Learn the Easiest Technique Ever to Join Quilt Binding

Joining quilt binding ends together with ease can be a tricky task. The goal is to stitch the beginning of the quilt binding and the end together with a bias seam. The solution—use a strip of Clover’s 1/4” fusible web!

Sewing With Nancy team member, Donna Fenske came up with this idea and the technique was incorporated in this week’s featured Sewing With Nancy video. It’s the third part of the three-part series, Fearless Quilting Finishes. During this 30-minute show you’ll learn all sorts of quilt binding finishes. Watch the process online for all the details.

Watch Fearless Quilting Finishes (Part 1Part 2 and Part 3on The Best of Sewing With Nancy.

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Here’s how to join the ends of quilt binding.

  • Using a Rotary Cutter cut one end of the binding with a 45-degree angle. Press in 1/4″ at the beginning angled edge.
  • Press a 1/4″ wide strip of paper-backed Clover’s fusible web on top of the folded inner edge.

The easiest quilting binding technique from Nancy Zieman's blog

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

The easiest quilting binding technique from Nancy Zieman's blog

  • Using a Schmetz Universal Size 80 Needle 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
    Schmetz Universal Size 80 Needles available at shopnzp.com

The easiest quilting binding technique from Nancy Zieman's blog

  •  Nancy Zieman details how to fold and stitch the binding at the corners. Watch online!

The easiest quilting binding technique from Nancy Zieman's blog

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.
  • Using a scissors trim off the excess binding, if there is any.

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.

how to bind a quilt Nancy Zieman

how to bind a quilt Nancy Zieman

  • Press the binding up.

The easiest quilt binding technique Nancy Zieman

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

The easiest quilt binding technique Nancy Zieman

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

The easiest quilt binding technique Nancy Zieman

  • Or, use a Hand Sewing Needle to hand stitch the folded edges, stitching on the wrong side of the fabric. (We’ve obviously used another sample!)I Sew For Fun Hand Sewing NeedlesI Sew For Fun Protect 'n Grip Thimble by Nancy Zieman Productions for Clover

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There’s more to learn online!

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.

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 our blog posting on borders and stippling!

 

2020 NZP Pillow Sewing Challenge

Be sure to join in and follow the 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge at the NZP Blog. Find Pillow Sewing Challenge details on our Official Nancy Zieman Productions 2020 Pillow Sewing Challenge Launch Posting. Deadline to enter is Sunday, March 22, 2020.

 

Happy Quilting,

Team Nancy Zieman

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