Binding Tutorial Roundup

Binding can be tricky to get right but that’s only true until you learn a way that makes sense for you.


Here’s the post-it note that is stuck to the wall just behind my sewing machine.


It helps me to sew my binding pieces together alternating right side up so that I have one continuous piece of binding when I’m finished. Before this post-it note existed, I’d spent lots of time unpicking stitches.


This is the blog post that made the most sense to me when I first learned to make binding on my own. (And where my post-it drawing came from.) Thank you, Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew!


https://cluckclucksew.com/2013/01/machine-binding-tutorial.html


Here are some great options to try to find your favorite:


Here’s the Ultimate Quilt Binding Tutorial from Jenny’s at Missouri Star Quilt Company https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vCWpxBRs20


Here’s a step by step picture tutorial from Amy Smart, Diary of a Quilter

https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/finishing-quilt-tutorial/


This binding tutorial includes additional info on finishing your binding with hand stitching

https://www.craftsy.com/post/how-to-bind-quilts/


Rita from Red Pepper quilts uses continuous cross-grain binding, she’ll teach you how to here:

https://www.redpepperquilts.com/2009/11/binding-tutorial.html


Jera, from Quilting in the Rain shares this machine binding tutorial

https://www.quiltingintherain.com/2013/01/machine-binding-tutorial.html


This binding really frames a quilt in a beautiful way, Lorna from sewfreshquilts

https://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com/2015/01/flanged-binding-tutorial.html


Find the one that makes the most sense to you and use it to finish your next few quilts. Once you’ve used it a few times, it’ll stick, I’m sure of it. If not, get yourself a post-it note ;)


Love, Tamara


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