Binding Tutorial from www.quiltingintheloft.com
When you have finished quilting your project, use a ruler, cutting mat and rotary cutter to trim your edges as square as possible on all sides to it’s finished size.
I prefer to use a double folded 2 ½” wide strip of fabric to bind my quilts. Measure your quilt perimeter (add all lengths and widths) and add 8” (for joining slack) to figure out the number of the binding strips needed using an approximate 45” width of fabric. Divide 45 into the perimeter number you have come up with this will give you the number of strips you need. Cut the strips 2 ½” x WOF (Width of fabric)
To join your strips:
- Place two strips at right angles, right sides together. Draw a diagonal line on the top strip and stitch along the line as shown:
4. Beginning at the 45-degree angle end, place the binding strip along one edge of the front of the quilt top. Start away from a corner; sew 8 “ away from the angled edge, ¼” from the raw edge of the quilt top and binding. When you get near the corner, stop ¼” from the corner and sew off the corner on a 45 degree angle or backstitch up to the ¼” spot.
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