Awesome! It’s helpful to use a backing piece that is approximately 2.5” longer and wider than a mug rug top, or 3″ wider on all four sides of a quilt to make centering it easier. I always prefer to start with a little extra so I know I will have enough when I finish machine quilting.). Available methods are: Machine stitch binding to the front of the quilt/mug rug and then finish by hand stitching it to the back. Ollie, Thank you so much for your kind words. Fold the backing fabric over again 1/2 inch toward the front of the quilt, covering up the raw edge. Thank you for your clever ideas. It can also show off an especially beautiful backing fabric. Fold for the corner A piece of backing fabric at least 3″ longer and 3″ wider than the quilt top. Aug 31, 2018 - There is an easier way to bind a quilt: use the backing fabric. The third method, in my opinion, is not only the easiest for a beginner but it is also the fastest of the three methods. Proceed to quilt the pieces together, but stop quilting 1/2-inch from the edges of the quilt top. You know, the edge you made in “Step 1 – Pressing the Seam”. I place the project to the right side of the presser foot. If you are not comfortable using the zipper foot, use the foot you normally use for straight stitches. How to Baste with Minky? To self-bind a quilt, you cut the backing fabric a couple of inches larger than the … Then, sew a straight stitch 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) from the edges of the quilt going through the quilt and binding. notice.style.display = "block"; })(120000); I purchased it at Joanns. Relax and enjoy your handiwork. Fold over once, so that the edge meets the edge of the quilt. A well-designed quilt beautifies the environment in which it is used. Pick a side to start with, and fold the backing over the top of the mug rug. Binding. Here’s the quilt top and backing fabric I chose for a modern Christmas table topper. But for the quilts that are loved, used and washed, over and over again, it just makes sense. This is workshop #8 in a series of workshops where art quilt designer Janeen van Niekerk shows us how to make a simple quilt. Learn how in this tutorial from NewQuilters.com. I like the idea of using a zipper foot for the binding. Choose a fabric that looks good with the quilt top, because the backing fabric will be the edging for the top of the quilt. (This term means that your sides are even and your corners are square.). You will quilt the project as desired prior to finishing the binding. Allow for a larger backing, then fold the backing of the item over to the front to create binding. Most quilts have a separate strip of binding that goes around the outside of the quilt. This will be the straight binding edge on the inner side of the quilt. There are actually several methods for binding, and it is really up to the seamstress to decide the best method to use for their project. Don’t press this fold or you may flatten the batting at the edges of your quilt. Center the quilt top on top of the batting with its right side up and smooth away wrinkles. A self-bound quilt uses the backing fabric to create a finished edge around the outside of the quilt. Pin the binding to your quilt so that the right sides of the binding and the right sides of the quilt are facing each other. Your self-bound quilt is done! …then in half again, overlapping the edge of the quilt or mug rug as you did on the first side. If you are new to quilting projects, give this method a shot and let me know if you have any questions along the way. You can use a straight stitch or a decorative stitch, as I did on this table runner. Self-binding is a good option for quilts that won’t see a lot of daily use. Press (iron) it all the way across on each side. The quilt is sandwiched between the top fabric and the backing; the binding serves to keep them in place. Thanks for the clear directions. Adjust your right triangle if you need to so that the edge of side one and side two match up nicely. After that step, I always cut a rectangle out of each corner to help eliminate bulk in the finished product.  −  Step 2 Trim the top and the filling so the edges are even. Making your quilt sandwich is arguably the single most important step for success when backing a quilt with minky fabric. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Time limit is exhausted. Fold the backing fabric out of the way and use scissors to carefully trim away the extra batting all around the quilt so that the batting is even with the edge of the top.If you did stitch beyond the edge of the quilt top, pick out the extra stitches with a seam ripper or a pair of sharp scissors before you trim the batting. setTimeout( Prairie points are folded triangles made from fabric squares, and can be used to decorate table runners, pillows, tea towels and — you guessed it — quilt edges. Second, use your Shape Cut or other acrylic ruler to square it up. When you get to the corner, the first side will be all the way down and the second side will be all the way open. (Why not cut the batting to the exact size of the quilt top in the first place? To use the backing as the binding it will need to measure 2 to 4 inches larger all around than the top. The reason? Place your project to the left of the presser foot and sew close to the inside edge of the binding. Finishing a Quilt With Backwards Binding: The traditional way to finish a quilt uses bias binding sewn to the front, folded around to the back, and whipstitched by hand all around the back. 6 Third, apply basting spray to the back of the batting and center it on the backing piece. Can you tell me where you got the ruler in picture number one? Stitch the self-binding in place on the quilt front by machine or by hand using the … Machine stitch binding to the back of the quilt/mug rug and finish by machine stitching it on the front. Readers like you really inspire us! 2- trim your batting to the edge of the quilt top. You can save several steps (and quite a bit of time) by making a self-bound quilt. If you’ve ever wished there was an easier way to bind a quilt than laboriously making your own binding strips and sewing them onto the quilt, there is! Brilliant! Instead of sewing the binding to the front of the quilt sandwich, stitch it to the back side instead. Required fields are marked *, (function( timeout ) { Please reload the CAPTCHA. Press the fold in place. Please reload the CAPTCHA. For example, this quilt had a border with a finished size of 2.75″, so the quilt was trimmed 3″ from the seam line. The workshops are filled with quilting tips for beginners. 