding technique Nancy Zieman



  • Wrap and pin the binding to the wrong side, covering the stitching line.


How to Sew a Quilt Binding/The easiest quilt binding technique Nancy Zieman



Step six: Stitch the final time

  • Stitch in the ditch, sewing in the well of the seam.


How to Sew a Quilt Binding/The easiest quilt binding technique Nancy Zieman



  • Or, hand stitch the folded edges, stitching on the wrong side of the fabric. (I’ve obviously used another sample.)


How to Sew a Quilt Binding/The easiest quilt binding technique Nancy Zieman



There’s more to learn online or read in the Fearless Quilting Finishes book!

If the corners of your quilting project are hexagon or octagon shaped, learn the tips on how to add binding to easily finish those edges. Also learn how to add binding to curves.


How to Sew a Quilt Binding/The easiest quilt binding technique Nancy Zieman



 Did you catch the first two episodes of Fearless Quilting Finishes?

Watch episode one and episode two online. Or, check out my blog post on borders and the blog post on stippling!

Here’s a reference to have close at hand.

All the information shown in the three-part series is written and illustrated in my book, Fearless Quilting Finishes. Plus, the DVD features all three parts of the series. The Sewing With Nancy staff makes certain that all the steps are carefully written and illustrated. Presenting sewing and quilting techniques is a team effort!

Nancy Zieman's Giveaway

For a chance to win a copy of Fearless Quilting Finishes, please let me know your favorite quilt border technique. The random winner will be announced on March 5.

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Have you entered your pillow into my 2015 Pillow Challenge? Entry deadline is next Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Join the fun and learn the details at my February 3 Blog Posting.
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