i must confess also, i sometimes round the corners of the quilt and sew it that way, without mitered corners … shhhh .. don’t tell! Here is an example from Cluck Cluck Sew. Using the red guidelines on the Straight Stitch Foot at the corner. Please stop by my blog and share the news.. of my blogaversary.. Using the quilter’s awl to hold the binding fabric in place near the corner. (Of course with a slab binding it didn’t matter.) I used the Interchangeable Dual Feed Foot but this time, I used the Changeable Zigzag Foot. Thank you, thank you, for creating such an easy to follow tutorial! Thank you so much! See no stitches in the front binding? I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt. […], […] not be as pretty as hand stitching, but it will last a lot longer. I want the zags to go to the right. Can’t wait to see the results! I’m hoping to have a tutorial up sometime soon on binding, but until then, I learned everything I need to know from Cluck Cluck Sew. See all our, 2 reasons to use the Dual Feed Foot (Walking Foot). Doesn’t that binding look nice on the quilt front? It appears that people don’t have time to do the hand stitching anymore. ⠀ In part 1, we made our binding strip with a bias join and clipped it to the back of the quilt.This method is the way I like to teach for how to bind a quilt. I sewed along the edge of the entire thing, making sure to pay special attention to the overlapping back pieces so that the fabric didn’t get folded weirdly. Thanks! Thanks so much! Follow the photos or watch the short video clips below. Fold the binding strip in half – wrong sides are inside, the right sides facing out. I don’t see where you’ve matched the crease marks or how you could sew them down? Project ideas for using leftover fabric applique pieces! Sew the binding on the back of your quilt the same way as shown above. I thought my mom exaggerated when she said sewing on the binding […], […] FINISHING Labelling Quilts Add a hanging sleeve […], […] 10. OR you can attach the strips with a diagonal seam. Just tried it on a quilt I’m finishing for Christmas and it worked beautifully. Thanks! No handout was given to go by when u get home to help and the instructor was not very good at explaining the process but your tutorial is 100% right on. I’ll tell you what I like and what I don’t like! I just finished my 9th quilt, and decided to try a different method of binding — for all of my other quilts, I've just folded the backing over to the front and stitched it down thinking that that was the easiest method. I was so pleased with the results, I just had to thank you for this awesome tutorial! I have saved it and I look at it each time to review before I do my binding. finished in no time !!! This kind of pillow is called an envelope pillow, because you basically create an envelope that goes around the pillow insert. So do you mean it feels like you have too much binding, or too little? I'll be binding a baby quilt soon .. might just try it. By moving needle position and playing a little you will have the perfect line-up with the first row of stitches that attached the binding to the quilt. I've tried it, but always wind up with a pucker or two, so I finally just stopped doing it, depending instead on the quilting to hold everything in place. I also don’t like to have my binding tight and snug against the quilt edge when I pull it around to the back, I like a little bit of wiggle room for when it’s washed and shrinks up. All that work….. I’ve only been quilting about 5 years. It’s important to use the Dual Feed Foot for this process as we do not want that binding to stretch. Once I’m even closer to the corner, I position the next side of the binding to create the mitered corner and hold it in place using the quilter’s awl. […], […] quilted this one myself, and bound it with my machine binding technique you can find here. Can you explainthe advantage of stay-stitching? I linked to this from my post today! I decided to sew them across. Having the mitred corners pre-made makes this a breeze. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Thank you soooo much :).  I used this great tutorial from Cluck, Cluck, Sew, and for my first time, it came out pretty well! Click on the image below to read the whole issue FREE online. Start about three-quarters down on the long side of your quilt. - It's Always Autumn, Quick & Easy Table Runner Tutorial | Bobbin's Lullaby, Welded Quilt: AGF Stitched {& Giveaway} | Night Quilter, A Teacosy – A Learning Curve | makingshyeni, Wildflower Meadow Raw Edge Circle Quilt | Fat Fanny Fern, How to Create Evergreen Posts for Your Craft Blog - whileshenaps.com, The Growing Tree Wall Hanging Tutorial | Night Quilter, 52 craft projects // walk with me quilt – Frogged Designs, 52 craft projects // you’ve got mail – Frogged Designs, Tutorials to make Quilting Easier! You could end use invisible thread on top and bobbin thread to match binding. Love your blog!!! Very handy if you need it! It doesn’t matter what color you use on top. We’re FINALLY back in business with the last part in our 5-Part quilting series, How to Make A Quilt for Beginners, and we’re going to finish off the series and your quilt with binding. TIP Sew about 8 – 10″ of the binding and remove it from the sewing machine. […], […] Now it is time to bind the quilt! I didn’t find a difference in using either of the interchangeable feet for this first part. My least, Purple Quilter Queen, http://www.sewmccool.com/chinese-year-of-the-horse-hot-pad/, http://www.canoeridgecreations.com/2013/02/double-fold-binding-tutorial-part-one.html, Scrappy Strips Quilt Tutorial | Cluck Cluck Sew, handmade kid chess set {perfect christmas gift!} I don’t feel it has that smooth edge that you get by stitching it to the front and hand stitching on the back. When not quilting, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Lexi and Murphy, or can be found cycling across the country. If I have to machine sew a binding, I will pin it well with the pins at right angles to the binding and straight stitch in the ditch from the front making sure the folded over binding covers the first pass stitching on the back (hence all the pins). I just bound my dad's queen-size quilt by machine (my first machine-binding ever), and my life will never be the same.   I just stuck this one in the […], […] I quilted it with diagonal straight lines, and machine bound it using this method.  After a quick wash and dry it’s ready to deliver to a new baby girl! Yes nice to know we’re all in this learning mode together! Stitch that 3/8″ seam for about six inches. It's frustrating. So any and all examples are greatly appreciated. Thanks so much. Thank you so much. Thank you! On a large quilt, this method can take quite a lot of time. Very much appreciated. But it’s also a practical choice. This will leave a line of stitching on the backing. can you do this from the front and get it more like in the ditch using the bernina #10 edge stitch foot? If you have a walking foot you can use that, I am using an old vintage 15-91 Singer and the walking feet … Brilliant. What would you do? This method is definitely the best, I've been doing binding this way for nearly 50 years! I had googled self binding since I am quilting my first ever quilt. I combined this with another tutorial to complete my first binding today! I must say that I enjoy binding more and appreciate your wonderful, excellent and precise instructions! Awesome! as I have a few baby quilts in the near future to complete I think this will be the preferred method of binding from here on in :) Thanks so much for writing this post. It is SO important to sew to the left of the seam line, but it took me forever to figure that out on my own! And press the seam. place the binding to the back and see you... Useful tutorial! http: //www.sewmccool.com/chinese-year-of-the-horse-hot-pad/, very helpful, well done pics tomorrow so be sure to come and! With how this one because it means you are learning and stitching on the Changeable Zigzag for. 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