Stitch binding down with 1/4″ seam allowance. thank you judy, wonderful tutorial! Thanks for the great tutorial. I think I can manage that! Pin to quilt. Purchase books patterns, thermofax screens and more. I know I am going to want to refer to it again. Definitely going to book mark this!!! This tutorial is part of the 2017 Finishalong Quarter 1 Tutorial Week. This is one of my down falls. But for my quilts I find a frame of color around the outside edge of the quilt to be distracting. Measure all the horizontal sides of the quilt. Then slip stitch the binding to the back of the quilt. JUDY, oops. Step Two: Applying Binding Strips @Jojo, That tool, made by Dritz, came in my teacher bag at festival, it is awesome! Pin the binding fabric to the front of the quilt with a couple extra inches of binding at either end. This is the simplest way to … Thank you for visiting! you do such beautiful work…. Want a message in your inbox when a new post is published? Thanks for your clearly written instructions! Fold the binding back at a 45° angle, place the next binding … The faced binding takes you right to the edge of the quilt, and gives the quilt a really clean and finished feel. Press under 1/4″ on one long edge. It is often used for art quilts, but it can be used for any quilt where the binding may distract from the front, or when you want your colours or shapes to continue right to the edge of your quilt. Fold the first corner of the binding over to form an angle. It will fit exactly over the top of the quilt. Thank you so much for posting this — I always wanted to know how to do this (my “experiments” weren’t working so well). Also – where did you get that measuring tool? The first thing you need to do is cut a four inch wide strip of fabric for each side of the quilt that is about 4″ longer than each side. Quilt binding is the fabric that's used to cover the outer edges of the quilt sandwich — the quilt top, batting, and backing — after the quilt is quilted. This is where you will begin and end stitching. It is filed under Creating! Measure the width and length of your quilt and cut four 2" wide facing strips that are 2" longer than each side. Now start on the top and bottom of the quilt, using the TOP/BOTTOM strips. And is it gallery ready with this method? Bring the two binding edges together, matching up the finger pressed lines and pin. Of course there are times when the binding integrates visually to the overall design of a quilt and is a necessary design element. March 28 - Sandra of Sew of Course - you are here. I have faced a quilt twice - both using a method from the same tutorial. I find it easier to make my stitches invisible. I want one in acrylic or whatever that hard plastic is – lol. Traditional quilt binding is by no means the only way to finish the edges of your projects! Subscribe to comments Gloria Hansen has a great tutorial on making a quilt sleeve herehttp://www.gloriahansen.com/weblog/?p=1488all you need is a wood rod or slat, then put a screw eye in each end. Wow that was new to me... so thank you Sandra for sharing this great tutorial and thank you for hosting the 2017-FAL.Liebe GrüßeBente. This is fantastic Sandra. Are you in need of some creative healing? After your quilt top has been layered with the back, batting and top, and then quilted; you cut off these raw edges. I’ve been thinking about doing some faced bindings but couldn’t find a clear tutorial out there. Thanks because I was going to put my latest piece on a stetcher frame and I like this idea better. No binding (pillowcase method). Prairie points add a great deal of interest with the use of color and texture and are a great addition to any quilt. You explained it in such an easily understandable way. Is it paper? thanks Lyric. Overhang your bias strips slightly so they extend a little past each corner of the quilt. Stitch binding down with 1/4" seam allowance. Nice tutorial! This type of bias binding isn’t quite as durable as traditional binding, so use it for projects that won’t be handled or washed frequently, such as wall hangings and table runners. I have come across this technique before but have never tried it. It is something that I have wanted to try. The quilt design simply stops at the edge. Binding size refers to the width of the finished binding as it appears from the front of the quilt. This is great! Brilliant tutorial and I also love the corners! The size of the binding is determined by the size of the seam allowance used when the binding is sewn on and how loosely or tightly the binding is folded to the back. Great tutorial, thankyou. Faced Binding Tutorial Step One: Prepare the quilt and strips Trim the seam allowance at an angle toward the corner. Judy, this has to be the most beautiful tutorial out there! By Cheryl Fall . when stitching is about 2" from the corner, place a pin to mark 1⁄ 4" from the corner. This is a quick method for finishing a quilt's edges. Subscribe to entries Facings, instead of bindings, are used to finish the edges of a quilt. All four corners will now look like this: Trim the edges of the top and bottom of the quilt at 1/2" from the TOP/BOTTOM strip stitching (again, approx. A faced binding, aka invisible binding or non-binding binding, is a great way to bind a quilt to show off a more "arty" or modern look. Trim the edges square. Trim your quilt, squaring up the corners, so that the backing and batting are even with the edge of the quilt. The Faced Binding is a neat way to finish the edges on a large wall quilt. There are many different ways to finish the edge of your quilt. