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!)


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.


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


Fold the binding over twice.


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


Turn quilt around and repeat.


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.


Fold corners neatly.


Pin your binding material so it's secure.


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

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