5- fold the backing fabric again 1/4″. I’m often asked how to finish quilts and mug rugs. }, #bindingaquilteasy, bindingaquilttutorial timeout When you get to a corner, fold the corner up like so…. After the batting trimming and squaring of the quilt is complete, trim the excess backing to 3/4" from the edge of the quilt. If your quilt will get a lot of use, consider fabric strip binding instead. If you have trouble getting it to lie flat, you can use a washable glue stick to dab glue along the edge and press into position. In traditional quilting, the binding is made from a separate strip of fabric that is sewn onto the quilt. I've made many quilts and have found this to be the best technique for keeping all the layers flat a… Thanks for the tutorial. Fold all the way down to the next edge. Great instructions! function() { The disadvantage: the binding is only one fabric layer thick. Here I’ll show you how to take the backing and fold it over the edge of the quilt to finish it. Make sure you use a coupon on it or get it while it is 50% off! When most quilters first learn how to bind a quilt they are taught how to make a binding separately that is then attached to the quilt. Starting with one edge, fold the backing fabric up so its raw edge just butts up against the edge of the quilt top. Press the fold in place. Machine stitch binding to the back of the quilt/mug rug and finish by machine stitching it on the front. In my opinion, it looks just as good as strip binding, too. When you self bind, you use the backing fabric as the binding. var notice = document.getElementById("cptch_time_limit_notice_79"); Time limit is exhausted. I use it about as much as my 6×24″ ruler. nine When you reach a corner, fold the binding into a triangle, then press. Finally, use your acrylic ruler to trim the backing at one inch wider than the top on all four sides. This is a real pain in the rear for quilters like me who are used to doing everything on the machine.… Your email address will not be published. Apr 16, 2020 - Explore SFS-QUILTS's board "QUILTS - BACKING-BINDING" on Pinterest. Keep folding the binding, making triangles, and folding again to make miters at the corners all around the quilt. See more ideas about Quilts, Quilt patterns, Quilt binding. A piece of batting at least 3″ longer and 3″ wider than the quilt top. For this tutorial, Kelly shows how to bind a quilt with minky that is not only used for the binding but for the backing as well. You can complete a mug rug without quilting, if you’d like. The quilt I'm showing you is one that I made for my grandson, Bear, and you've watched the progress of it along the way. It’s especially helpful on smaller projects – saving time and the frustration of trying to match … See more ideas about quilt binding, quilting tutorials, quilting tips. The Make just one little change in this technique, and you can bind a quilt without any hand sewing at all. You can use fabric backing and sew a seam all around the quilt, therefore, making a neat edge that is also quite invisible on the outside of your quilt. You can do this on your ironing board and press it as you go…it makes it very simple. This finishing technique is referred to as the pillow case method or the envelope method. To prepare your piece for binding: First, use quilt basting spray to join your batting and mug rug top. By doing so, it allows me to get an even 1/8” stitch all the way around. While you do this, try not to stitch off the edge of the quilt top. I used small. For quilts that will hang on a wall or lie quietly on a table, self-binding can be a real time saver. 1- make sure your backing fabric is larger than the quilt top by at least 2″. Feb 6, 2017 - binding a quilt using the backing. There’s more than one way to bind a quilt, and this method just so happens to be one of the most quirky and fun. Read on for complete instructions. Here is my final product, which I decided to use as a mouse pad. Keep the triangle in position as you fold the next side the same way you did on the first side. 4- fold the backing fabric 1/4″. I tried making your Large pot holder from your Auntie Em’s site and it came out great except that the binding slid everywhere and it looks awful. 3- trim your backing fabric to 3/4″ from the quilt top. Assembling a Quilt: This is my technique for layering a finished quilt. If you know your quilt will get a lot of wear, it’s probably better to finish it with double-fold binding. I was using a walking foot like it said and clips but I could never seem to get it straight. You may want to, Sew the layers together. Take your project to the ironing board. This will create a miter, or 45-degree angle fold, at the corner. ); The filling for the padding could be a mixture of polyester fibre lining or other batting material. You don’t want to sew any fabric that isn’t covering part of the actual quilt.  =  Thanks. Start the stitches where the binding overlaps the quit topper. A dab of glue can really help the folded triangle stay in place. Starting with one edge, fold the backing fabric up so its raw edge just butts up against the edge of the quilt top. The fabric is folded in half before attaching to the quilt so when you fold it over the raw edge of the quilt, it also encapsulates the raw edge of the binding. For demonstration purposes, I used a small mug rug to illustrate the third binding method. https://www.flickr.com/groups/simplynotablecraftyfriends/. if ( notice ) …and then in half again, and pin. It has grids in it. Any stitches that go beyond the edge will have to be picked out when you trim the batting in the next step. 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