Binding a Quilt: a Step by Step Tutorial
Binding a quilt means joining the front and back together with batting in the middle. I usually machine quilt (or have someone else do it) my quilts these days, and there are good tutorials for that here, here, and here.
Sew the binding to the quilt using the edge of your presser foot (1/4u2033 seam allowance) as a guide; the corners on the back should automatically miter u2013 looking like this. Bias binding is made from 2 1/2u2033 strips cut on a 45 degree angle; the grain of the fabric runs diagonally rather than parallel to the edge of the quilt; it also has more stretch u2013 good for scalloped edges.
How many yards of binding do I need for a king size quilt?
Purchase Double Fold Binding Yardage
|Yardage of Fabric to buy for 3/8″ or 3/4″ Double Fold Binding|
|Approximate Size||Large King|
|120″ x 120″|
|1.||Inches of Binding||480”|
|2.||Yardage to buy for 3/8″ finished width of Binding||1 yd.|
What is the best width for quilt binding?
If the quilt has no borders, a binding sewn to the edges with a 1/4″ seam is the best option, because that width matches the 1/4″ seam allowance built into the edge of most quilt blocks. Sewing with a wider seam will cut off important design elements.
How many inches of binding do I need for a queen size quilt?
In order to cut 9 strips for a queen-size quilt, you’ll need 23 inches of fabric.
How do you calculate binding?
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- Step 1: Measure the perimeter of your quilt.
- Step 2: Add 20 inches to your total.
- Step 3: Select your binding width.
- Step 4: Divide the total length of binding required by 40u2032u2032.
- Step 5: Round up to the nearest whole number of strips.
Do you quilt before binding?
Before you bind a quilt, you must first u201c quilt u201d it, which means attaching the front and back with batting in between. If you are going to machine- quilt your quilt, you should use batting like Warm and Natural.
How do you make your own binding?
Bias Tape Binding: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Step 1 u2013 Determine Fabric Bias. Determine the fabric’s bias.
- Step 2 u2013 Cut Strips. Cut strips along the 45-degree bias twice the width of your bias maker.
- Step 3 u2013 Join Strips. Take two strips with ends pointing in the same direction.
- Step 4 u2013 Press Open and Trim Seams.
How do you finish a quilt without binding?
There will be no more tying!
- That’s right, you can make a quilt without binding!
- Let’s Go Binding FREE!
- Press your backing fabric and place it right side up on top of your batting, then place your well-pressed quilt top face down on the backing fabric as evenly as possible.
How do you bind a 1/2 inch quilt?
Cut fabric strips four times wider than the finished binding width (for example, if you want a 1 / 2 inch wide finished binding, cut strips that are 2 inches wide (1 / 2 inch x 4 = 2 ). Fold the strip in half lengthwise with the wrong sides together (see a in the following figure).
How long does it take to bind a quilt?
I just finished sewing down the binding on a 65″ square quilt over three evenings, probably 4-5 hours. I usually do it over two to three days.