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This is my favorite way to bind art quilts, it gives a nice clean finish. Two-Tone Quilt Binding: An Instructable for people who already know how to put a binding on a quilt, but want to mix it up a bit. Your corners will look like this: If you are happy, slip stitch the binding strips in place at the back, making sure your stitches do not go through all layers, so they are not visible from the front. Line up the corner of two of the strips with the raw edges in the corner and the folded edges to the inside, as shown. This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 1:00 PM. Great step-by-step, even I just may be able to do this!! These strips have been cut a bit longer, since they have to stick out by about 1 1/4" at each corner. This is where you will begin and end stitching. Thanks for the great tutorial. (I use my ¼â€... Press the facing strips outwards, then stitch through the facing and seam allowance about 1/8” from the seam. I knew this couldn’t be too hard but I have been a little timid about trying it. Hopefully this will help! Beautiful, precise and so well done. Will have to make a small quilt top just to give yours a try! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Your welcome Dodie. (For example, if your quilt is 15" wide by 18" long, cut … Binding is applied to this edge. thank you!love, Kellioops, I mean, love, Jane. Quilts are created when pieces of fabric are cut and sewn together in a pattern and layered with additional padding for warmth. Sewing binding around a quilt's edges is … You can never have too many pictures in a tutorial! You'll also need 4 squares for the corners. Repeat for the second TOP/BOTTOM strip. Trim the batting and edges of your quilt. I saw this first time somewhere and came to see it again at Jenny’s Quilt skipper. Thank you! Lay this side of your quilt face up and lay one of your bias strips along oneof the quilt edges. A facing is similar to a binding on a quilt, except that it’s turned completely to the back so there is no visual line around the edge of a quilt. To make a facing for your art quilt, you will make a “frame” for the quilt back out of 2 1/2″ strips. Thanks so much for clearly explaining this process. Quilt binding is often the last step in finishing a quilt and an important one! The quilt in this example measures 32″ w x 48″ h. Add the backing to your quilt top and machine stitch the quilt. Subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The pictures are so helpful! Judy on INSTAGRAM. This finger pressed line will be your stitching line. Faced binding is also helpful when binding something where you don't have any suitable fabric for a normal binding and are too tight to buy any ;o). You make this look so easy. I’ll be removing it and trying out your tut soon! Fantastic tutorial, very clear and I love how you did the corners, obviously reduced bulk. So we're gonna go ahead and put this in place. So what is it about death imagery in pandemics. Thank you for the binding tutoral. Cut 2 strips 2 1/2″ x the width of two opposite sides of your quilt–I usually start with the top and the bottom. With a pencil place a mark 1/4″ from the top edge of the quilt, do the same at the bottom edge of the quilt. How do you hang the quilt-with a sleeve? Very hard to put that thing away. I’ve been confirmed for your class in Long Beach – weeeeeee! wonderful, and so easy, I really think I could do it! Thanks for the enlightening and helpful tutorial Sandra! All content © 2021 by Judy Coates Perez. Binding a quilt is that last little special touch that a quilter puts onto their quilt. Of your binding uh against the raw edge of your quilt, so the folded edge of the face binding is gonna be pointing inwards. After I have trimmed the quilt to size, I machine stitch the edge to secure any quilting lines that have been cut and to keep the 3 layers secured while sewing the binding on. Beautifully done. I also prefer a facing because the hand stitching required at the end is easier as there is more fabric turned to the back, and it doesn’t have to be exact. Trim the edges evenly. I can’t thank you enough for this tutorial! 1/4" from the edge of the fabric). (c) Sandra Jansen for Studio Sew of Course. A faced binding neatly and securely finishes off straight quilt edges, but does not show on the front of the quilt at all. Get my latest updates sent directly to your inbox. Thanks! I cannot reply if you are a "no-reply" blogger! Lay down the bias strip with the fusible tape side face up, with the raw edges of the bias strip aligned to the raw edges of your quilt. I will try it again because I really like how it looks. The most popular method is to use binding which protects the edges of your quilt from a lot of wear. Cut each piece 4″ by the horizontal measurement plus … If done well, it can't be seen at all from the front, allowing the last border of your quilt to act as the frame for your quilt, and eliminating one last design element from your quilt. i’ve bound quilts using this binding before but the directions were never this clear and precise – especially the photo of the mitered corners on the wrong size. thanks so much for sharing!Have a creative week…. Simple theme. Excellent tut! CL Shaw Faced Binding Tutorial slides. Begin by pinning the corner squares (now pressed into triangles) to the right side of the … Birthing a Quilt. Finger press the second binding at a 45° angle. Like you did for the SIDE strips, again press the binding strip outwards firmly, and understitch the strip to the seam allowance. I liked […]. A faced binding is applied to the front of your quilt and is wrapped to the back. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Last time, I wanted to do this, I ended up putting it on a stretched canvas. I shall give it Go yours looks so neat. Can you tell I like it??!!! Brilliant tute! , Perfect just what I needed today.I was marveled at the International Quilt Show in Long Beach,CA a few quilters were finishing thier quilts this way…Voila me too now! First, prep your facing strips in the same way you would prep traditional binding. Position the strip with the raw edges level at the edge of the quilt top. Take the outer corner of the binding where … Hanging Sleeves: I didn’t mention this in the video, but I attach my hanging sleeve to the back of the quilt by sewing the top of the sleeve about 3/8 inch from the top edge. I cut my facing strips just a little bit longer. Hello, thank you for this very thorough tutorial! 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