How do you bind a quilt with a sewing machine?

How do you bind a quilt with a sewing machine?

Trim one of the binding tails to the halfway mark on your quilt.

  1. Overlap your binding.
  2. Using a ruler, mark 1/2in past the trimmed edge and cut on this mark.
  3. Join your two sides together with pins and sew using a 1/4in seam allowance.
  4. Finger press the seam open.
  5. Finish attaching the binding to the quilt back.

What is the best width for quilt binding?

Cut the binding strips to a width of 2.75”. This is my favorite width for double fold binding— not too narrow and not too wide but just right in my opinion. Cut the binding strips with a rotary cutter and quilting ruler just like you cut strips to make 9-patch blocks in my 9-patch quilt tutorial.

How to bind a quilt step by step?

How To Bind a Quilt: A Step by Step Tutorial. Step 1: Cut the fabric for your binding. Step 2: Sew strips together and iron. Step 3: Attaching the binding to the top of the quilt. How to Bind a Quilt with Mitered Corners. Step 4: Attach the binding to the back of the quilt.

How do you bind a quilt with a 90 degree angle?

Remove the quilt from your machine, and fold the binding up, away from the quilt, at a 90-degree angle. To add mitred corners on quilt binding, use a binding clip to hold the corner, fold the binding back down onto your quilt, aligning the raw edges along the next side.

What is a quality quilt binding?

A quality quilt binding is: If you’ve attached your binding by machine and pulled it around to the back to tack down, the hand stitches used should not show on the front of the quilt. If you use your sewing machine to tack down your binding, if the stitches are to show, make them neat and tie them off properly.

What is quilt edging or binding?

Binding a quilt is also known as quilt edging, but whatever you call it, we’re here to help you do it. Don’t forget to browse our range of free quilting patterns for inspiration for different quilts to make with your new skills.