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Binding a quilt is one of the final steps to finish your quilt. To bind your quilt, you are attaching the front, batting and back of your quilt all together. With this fab step-by-step tutorial, Kate Owen will show you how to fold the bind material, pin the edges, create lovely neat corners and finish using your sewing machine.


  • Finished front of your quilt
  • Backing fabric
  • Quilt batting
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric scissors
  • Sewing thread
  • Quilting ruler

Learn how to bind a quilt (the easy way!)


Align your backing fabric. Make sure your backing fabric is bigger than your quilt. Kate recommends 3 inches of extra backing fabric all the way around.

step 1


Fold the binding once. On the edge of the quilt, fold your backing once, so it is aligned with your trimmed wadding.

step 2


Fold the binding over twice.

step 3


Pin down the folds, leaving the corners for the moment. Repeat all the way around your blanket. 

step 4


Turn quilt around and repeat.

step 5


Trim excess fabric. If the fabric layers on the corners of your blanket are too thick to sew then trim the internals. Otherwise, you can make a neat fold to tidy the corners before pinning secure.

step 6


Fold corners neatly.

step 7


Pin your binding material so it's secure.

step 8


Sew the binding all the way around using your sewing machine.

step 9

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