How to bind a quilt (cheat method!)

Published on 21 February 2020 1 min read

In this fab step-by-step tutorial, Kate Owen will show you how to use excess binding fabric to make a pretty edge on your quilt.

In this fab cheat binding method, you'll learn how to fold the binding material, pin the edges, create lovely neat corners and finish using a sewing machine, for stunning results.

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

1

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.

2

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

3

Fold the binding over twice.

4

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

5

Turn quilt around and repeat.

6

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.

7

Fold corners neatly.

8

Pin your binding material so it's secure.

9

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

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