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mpeters1200 01-27-2009 07:59 AM

I have googled, searched here, searched UTube and tried to search Quilterstv with no luck.

It's been a long time since I made binding and even longer since I sewed it on.

How do I calculate how many strips I need? 2" strips give me 1 in binding...what about 3" strips, would that work?

I bet I could make 3 in strips of all the different fabrics in my quilt, sew them together, and have a great multi-color binding....but then what?

Do I sew it to the front and hand stitch to the back or vice versa? Do I use a 1/4" seam or not? How do I make those corners nice? Is there a tutorial or nifty trick out there somewhere?

HELP!!!

Melissa


EDITED TO ADD: Saw a tute on binding at quilters cache, but I think I just ended up with more questions. How com 3" strips only give you 5/8" binding? What if I want bigger binding than that? Is double fold really necessary?

Prism99 01-27-2009 08:15 AM

There are many different ways of attaching binding to a quilt. Here is a Youtube video on one method that is done all by machine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wprg5vzkuGw

With the above method you sew the binding to the back side of the quilt first, then turn and finish from the front.

If you plan to finish the binding by hand, you would sew it to the front of the quilt by machine first, then turn and do the hand sewing on the back.

Mary

thimblebug6000 01-27-2009 08:30 AM

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I made a 38" square wallhanging with a finished 3/4" wide binding. Cut 4" wide strips, fold & press in half wrong sides together, position the raw edges 1/2" FROM THE RAW EDGES of the quilt. Use a 3/4" seam allowance and sew, making sure the edge of the binding stays aligned with the edge of the presser foot. Fold the binding to the wrong side & hand slip stitch to the backing. (The reason you stitch so far from the edge of the quilt is that you want the binding to be "full" of the backing & batting) I'll try & add a picture of the project. Not sure if the binding actually show on it.

sewmuch 01-27-2009 08:51 AM

Melissa, I like your idea of using the different strips of material from your quilt for the binding, bet it will look great. I use 2 1/2 inch strips for my binding.

PrettyKitty 01-27-2009 09:01 AM

I recommend searching youtube and watching all the various videos they have on how to do binding. See which one makes most sense. Thats what I did. Then I had the video I liked best set up next to my sewing machine and played it, watched it step by step as I made/attached the binding.

I sew the binding on to the front and then fold it over to the back, pin or wundaweb in place and stitch in the ditch from the front. But I am sure the more experienced ladies on here will tell you the advantages of all the different ways of doing it. There are already some useful threads on here if you do a search! Good luck!

Prism99 01-27-2009 09:30 AM

Thimblebug, that is such a wonderful Christmas quilt! May I ask if the pattern is available for purchase somewhere?

Mary

adyldrop 01-27-2009 09:53 AM

Between this tute and a wonderful lady on the board--Reine--I learned to bind! :
http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/pho...ing/index.html

BlueChicken 01-27-2009 11:15 AM

I love using multi coloured scraps from the quilt too, it's a great effect, especially if there are a lot of colours involved.

I use 2 1/2 inch strips, when you join pieces make sure they're joine on a 45 degree angle (so put the ends at right angles instead of together and sew a 45 degree line).

And for attaching it to the quilt, I machine the front, and hand stitch the back. Once you get going on the hand stitching it doesn't take too long.

:-)

thimblebug6000 01-27-2009 11:34 AM

Prism99, the link for that pattern is here:
http://www.brandywine-design.com/patterns.htm

sewmuch 01-27-2009 11:39 AM

ADYLDROP:: Thats a great tutorial for binding, am sending it to my niece as its so easy to understand. Thanks, Nancy

mary quite contrary 01-27-2009 11:42 AM

All the different fabrics is going to look great!!! Can't wait to see it.

sewnsewer2 01-27-2009 11:42 AM

This is how I do mine. I cut my strips 2-1/2" wide.

http://gratzindustries.blogspot.com/...ind-quilt.html

thimblebug, I LOVE snowman quilt!!

mpeters1200 01-27-2009 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by PrettyKitty
I recommend searching youtube and watching all the various videos they have on how to do binding. See which one makes most sense. Thats what I did. Then I had the video I liked best set up next to my sewing machine and played it, watched it step by step as I made/attached the binding.

I sew the binding on to the front and then fold it over to the back, pin or wundaweb in place and stitch in the ditch from the front. But I am sure the more experienced ladies on here will tell you the advantages of all the different ways of doing it. There are already some useful threads on here if you do a search! Good luck!

I searched through UTube before I posted this thread. I must be doing it wrong as it only came up with advertisements. Will keep looking for videos. I like some of the things that was on quilter's cache, but I'm just trying to figure it out in my head now.

She said to add up the lengths of all four sides plus 12" that adds up to 212 inches.

HMK 01-27-2009 11:47 AM

Thimble... what a cute quilt - when do you find the time to make all that you do?

Kara 01-27-2009 11:50 AM

I use 2 1/4" inch strips for my binding. Fold in half. Sew with a 1/4" seam. Hand sew to the back.

