Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Binding problem!

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4
    So I am finishing up my second quilt ever made (yay me!) and I am having a problem binding it. I had it in mind to use a binding-less method, but it'd a dismal failure. Here's the problem: I already trimmed it down to finish it without a binding, but I think I may need to do one. How can I finish my quilt so it will look decent at this point?

  2. #2
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    12,916
    Blog Entries
    1
    I used to trim my quilts before I added the binding, so not all is lost.

    Recommend a small zig-zag to secure the edges, then attach a binding. There are nice tutorials on the different methods. My favorite is the continuous double-fold.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4
    I'll have to give this a try...I haven't done binding before (my last quilt was binding-less but I used a different method than this time) so hopefully i can get it straight....LOL

  4. #4
    cande's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    south east ND. 60 miles from MN and 25 from SD
    Posts
    238
    How did you do a binding-less quilt? Do you mean leaving the backing a little bigger then folding it over the front and stitching it down?

  5. #5
    Senior Member momto4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Wausau WI GO PACK!!!
    Posts
    768
    Blog Entries
    1
    Youtube has some really great tutorials on binding. I would look them up and find one that you think would work for you! Good luck!!!!

  6. #6
    Super Member Oklahoma Suzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Home town: Rehoboth, MA Now living in OK
    Posts
    7,847
    I always trim it down before adding the binding. I sew the binding to the right side of the top, turn it over and stich by hand.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by cande
    How did you do a binding-less quilt? Do you mean leaving the backing a little bigger then folding it over the front and stitching it down?
    I actually did it a lot like a pillowcase. I sewed it all together with the exception of one half of one side, turned it rightside-out, stuffed it with the batting, and then handstitched it closed. I had a friend who told me to do it this way but it was such a pain with the batting. I'm learning from the school of hard knocks! ;) lol

    I've been watching youtube now for a while. Good stuff! I think I might have an idea of where to go from here. I'll need to get more fabric though! LOL

  8. #8
    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    9,673
    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Suzie
    I always trim it down before adding the binding. I sew the binding to the right side of the top, turn it over and stich by hand.
    That's what I do also! :D

  9. #9
    Super Member lisalovesquilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,540
    It's easier if you put the batting in at the same time. Put the back and top right sides together. Lay the batting on it and sew around except for the opening to turn. And welcome to the board.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by lisalovesquilting
    It's easier if you put the batting in at the same time. Put the back and top right sides together. Lay the batting on it and sew around except for the opening to turn. And welcome to the board.
    Thanks!

    Yeah I learned that after trying it her way the first time. It looks like adding the binding will be pretty easy even with it trimmed. *whew* I was worried I 'd ruined the whole thing. LOL

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.