QUILT BINDING TUTORIAL
Trim excess batting and backing from around your quilt top with a rotary cutter and quilting ruler. The number of strips you need to cut will depend on the thickness of your fabric. In the photo below, you can see the five binding strips I cut, which look a little short because they’re folded in half.
Open extra binding strips and fold them under and up to form a 45 degree angle. Pin the raw edges of the binding fabric even with the quilt with no puckers. Sew the binding down starting at the very edge and ending 1/4 before the edge. If the binding fits the quilt, trim the seam to 1/4 with scissors or a quarter inch ruler and a rotary cutter.
How do you make mitered borders on a quilt?
To make perfect mitered borders, follow these steps.
- Cut away excess fabric, leaving a 1/4u2032u2032 seam allowance, and press to one side.
- Cut 2 strips the width of the quilt plus twice the border width and 2u2032u2032 inches extra, and 2 strips the length of the quilt plus twice the border width and 2u2032u2032 inches extra.
How much extra fabric do I need for mitered corners?
Determine Length Length of quilt side: measure the length of the quilt side to which the border will be sewn. Width of the border: multiply the width of your quilt by two and add 6u201d to account for the extra fabric needed for the mitered corner on each side of the border, as well as the seam allowance.
How do you sew multiple borders on a quilt?
If you sew on multiple borders as a strip set, you must miter the corners or use a border cornerstone to stop them from extending all the way to the edge of the quilt. If you don’t miter, your strip set will extend all the way to the edge of the quilt instead of each color in the strip turning the corner at a 90 degree angle.
How do you finish a quilt without binding?
Place the top on the batting so that all of the edges are even.
- Place quilt top on batting.
- Place backing on top of quilt top right sides together.
- Pin layers together so they don’t shift when sewing edges.