I prefer double binding because as the quilt wears (and the edges seem to wear quicker) there is double the protection on the edges. You have to get a sizable hole on the outer layer, to start a hole on the inner layer. And I just find it easier to work with. I'm not having to keep a seam allowance folded under, there's a nice folded edge to work with that isn't going to unfold.

As far as those corners... I can definitely see the need for a tutorial...
I sew my binding (for the entire quilt) into one long strip, then do a folding method in the corners to get them to come out nice. The method I use is from Quilter's Complet Guide by Fons and Porter. ISBN 0-8487-1152-1

This book also has tons of other useful info.

mpeters1200 01-27-2009 11:53 AM

I like that tutorial. I'm off to measure and cut my strips!

Quilting G 01-27-2009 12:12 PM

Here is a great sight for binding instructions.
http://www.daystyledesigns.com/articles.htm

It realy helped me.

G



mpeters1200 01-27-2009 02:45 PM

binding ON!! I kinda wish I had a practice project, but it'll work. Off to handstitching it on the back!

Rose Marie 01-27-2009 04:54 PM

I use 2 1/2 inch strips. Sew to the front with a walking foot using 1/4 in seam. Cut off the batting and backing.

Iron it open from the front so the seam is showing. I also iron the 1/4 in edge so it lays flat.
Fold the binding to the back and use Fons and Porter glue stick to hold it on the back over the seam

then use the stitch in the ditch foot on the front.
Took me along time and many methods to find this one worked the best for me.

By the way when you first sew on the binding to the front stitch to 1/4 inch from the corner and use your needle down and turn the quilt and back stitch off the edge. Dont cut your thread just pull your quilt out far enough to fold the binding up. Then continue to sew the binding on. Or you can stitch at an angle toward the point. Either way works good.

Prism99 01-27-2009 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
Prism99, the link for that pattern is here:
http://www.brandywine-design.com/patterns.htm

Thank you so much!!!

Prism99 01-27-2009 05:09 PM

[quote=mpeters1200I searched through UTube before I posted this thread. I must be doing it wrong as it only came up with advertisements. Will keep looking for videos. I like some of the things that was on quilter's cache, but I'm just trying to figure it out in my head now.[/quote]

I just did a search on youtube for "quilt binding" and came up with tons of tutorials.

mpeters1200 01-27-2009 06:10 PM

Prism...that's weird. I'm sure I'm doing it wrong then. Computers need better instruction manuals. I'm sure my 7 year old could figure stuff out faster than I could.

Prism99 01-27-2009 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by mpeters1200
Prism...that's weird. I'm sure I'm doing it wrong then. Computers need better instruction manuals. I'm sure my 7 year old could figure stuff out faster than I could.

Are you sure you're going to http://www.youtube.com ? There's a utube site that is kind of weird. At Youtube, right at the top is a big search window. That's where I typed in: quilt binding

mpeters1200 01-28-2009 06:39 AM

I'm such a dork....I went to utube, cause that's what I thought it was.


TOOO FUNNY!

pal 01-28-2009 10:03 PM

I almost always use my scraps from the quilt to make the binding.

I use rectangles 4" long and 2" wide and sew them all together. If I don't have enought scraps left then I add something that will go well with the others and fit them in so they look like they belong. Then I iron it in half and sew it by machine on the front of the quilt and by hand on the back.



cyniree 01-29-2009 12:12 PM

Your snow man quilt is so adorable. I love snowmen, they mak me smile even on bad days.

nancysew 01-29-2009 05:11 PM

Have you ever heard of using the "Quick Easy Mitered-Binding Tool"? I tried it twice and it works quite well. It's made by Sew Biz, www.sewbizmarion.com. The back of your quilt has to extend two times the desired finished width of your binding. Anyway, it's a different way of doing binding.

mpeters1200 02-01-2009 05:49 PM

I finished the binding after 1 1/2 days or so. Hindsight being what it is, I could have used all the colors from the top except the green and it would have come out prettier, but I'll remember that for the next F******* quilt.

It's posted on the thread that goes with that particular quilt. The pic complete with binding is on page 7.

http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/14807.page

Donna Mae 02-02-2009 10:56 AM

I use 2 1 /2 inch binding then 1/4 inch seam. I like to put my strips together on the diagnol, it makes the seam them almost disappear!!

I love multicolored binding also.

Have fun,
simple quilter


GailG 02-04-2009 05:18 AM


Originally Posted by BlueChicken
I love using multi coloured scraps from the quilt too, it's a great effect, especially if there are a lot of colours involved.

I use 2 1/2 inch strips, when you join pieces make sure they're joine on a 45 degree angle (so put the ends at right angles instead of together and sew a 45 degree line).

And for attaching it to the quilt, I machine the front, and hand stitch the back. Once you get going on the hand stitching it doesn't take too long.

:-)

This is what I have done mostly, also. I like the folded binding method because it adds strength and one edge is finished, so hand stitching is a cinch. If I want a wider binding, I cut the strip wider and make the seam wider also.

PattyAllayne 02-05-2009 05:15 AM

Thank you for this web site!! It really helped me.

Patty Allayne


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