Monday, October 29, 2018

3 Favorite Binding Tutorials

Today it's all about binding, with a showcase of 3 of my favorite binding tutorials. 

The first one, joining binding in 3 easy steps

was an absolute game changer! Years ago, I struggled with the angles, the right sides of the fabric, where to cut, etc, and spending waaaay too much time joining binding. 

But then, an ah-ha moment, and my binding woes were over! A simple fold of 2.5" was all I needed - pop over to the joining binding tutorial to see the whole process.

The next bit game changer was perfecting a machine stitched binding

Now, I know that there are those of you out there who are purists and want to stitch the binding by hand. And, yes, I used to do that. But it took forever, eating up time that I needed to spend elsewhere.

Then glue came into my life. At first I resisted, trying to stay with the purist group, worrying about fabric degradation. But I wash my quilts, and I don't intend for my quilts to stay around for 100 years, so why not try using glue? 

I'm very happy to say I've been using glue and a machine stitched binding for several years now, with the whole process taking me under an hour. Want more free time too? Then check out the machine binding tutorial.

And the last tutorial is for a piped binding, adding that little bit of extra to the quilt's edge.

Though the binding may take a bit longer to prepare because of the two strips sewn together, it's well worth the effort. Pop on over to the Piped Binding tutorial to see how it's done.

Those are my favorite binding tutorials - do you have any to share? Let me know in the comments, as I'd love to check them out!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I fell in love with glue and use it all the time, although I will hand stitch special pieces.

  2. Great post and I love the piped binding! Have a great day!
    PS - I am a 'no glue' person......Maybe someday!

  3. Hi Susan! Well aren't you sharing some wise gems today?!! Piped binding looks fabulous - I definitely need to give it a try. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Thanks for sharing. I'll have to check these out. I, too, machine bind, but always like to see how others do it. I've not tried using glue.


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