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Friday, October 01, 2010

Binding Tutorial

To celebrate the wonderful time I’ve had in my sewing room these holidays, I thought I’d share with you how I join my fabric strips for the binding on my quilts.

Now I must say this technique isn’t my own, I have used Sharon Schamber’s tutorial, and made a slight change.

I don’t have a problem with using glue on my quilts but I know there are many who do, so this technique removes that issue.

I use Craftworks Kids Paste, it is non toxic and washes out in water.

First cut your fabric strips to your specific length and width.  These bindings are cut 2”

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The above shows applying glue to the edge of the fabric fold, then placing the next strip over the triangle fold and using the iron, heat setting the glue.

P1030204 This fold becomes the stitching line

P1030210 P1030211 The glue dots are popped open if you wish to press your seams open, left intact if you prefer to press them together to one side.

P1030215 P1030216 P1030217 P1030219 I like to fold over the leading strip to form a 45deg angle and then press the length of the binding, ready for stitching to the finished quilt.


P1030225Applying the glue outside the 1/4” seam allowance, then stitching as previously shown.

P1030226  The strip after stitching

 P1030227Using scissors cut off the excess fabric leaving yourself a 1/4” seam allowance.


As you can see the glue is only left on the excess fabric that was cut off in the last step.


Hope this tutorial is of some use to you.

Thanks for visiting.


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