Making quilt binding was one of those things before I started quilting that I thought was very hard to do. But, after I got into the quilting process I found that it was was really quite a simple one. So, if you are one of those people who are intimidated by making binding…this is the perfect place to be.
I like to make straight bindings for my quilts, which are perfect for any quilts that have straight lines. Here is the process…
Step 1: Take your fabric and cut it into 2.5″ strips by width of fabric.
Step 2: Take 2 strips of fabric and lay them out at a 90 degree angle to each other. Draw a line from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.
Step 3: Stitch along the line you marked on your two strips of fabric.
Step 4: Trim the excess off of the corners with scissors or a rotary cutter.
Step 5: Open up the two strips and press open with a hot iron.
Step 6: The last step is to fold the binding in half (edges together) and press with a hot iron. And repeat for each strip for the quilt. Now you are ready to sew it on!
And if you need a full tutorial on how to attach the quilt binding to the quilt, HERE is a good tutorial.
Prefect timing. Just needed to be sure on steps before I make up a few quick whole cloth quilts for my upcoming shows!! I was going to turn to you anyway for a tutorial. 🙂
Karen Ann says
Okay. Now how do I attach it to the quilt itself? Does it require hand stitching?
Ina-Jean MacDonald says
glenda norris says
Yes how do you sew it to quilt I’m a beginner
Kristina Perrin says
Thanks for this simple tutorial. Going to give it a shot.